Optical and Photonic Solutions Blog

Archive for 2020

SPIE Optics + Photonics Digital Forum

Who’d have thought you could attend a conference and stay home at the same time? Because of the current world health situation, many conferences are now online, including the SPIE Optics + Photonics conference. In just a few weeks, SPIE will host this annual event as a free digital forum.

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Posted in CODE V, Current Events, LightTools, Photonic Solutions, Trade shows and conferences


Reflections on the 45th Anniversary of CODE V as a Commercial Software Product

Happy 45th anniversary to CODE V! Read reflections from CODE V Product Manager, Dave Hasenauer, and learn the history of this powerful optical design software.

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Posted in CODE V, Product features


Design First-Time-Right Automotive Lighting Systems with LucidShape in CATIA

LucidShape CAA V5 Based v2020.06 includes powerful design features and stunning photorealistic rendering capabilities for headlight, tail light, and signal light innovations

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Posted in LucidShape, Product features


Success Story: Designing the World’s First Fully Digital 3D Digital Surgical Microscope with LightTools

When ARRI Medical wanted to make the ARRISCOPE, the world’s first, high-definition, fully digital 3D surgical microscope, they turned to Julius Muschaweck from JMO GmbH; Gauting for the illumination system design. Read this success story on how Muschaweck used LightTools to get the job done on schedule.

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Posted in Featured, LightTools, Success Story


Short on Time? Learn New Optical Design Features, Fast!

Introducing our new Synopsys Optical and Photonic Solutions YouTube channel, featuring brief video tutorials and informative overviews of Synopsys design tools. If you’re short on time, but need to learn new features fast, bookmark this channel for the latest about our optical design software.

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Posted in CODE V, LightTools, Product features


June Tech Talks Cover CODE V Diffraction Analysis, Macros and Optimization in LightTools

Join us for this month’s CODE V and LightTools Tech Talks. Read the round-up in this blog entry.

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Posted in CODE V, LightTools, Product features


CODE V Feature Close-Up: Beam Synthesis Propagation

CODE V’s Beam Synthesis Propagation (BSP) option simulates the general diffraction propagation of an optical field through an optical system. Its output can be as exhaustive as the complex 3D vector information of the optical field at any surface throughout the optical system.

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Posted in CODE V, Featured, Product features


Modeling Specialized Optical Properties Using LightTools UDOPs

In LightTools, a “User Defined Optical Property” (UDOP) can be created to model specialized optical surface properties that are not included in the standard selection of optical properties. The optical properties defined by a UDOP can be used to model actual physical effects such as birefringence, diffraction gratings, scattering, polarization, and patterned surfaces. A UDOP can also be used to effect non-physical functions such as beam replication, displacement and re-aiming, or the definition of customized receiver elements. Read our latest white paper discussing UDOPs.

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Posted in Engineering Services, Featured, LightTools


Synopsys Optical and Photonics Solutions – Robert S. Hilbert Memorial Optical Design Competition

The Synopsys Optical Solutions Group invites you to participate in its Robert S. Hilbert Memorial Optical Design Competition, which recognizes excellence in optical design projects completed by students. You’ll have a chance to win a portion of a $10,000 prize. Entries are due on June 15, 2020.

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Posted in CODE V, LightTools, LucidShape, Photonic Solutions


We Just Added More Tech Talks!

The Synopsys Optical Solutions Group is proud to announce our new series of online tech talks. We’ve pulled together a great lineup featuring product training and optical design case studies. Register today for any or all of these talks!

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Posted in CODE V, LightTools, Photonic Solutions, Product features