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Parametric objects make design simpler Most Non-Sequential objects in OpticStudio are parametric, that is, based on an underlying equation. For example, the Standard Lens object is defined by parameters like radius of curvature, conic constant, center thickness etc. Param...
/os/resources/learn/knowledgebase/how-to-create-complex-non-sequential-objects 12/19/2013 10:39:59 PM
Introduction The coordinate breaks in OpticStudio are extremely flexible. Coordinate breaks can be used to tilt or decenter any optical surface, or group of optical surfaces, about any pivot point, without disturbing the rest of the optical system.   In this article, I’...
/os/resources/learn/knowledgebase/pivot-any-element-about-any-point-in-space 9/24/2015 8:40:30 AM
Changing the mechanical reference of the lens mount By default, the lens mount contacts the lenses as shown below. The rear surface of the front lens and the front surface of the rear lens physically contact the mount (shaded in green). The animation below shows ho...
/os/resources/learn/knowledgebase/how-to-set-the-lens-mount-reference-for-thermal-an 1/8/2014 10:06:45 AM
Topics covered include: MTF as autocorrelation of the pupil function Phase difference and contrast loss Visualization of contrast loss Interpretation Shearing interferogram MTF as autocorrelation of the pupil function The theory of how the...
/os/resources/learn/knowledgebase/contrast-loss-map-in-opticstudio-17-5 11/17/2017 10:48:47 AM
Using Geometric Image Analysis to Compute Multi-Mode Fiber Coupling Efficiency The coupling efficiency into multi-mode fibers can be calculated using the Geometric Image Analysis in OpticStudio. In order to use geometrical rays to model multi-mode fiber coupling, the fi...
/os/resources/learn/knowledgebase/how-to-model-coupling-into-a-multi-mode-fiber 12/17/2013 3:43:35 PM
Creating a solve using a ZPL macro Solves are functions which actively adjust specific values in an editor. Solves can be specified on curvatures, thicknesses, glasses, semi-diameters, conics, parameters, TCE values, and Extra Data Editor values. Solves are set by double ...
/os/resources/learn/knowledgebase/how-to-create-a-user-defined-solve 12/27/2013 4:45:57 PM
Introduction ZPL macros provide a powerful tool for performing analysis of Zemax systems (as well as for creating custom solves and optimization operands). In many cases, the macro may need input information that would be obtained from one of the many merit function opera...
/os/resources/learn/knowledgebase/how-to-obtain-the-value-for-any-optimization-opera 1/8/2014 10:26:20 PM
Narcissus is a well known phenomena in infrared systems with cooled detectors. Since the detector is cooled down to very low temperatures to increase the detector performance, a large temperature difference occurs between the housing and detector. Because of the fact that len...
/os/resources/learn/knowledgebase/zemax-narcissus-analysis-macro 1/13/2014 7:47:46 PM
Introduction This article is Part 3 of a series that works through an example system to show the correct way to use Physical Optics Propagation (POP). In part 1, we discussed the example system and looked at the beam file viewer.  If you haven’t worked through that artic...
/os/resources/learn/knowledgebase/using-physical-optics-propagation-(pop),-part-3 7/22/2016 2:47:16 PM
Introduction When using the ZOS-API to access OpticStudio, it’s common to run analyses like Spot Diagram, the Modulation Transfer Function (MTF), or the Point Spread Function (PSF). Different analyses provide different types of data. The ZOS-API supports the following dat...
/os/resources/learn/knowledgebase/generating-a-list-of-output-data-types-for-each-an 2/1/2018 1:34:47 PM
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