CODE V Enewsletter

June 2017

2017 CODE V User Group Meetings Presentations Available on the Customer Portal

User Group Meeting

In June, Synopsys’ Optical Solutions Group hosted CODE V user group meetings featuring presentation topics ranging from CODE V case studies and usage tips to what’s new in the software.

If you weren't able to attend the meeting, we've uploaded the presentations to the Customer Portal so you can benefit from this year's topics. When you log in, you'll find the following presentations:

  • CODE V 11.0 New Features
    New features in CODE V 11.0 include a new method for building design specification lists (SpecBuilder) and a quick and easy way to evaluate these specifications at any point of your design (SpecEvaluator). There have been additional improvements to chief ray finding for more robust ray tracing, macro function access to PSF output, and more.

  • CODE V Tools for Wide Angle Systems
    CODE V features numerous tools and options for designing and analyzing wide angle systems, such as fisheye lenses. This presentation provides an overview of these tools, including wide angle mode, fractional field definitions, distortion calculations, and mapping the input images of Image Simulation (IMS) to wide angles. 

  • CODE V Tips and Tricks
    The 2017 edition of CODE V Tips and Tricks discusses tips for optimization, controlling ghost images, and using multiple processors effectively during Automatic Design (AUT) and Beam Synthesis Propagation (BSP).
  • Optical Engineering Services: Color Correction – Fundamentals and Techniques
    The 2017 Optical Engineering presentation discusses approaches to correct color in your optical system. Topics include a review of the classical approach to choosing glasses for color correction, glass selection considerations, configuration considerations for thin lens elements, and using induced aberrations to reduce secondary color in a real lens design example.
  • Using CODE V Interferogram Files
    Interferogram (INT) files in CODE V are used to represent spatial variations over a surface or pupil. This presentation features an overview of INT files in CODE V, including a visual guide to the INT controls. It also discusses using INT files in user-tolerancing, designing systems with deliberate aberrations, representing defects in interferometer systems, and “zooming” INT files.
  • Beam Synthesis Propagation with Lens Arrays
    Beam Synthesis Propagation (BSP) is a CODE V option for analysis of general beam propagation in an optical system. In this presentation, we discuss the approach for determining BSP settings to analyze a Gaussian beam propagating through a system with a single lens array, then two lens arrays.

CODE V Glass Catalog Updates Available for Download

Updates to the CODE V material database, including the Schott IRG materials (SPECIAL catalog) and the Hikari and Ohara optical glass catalogs, are now available for download from Download links and installation instructions can be found on this page. For information about glasses affected by this update, refer to the history of CODE V glass database on our website.

Please note that the glass catalog files are in XML format, and are compatible only with CODE V version 10.8 or later.

Customer Networking Reception at IODC

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

6:45 – 9:00 p.m.


Guard & Grace 

1801 California Street

Denver, CO 80202

Synopsys' Optical Solutions Group cordially invites you to an evening reception at the International Optical Design Conference (IODC)/OSA Optical Design and Fabrication Congress in Denver, CO. Join us for food and drinks, talk with our CODE V experts, share ideas with other users, and learn about our latest software innovations at our demo stations. Always a popular and well-attended event with our customers!

Please RSVP before July 5 if you plan to attend the reception. We hope to see you there!

Calendar of Events

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