Optical and Photonic Solutions Blog

Archive for 2020

LucidShape CAA V5 Based Recognized as a Gold-Level Honoree in the Laser Focus World Innovators Award Program

LucidShape CAA V5 Based software for automotive lighting design for CATIA has been recognized as a Gold-Level Honoree in the 2020 Laser Focus World Innovators Awards. This awards program recognizes the many innovative technologies, products, and systems in the photonics market. 

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Posted in LucidShape, Product features, Releases


How to Accelerate Biomedical Optics Design for Light-Based Technologies

Learn how LightTools can be used with Synopsys Simpleware software to provide simulation data to develop a new generation of light-based technologies, including advanced biomedical diagnostics and treatments.

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Posted in Engineering Services, Featured, LightTools, Product features


Are You Up for the IODC Challenge?

Optical designers, consider participating in the lens design or illumination design competitions at next year’s International Optical Design Conference (IODC). This conference occurs every four years, and gathers optical designers, scientists, and engineers from around the world to discuss the latest developments in the optical design industry. A wide variety of optical design disciplines and topics are covered in both informal and formal settings.

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Posted in Trade shows and conferences


An Interview with Brandon Hellman, Michael Kidger Memorial Scholarship Recipient for 2020

Meet Brandon Hellman from the College of Optical Sciences, University of Arizona, the 2020 recipient of the Michael Kidger Memorial Scholarship. The award was established to honor Michael John Kidger, a well-respected educator, design software developer and member of the optical science and engineering community. We interviewed Brandon to learn how he became interested in optics, his current research projects, and his future goals.

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Posted in Industry Interviews


CODE V Global Synthesis – A Powerful Tool in Expert Optical Design Workflows

Learn how an Edmund Optics senior optical engineer used CODE V’s Global Synthesis optimization, feasibility analysis, tolerancing, and yield analyses to create a high-resolution lens that is ideal for machine vision and factory automation applications.

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Posted in CODE V, Featured, Product features


Synopsys Announces 2020 Robert S. Hilbert Memorial Optical Design Competition Results

We are pleased to announce the winners of Synopsys’ 2020 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 five winners!

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Posted in Design Competition, Featured


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 LightTools, Success Story