Optical and Photonic Solutions Blog

Archive for 2021
 

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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Posted in Featured, LightTools, Optical Scattering Measurements

 

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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Posted in CODE V, Engineering Services, Featured

 

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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Posted in Current Events, Photonic Solutions

 

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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Posted in LightTools, Optical Scattering Measurements

 

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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Posted in LightTools, Optical Scattering Measurements

 

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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Posted in Design Competition

 

An Insider View on Designing the Mastcam-Z Camera for the Mars Rover Perseverance

Dr. Blake Crowther, principal engineer for imaging optics in the Synopsys Optical Solutions Group, shares his insights about the objectives, challenges, and most satisfying aspects of designing the zoom camera aboard the Mars rover Perseverance.

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Posted in CODE V, Engineering Services, Featured

 

Top Ten CODE V Optical Design Tips, to Help You Build Better Designs, Faster!

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.

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Posted in CODE V, Product features

 

Taking the Guesswork Out of Optical Properties Characterization: Accurate Scattering Measurements That Optical Engineers Need

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.

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Posted in LightTools, Optical Scattering Measurements

 

OSA Optical Design and Fabrication Congress

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.

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Posted in Trade shows and conferences