Stray light and photoluminescence handled in latest Zemax OpticStudio release

Published 26 October 2016

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: rendering, zemax, lenses

Zemax OpticStudio 16.5 comes prepared with a list of new upgrades to make the optical and illumination design software more functional and wider reaching.
New stray light analysis tools identify and block unwanted rays in optical systems and help streamline stray light analyses to deliver consistent, accurate results faster.

Users should be able to isolate critical data by specifying the quantity of rays to investigate in Ray Database files, and display stray light paths in the Layout and Shaded Model system viewers.

New support for photometric output is available

A wider range of phosphors and fluorescent materials are now available for modelling, or users can turn to the new Photoluminescence Mie Particle Density setting to increase angular uniformity and reduce colour over angle effects.

The software can also modify the colour temperature of phosphors and fluorescent materials by using a new Photoluminescence Mean Free Path setting.

The OpticStudio 16.5 UI has been updated to include several usability improvements, including faster rendering of analysis windows, and faster results in Layout plots and Shaded Model plots when modifying designs.

For everyday functionality, soft key license can now be transferred from one computer to another in two easy steps.

As ever, the OpticStudio releases include a vast catalogue of lenses and materials, with the latest version including rthe new Bernhard Halle Lens Catalog, new Nikon Material Catalog, and updates to the NHG, Ohara, Zeon, and Hoya material catalogs.

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