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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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Posted in CODE V, Engineering Services, Featured

 

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

 

The Revolution in Space-Based Optics

In prior posts, we described several space missions and instruments in which Synopsys software and our consulting engineering services team were involved. This final installment describes the technology revolution that is enabling smaller, lighter, and higher-performing space-based optical systems.

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Posted in Engineering Services, Uncategorized

 

An Inside Look at NASA’s Surveyor, SOFIA, Cassini, and WISE Projects

Our engineering services team has contributed to many NASA projects, including the Mastcam-Z zoom camera on the latest Mars rover. Find out what other space projects our engineering team has been involved with.

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Posted in CODE V, Engineering Services

 

What Wikipedia Doesn’t Tell You About NASA’s Great Observatories and CODE V

Learn how our optical design software and engineering services have contributed to the NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope and the Great Observatories.

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Posted in CODE V, Engineering Services, Success Story

 

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, LightTools, 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, LightTools

 

Meet Dr. Aaron Bauer, Winner of the Kevin P. Thompson Optical Design Innovator Award

Dr. Aaron Bauer of the University of Rochester is the 2020 recipient of the Kevin P. Thompson Optical Design Innovator Award, which recognizes significant contributions to lens design, optical engineering, or metrology. The award was established in memory of Kevin Thompson, who was Group Director of the Synopsys Optical Engineering Services team. We interviewed Dr. Bauer to learn how he became interested in optics, his current research projects, and his future goals.

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Posted in Engineering Services, Industry Interviews

 

LightTools Stray Light Analysis Saves Designers Time and Money

LightTools version 9.0, now available, introduces valuable new tools to help optical engineers and stray light analysts pinpoint and correct stray light issues early in the product design process, saving time and money.

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Posted in Engineering Services, LightTools, Releases