CODE V Enewsletter

November 2018

New Enclosed Energy Analyses

In CODE V 11.2, you can evaluate the energy enclosed within circular, elliptical, square, or rectangular shape detectors as well as determine the size of various geometries that contain a specified percentage of energy. The enclosed energy metrics can be used for analysis, optimization, and tolerancing of optical systems, and are useful for the design of superior aerospace systems using pixelated sensors.

Glass Catalog Update

Updates to the CODE V material database, including the CDGM, Corning, Hikari, Hoya, NHG, Ohara, and Schott 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 Changes on our website.

Please note that the glass catalog files are not compatible with CODE V version 11.0 or earlier.

Webcast Available: Compact, High-Performance Optical Design: Meeting a Key Challenge in AR, VR, and MR Systems

Augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and mixed reality (MR) systems are more popular in today’s modern world than ever before. A broad range of industrial and research organizations are working to solve the problems associated with these technologies, and to find a wider user space for their application.

In this Laser Focus World webcast recording, Matt Novak focused on a key challenge in designing these types of systems, namely the creation of compact, high-resolution viewing systems near the eye. The presentation highlighted the design flow for an example all-reflective imaging system designed with freeform surfaces for an AR viewer.

New CODE V Textbook

"Designing Optics Using CODE V" by Donald O'Shea, Professor Emeritus of Georgia Institute of Technology, and Julie Bentley, Associate Professor of Optics at University of Rochester, is now available. Obtain your copy today from the SPIE bookstore. The book demonstrates how to design optical systems using CODE V, from lens definition to the description and evaluation of lens errors and onto the improvement of lens performance.

CODE V Compact Lens Design Tutorial

The recent CODE V 11.2 release features significant improvements to the SpecBuilder tool. Read our tutorial on Compact Camera Lens Design to learn more about effective use of our SpecBuilder and other enhanced CODE V tools. This example design session takes the historical Tessar lens form and reveals how the features of CODE V software for optical design are able to improve it.

This tutorial is available on the Customer Support Portal.

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