How can you split someone up and put them back together? This was the illumination design problem posed at the 2021 International Optical Design Conference (IODC), hosted by the Optical Society of America, now Optica. A member of our Optical Solutions team, Dr. Jake Jacobsen, used LightTools illumination design software to solve the 2021 illumination problem. Read how he produced the winning solution.
Meet Dr. Alexander Lin, who joined the LightTools Software Development team as an Illumination Software Developer in March 2020. He studied optics at UCLA and the University of Arizona, is involved in software development at Synopsys Optical Solutions Group. He also offers advice for those following a similar path in the optics industry.
On September 21-22, 2021, Synopsys hosted its annual Photonic Symposium to convey the current state of the integrated photonics market and its diverse end applications.
Synopsys offers multiple solutions for measuring the light scattering properties of displays. Read this article on how you can measure the bidirectional scattering distribution function (BSDF) scattering of a display. With this data, it is easier and faster to evaluate light scattering of electronic displays and determine their performance.
Do you have a diffused glass and coating on your horticultural lighting application? Synopsys provides an easy solution to measure glass and coating performance and optical properties.
We are pleased to announce the winners of Synopsys’ 2021 Robert S. Hilbert Memorial Optical Design Competition. Our annual competition celebrates exceptional optical design research projects by college students in North America who use Synopsys’ optical software solutions. Meet our 10 winners!
CODE V celebrates its 46th anniversary this weekend on August 1, 2021. Here are our top ten tips in CODE V to help you design brilliant and better optical designs.
Synopsys now offers solutions for measuring the light scattering properties of materials and surfaces. You can measure how light interacts with a given surface or how light behaves in the volume of a solid. You can then simulate the results in LightTools illumination design software.
Highlighting an IODC presentation, “Aberration Analysis of Zoom Lens System with Freeform Surface Lenses Using XY Polynomial,” by Motoyuki Otake of Sony Group Corporation. Mr. Otake and his co-authors were able to demonstrate a very nice zoom freeform design and sensitivity analysis for an Alvarez-style system.
Meet Katherine Calabro, senior R&D engineer at Synopsys, who works with the LightTools team and specializes in scattering and receiver analysis features. Read about her journey in her optics career, her advice for those getting into the field, and what she does for fun.
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