Developments in optical technologies place higher and sometimes completely new demands on the quality of materials, surfaces, components, and systems. For optics in automotive applications, materials that facilitate high levels of transmittance and scattering can be important for optical system efficiency and appearance. For optics in astronomy and space-borne systems, material requirements can be quite different; for example, materials that limit reflectivity and reduce stray light can be very important.
Demands on materials used in optical technologies require analysis methods that include sufficiently precise data about a material’s characteristics.
Including reflectance, transmittance, and absorption measurements in your optical design key information about material and surface properties. This helps you evaluate the impact of materials on your optical product performance prior to physical prototyping and fabrication.
Here are some examples of how reflectance and transmittance measurements can improve your optical product design with the help of the Synopsys TIS Pro instrument.