Modeling Photoluminescence in OpticStudio: A Photoluminescent Solar Concentrator

This article describes the Phosphors and Fluorescence Model, which is the most sophisticated tool available for simulating photoluminescent materials in OpticStudio. The model is discussed, and then its use is demonstrated through the simulation of a luminescent solar concentrator.

Authored By: Zachary Derocher

Published On: September 22, 2017


Understanding Tangential/Sagittal in OpticStudio and How To Rotate Rays

This article explains:

  • Conventional Tangential and Sagittal planes
  • Tangential and Sagittal planes in OpticStudio
  • Rotation of Tangential and Sagittal planes
  • MTF responses to rotation

Authored By: Misato Hayashida

Published On: September 11, 2017


Common examples of MacLeod coatings

This article shows common, thin-film components manufactured by MacLeod. As the manufacturer indicates, the components should not be considered the best that can be produced. For these coatings, the incident medium is air unless otherwise noted.
These MacLeod coatings are available in the standard COATING.DAT file that’s included in the OpticStudio installation files.
 

Authored By: Angus MacLeod, Sandrine Auriol, Thomas Pickering

Published On: August 24, 2017


Rotation Matrix and Tilt About X/Y/Z in OpticStudio

In this article, we will discuss about rotation matrix and Tilt About X, Y, Z. And some related frequently asked questions.

Authored By: Michael Cheng

Published On: August 2, 2017


How to debug a DLL or EXE

This article shows a technique to attach the Visual Studio debugger to a running process in the case of a user defined surface (DLL) and in the case of a user defined operand called UDOC (EXE). The technique is shown here using Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2013 Desktop.

Compile the DLL or EXE
Open OpticStudio and select the user defined surface or operand
Attach to Process
Set Breakpoints
Run the DLL/EXE
Stop the debugger
Distributing the DLL/EXE in Release Mode
Conclusion



 

Authored By: Michael Humphreys, Sandrine Auriol and Tim Gustafson

Published On: July 11, 2017


Mapping DDE data items to ZOS-API methods

This article contains a table mapping the old DDE data items to the new ZOS-API methods.

Authored By: Thomas Pickering

Published On: July 6, 2017


OpticStudio Online References

This article contains a summary of all the pages on the Zemax website with information about the OpticStudio Online edition. 

Authored By: Kristen Norton

Published On: May 23, 2017


OpticStudio Online FAQ

This article answers common questions about the OpticStudio Online edition.
 

Authored By: Thomas Pickering

Published On: May 23, 2017


Support Material for ZOS-API Users

Support Material for ZOS-API Users

Authored By: Tess Jacobs


Understanding the Detector Polar

The Detector Polar object stores the intensity data from NSC source rays that strike it. The Detector Polar is spherical in shape but the resulting data distributions in the angular domains are displayed in 2D. And this point can cause confusion.
The aim of this article is to explain clearly how OpticStudio maps rays striking 3D sphere onto a 2D intensity plot. It also gives some details on the conventions used in OpticStudio.

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Authored By: Sandrine Auriol

Published On: January 10, 2017


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