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Why is the Nominal Criteria Different From the Value Reported Elsewhere?

This article will talk about what the nominal criteria is and how we arrive at that value.

Authored By: Dan Hill

Published On: March 21, 2007


How to Submit Vendor Data To Be Distributed With Zemax

This article describes the format and process for materials manufacturers to submit material data for inclusion in OpticStudio.
 

Authored By: Mark Nicholson

Published On: January 9, 2017


Why Do Rays Trace Behind a Fold Mirror Surface?

This article explains:
  • Why rays sometimes appear to trace behind fold mirror surfaces
  • How to fix this problem
  • The benefits of the “Add Fold Mirror” tool

Authored By: Andrew Locke

Published On: October 14, 2015


What Does "Not Enough Segments Allocated to Trace All Possible Ray Paths" Mean?

This article describes the reasons for the following error messages:

  • Not Enough Segments Allocated to Trace All Possible Ray Paths!
  • Not Enough Intersections Allocated to Finish Ray Trace!

This article explains why these errors should NOT be ignored, how they may be fixed, and outlines the difference between a segment and an intersection.

Authored By: Dan Hill

Published On: October 14, 2015


How to Create Apertures and Off-Axis Mirrored Sections in Non-Sequential Mode

This article explains:
  • How to create off-axis parabolic mirror in Non-Sequential mode.
  • How to vignette rays which fall outside a defined aperture in Non-Sequential mode.  A slit aperture is used as an example.

 

 

Authored By: Dan Hill

Published On: December 16, 2015


What are the .SES and .CFG Files?

This article explains what the the session (.SES) and configuration (.CFG) files are, and what they do.
 

Authored By: Dan Hill

Published On: August 2, 2006


What Are The Ray And Field Coefficients in the Coatings Calculation?

Question: When doing polarization ray-tracing through thin-filmcoatings, Zemax reports reflection, transmission and phase data using"ray" and "field" coefficients. What are these, how are they different,and which one should I use?

             

Authored By: Mark Nicholson

Published On: May 1, 2006


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


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