Instruments used on space missions are equipped with the most advanced optics available. Even the slightest degradation – on a molecular scale – can lead to a deterioration in optical properties (e.g., loss of reflection from mirrors, loss of transmission from lenses, increased scattering on the optical path, etc.) that will have a direct impact on the mission. It is therefore essential to be able to characterize the optical performance as accurately as possible.
See some examples of how optical scattering measurements can improve your AR/VR design project with the help of the Synopsys instrument.
See some examples of how reflectance and transmittance measurements can improve your optical product design with the help of the Synopsys TIS Pro instrument.
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When designing automotive optical systems, it’s important to know as precisely as possible the optical characteristics of the materials that will be used inside and outside the vehicle. This will give you accurate data to simulate and evaluate the optical systems and how they interact with the materials. You will be able to create an accurate prototype more quickly and have confidence in the simulation results.
Due to various industry standards, such as those for highway safety or automotive LiDAR applications, it can be important for designers to evaluate the retroreflectivity of materials in their optical systems by including light measurements of these materials in design simulations.
As technology evolves, optics also evolve to meet the demanding needs of product development. Optical design simulations must be as accurate as possible, which in turn requires accurate characterization of materials such as plastics, diffusers, displays, and other surfaces used in optical systems. One of the most important tasks for an optical design team is to understand and reduce the impact of stray light on design performance. What is an effective way to do this? This is where light scattering measurements can be very effective.
Explore these four examples of how light scattering measurements can improve your optical product design.
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.
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.
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.