Efficient modeling makes it easier to understand the impact of external influences on optical system performance and will save you time and money when bringing your optical designs to life.
Synopsys CODE V optical design software offers effective Structural, Thermal and Optical Performance (STOP) analysis supported by Sigmadyne SigFit Mechanical and Optical Analysis Software. You can model changes in optical system components due to external thermal or structural loading and stress to learn how these changes impact optical system performance. The effects on the geometry and materials can then be seamlessly transferred back to CODE V to examine the performance with various optical analysis metrics such as MTF and RMS wavefront error.
Ultimately, these simulations are critical to successful system design in many applications. The optical system functions as a part of a whole and understanding how the other components in the system will influence the optical performance is a key reason why STOP analysis is so important.