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How Do I Get Interferometer Data into OpticStudio?

This article addresses the best methods for taking data directly from an interferometer and inputting that measurement data into an OpticStudio system.

 

Authored By: Mark Nicholson

Published On: January 9, 2017


Where Can I Get LED Optical Data in Zemax format?

Question: Where can I obtain optical performance data for the LEDs I want to use in my design?

 

Authored By: Mark Nicholson

Published On: September 16, 2008


How Do I Make My Lens Telecentric in Image Space?

It's easy to make a lens telecentric in object space, but how do I enforce the condition that it be telecentric in image space?
 

Authored By: Tawnya Martin

Published On: November 5, 2015


How Do I Change The Size and Shape of An Optical Component?

Question: Zemax OpticStudio draws all my optical surfaces as if they have circular apertures. How do I make it draw a rectangular cross-section, or some general cross-section?

Authored By: Mark Nicholson

Published On: October 8, 2015


Can I Define a Background Material Other Than Air?

This article outlines the procedure for creating a background material other than air for a NSC group. 

Authored By: Dan Hill

Published On: September 17, 2015


What is the Normalization Radius?

Question: What is the normalization radius used by diffractive surfaces for?
 

Authored By: Mark Nicholson

Published On: October 16, 2009


What is Virtual Propagation?

Question: What does it mean to do a virtual propagation of rays?
 
              

Authored By: Mark Nicholson

Published On: December 29, 2015


Why is it called Zemax?

Question: Why is the company and the original optical design program called Zemax? What does Zemax mean? 
 
       

Authored By: Ken Moore

Published On: September 30, 2015


How to convert FWHM measurements to 1/e^2 halfwidths

Sometimes, manufacturers provide Gaussian beam data as Full Width Half Maximum (FWHM) measurements, but OpticStudio uses the 1/e^2 measure of beam width. This article describes how to convert FWHM measurements to 1/e^2 halfwidth measurements, which are used by Zemax.

Authored By: Dan Hill

Published On: April 4, 2007


How to Specify Intermediate Field Points

This article explains what the optimum values for the intermediate fields should be relative to the maximum field. 
 

                                                                                                                                           

 

Authored By: Name-Hyong Kim

Published On: April 3, 2007


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