Optical and Photonic Solutions Blog

Archive for 2021

Employee Spotlight: Meet Dr. Eric Schiesser, Optical Software Developer

Meet one of our new employees, Dr. Eric Schiesser, Optical Software Developer, who recently joined the Synopsys Optical Solutions Group.  He’s a recent graduate from the University of Rochester, with his thesis research in Freeform Telescope Design.  Prior to his Ph.D. in Optics, Eric also obtained his B.S in Physics and Optical Engineering from University of Rochester with highest honors (magna cum laude) in May 2012.

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Posted in Employee highlight


Announcing New Release of LucidShape for Automotive Lighting Design

We are pleased to announce version 2020.12 of Synopsys’ LucidShape automotive lighting design software. In response to a growing demand for reliable surface quality and medium information, this release of LucidShape includes the SmartStart Material Library Module. The module provides ready-to-use optical properties as well as updates and extensions to material and medium definitions. LucidShape v2020.12 also includes enhancements to freeform lens design, human eye vision analysis, and headlight analysis based on Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) guidelines.

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Posted in Automotive, LucidShape, Releases


The Top 5 Tools for Designing Freeform Surfaces in CODE V

If you are designing freeform optics, check out the top five tools that will support your design optimization and analysis in CODE V.

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Posted in CODE V, Product features


Thomas I. Harris, 1930 – 2021: Founder of Optical Research Associates and Co-Inventor of CODE V

In memoriam of Mr. Thomas I. Harris, 1930 – 2021, Founder of Optical Research Associates and co-inventor of CODE V.

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Be More Productive with This Convenient LightTools Feature

Happy 26th Anniversary to LightTools! We are celebrating 26 years of this 3D optical engineering and design software product, which supports virtual prototyping, simulation, optimization, and photorealistic renderings of illumination applications. We’re highlighting a feature that’s beneficial for novice and advanced users alike: the LightTools Example Model Library.

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Posted in Product features


Employee Spotlight: Meet Dr. Luc Gilles From the Synopsys Optical Engineering Team

Meet the newest principal engineer of imaging optics of the Synopsys Optical Engineering Services team, Dr. Luc Gilles. Read about his journey into his optics career, which began as a young scientist in Brussels.

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Posted in Employee highlight, Engineering Services