Optical and Photonic Solutions Blog

How to Reduce Stray Light in Your Optical Design Project with Scattering Measurements

As technology evolves, optics also evolve to meet the demanding needs of product development. Optical design simulations must be as accurate as possible, which in turn requires accurate characterization of materials such as plastics, diffusers, displays, and other surfaces used in optical systems. One of the most important tasks for an optical design team is to understand and reduce the impact of stray light on design performance. What is an effective way to do this? This is where light scattering measurements can be very effective.

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LightTools Features Drive Efficient Illumination Optics Design

LightTools celebrates its 27th anniversary on January 26, 2022. Since its initial launch, we have continually enhanced its capabilities, providing features and workflows that help designers bring illumination optics to market faster and more efficiently. In this blog article, we’ll highlight a few recent LightTools enhancements that meet the evolving requirements of illumination system design.

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Using LightTools for the 2021 International Optical Design Conference Illumination Design Problem

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.

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Employee Profile: Meet Alexander Lin – Ambitiously Pursuing Optics and Programming Software for a Greater Goal

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.

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How Light Scattering Measurements Can Improve Your Optical Product Development

Explore these four examples of how light scattering measurements can improve your optical product design.

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Expert Tips for (Mobile Camera) Compact Asphere Design

To step up your aspheric lens designs and work more efficiently, try these CODE V design and analysis tips.

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2021 Synopsys Photonic Symposium Recap

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.

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How to Measure and Evaluate Light Scattering in Displays

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.

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How Horticultural Crops Benefit from Diffuse Light and the Mini-Diff V2 Instrument

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.

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Synopsys Announces 2021 Robert S. Hilbert Memorial Optical Design Competition Results

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!

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