CODE V Optical Design Software

Design Brilliance™

Make Better Optical Designs Faster

CODE V empowers engineers to tackle any optical design task with intuitive, intelligent tools, delivering better solutions, faster.

Key Features

  • Design optimization (including Global Synthesis) that speeds time to market
  • Fast, accurate tolerancing for superior fabrication support
  • Accurate, groundbreaking beam propagation analysis
  • CODE V's Glass Expert provides AI-optimized glass selection to maximize design performance and control manufacturing costs
  • Extensive built-in libraries of optical system models (patents, etc.), components, and optical glasses
  • Comprehensive graphics capabilities (pictures, data plots, shaded displays), including 3D visualizations and diffraction-based image simulations

  • Non-sequential surface modeling for unusual systems
  • Fast 2D image simulation to visualize optical system performance
  • High-fidelity transfer of models to LightTools for illumination, ghost image, and stray light analysis
  • With the CODE V Meta Optic Design add-on, you can combine ray tracing with electromagnetic field solvers to simplify the design of imaging systems that include both conventional optics and metalenses.

Leading Optical Design Innovation for Over 40 Years

The Best Support in the Industry

Our customer success team is anchored by experienced optical engineers who are CODE V experts. If you ever need help, our team is available, along with videos, documentation, tutorials, example models, and more. 

Best Support in the Industry | Synopsys

Success Story: Mars Perseverance Rover Features First Zoom Lens in Deep Space

NASA Mars Perseverance Rover Mast Cam Zoom

360-degree panorama taken by NASA's Perseverance Mars Rover

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS/ASU

When NASA’s Mars Perseverance rover landed on February 18, it was an exciting day for space exploration and for our optical technology, which is being used in the zoom lens on the rover. Read our blog article to learn about Perseverance’s unique capabilities and how the Synopsys optical engineering team contributed to its design.


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