Optical and Photonic Solutions Blog

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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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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Build Your Skills Online – Learn Something New in One Hour While Watching CODE V, LightTools, LucidShape Tech Talks

There’s no doubt that this has been an unusual and challenging year. Trade shows, conferences, and events were postponed or converted to an online format, we learned to use new video conferencing platforms, and telecommuting became the norm for every day. What has not changed is that we have continued to be there for our customers and provide ready access to resources and training. Learn about our upcoming tech talks and available resources.

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Announcing New Release of LightTools for Illumination Optics Design

Read about the latest version of LightTools, which brings faster optomechanical modeling with SOLIDWORKS, enhanced LiDAR design features, and increased ray tracing speed with distributed simulation support.

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Announcing New Release of LucidShape CAA V5 Based for Automotive Lighting Design and Visualization in CATIA

Version 2020.09 helps designers develop headlights, tail lights, and signal lights faster and more cost effectively with the new LucidShape SmartStart Material Library Module and numerous ease-of-use enhancements.

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OptoCompiler Accelerates Photonic IC Product Development

In September 2020, Synopsys launched the OptoCompiler platform for photonic integrated circuit (PIC) design. OptoCompiler is the industry’s first unified electronic and photonic design platform that combines mature and dedicated photonic technology with Synopsys’ industry-proven electronic design tools to enable engineers to produce and verify complex PIC designs quickly and accurately. Learn more about OptoCompiler, its features, and how it is transforming PIC design.

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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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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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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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