Technical Papers

Synopsys Optical Solutions Group’s technical staff have written the following technical papers. Our objective is to share these papers with our customers and prospective customers in order to help achieve success on their own projects.

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2016

Bahl, Heller, Cassarly, Scarmozzino "Accounting for coherent effects in the ray-tracing of LEDs with interface gratings via mixed-level simulation," Opt. Eng. 55(1), January 2016.
Bahl, Heller, Cassarly, Scarmozzino, et al. "Mixed-level simulation of opto-electronic devices," 2016 International Conference on Numerical Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices (NUSOD), Sydney, NSW, 2016, pp. 101-102.
Cassarly "Design of Efficient Illumination Systems." SPIE Photonics West 2016. Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA. 14 February 2016. Illumination Design Course.
Irving, Hasenauer, Mulder "Multi-tool design and analysis of an automotive HUD", Proc. SPIE 10021, Optical Design and Testing VII, 100210F (October 31, 2016).
Mena, et al. "Encircled Angular Flux Representation of the Modal Power Distribution and Its Behavior in a Step Index Multimode Fiber," Journal of Lightwave Technology, Feb. 1, 2016.
Ragnow "Virtual Light Sources - Efficient Design Options for Automotive Lighting," International Forum on Automotive Lighting (IFAL) 2016, Shanghai, China, June 2016.
Stone, et al. "Low-Order Aberration Coefficients Applied to Design of Telescopes with Freeform Surfaces," International Conference on Space Optics 2016, Biarritz, France, October 2016.
Thompson, et al. "Volumetric rendering and metrology of spherical gradient refractive index lens imaged by angular scan optical coherence tomography system." Optics Express, Vol. 24, Issue 17, pp. 19388-19404.
Thompson, Rodgers, et al. "Validation of the corrective optics on the Hubble Space Telescope 1st Servicing Mission," J. Astron. Telesc. Instrum. Syst. 2(3), 034001 (2016), doi: 10.1117/1.JATIS.2.3.034001.

2014

Bahl, et. al. "Optical Simulations of Organic Light-Emitting Diodes through a Combination of Rigorous Electromagnetic Solvers and Monte Carlo Ray-Tracing Methods," Proc. SPIE 9190, Thirteenth International Conference on Solid State Lighting, 919009.
Bahl, Zhou, et. al. "Mixed-level optical simulations of light-emitting diodes based on a combination of rigorous electromagnetic solvers and Monte Carlo ray-tracing methods," Proc. SPIE 9190, Thirteenth International Conference on Solid State Lighting, 919009.
Cassarly "IODC 2014 Illumination Design Problem: The Cinderella Lamp," International Optical Design Conference, 2014.
Cassarly, et al. "Supporting conic design methods and conic intersection properties," Proc. SPIE 8834, Nonimaging Optics: Efficient Design for Illumination and Solar Concentration X, 88340L.
Davenport, Schupp "LED Tail Lamp Design, Meeting Specifications While Creating Desirable Spatial Distributions," IFAL conference 2014.
Ghillino, et. al. "Simulation of Silicon Photonic Coherent PM-QPSK Transceivers Using Microring Modulators", IEEE, Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON), 2014 16th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks.
Hayford "Grey's Orthonormal Optimization: a 50-year Retrospective", Classical Optics 2014, OSA Technical Digest, Optical Society of America, 2014, paper ITu1A.2.
Jenkins "Phosphor modeling and characterization," Optical Engineering Volume 53, Issue 11.
Magarill and Jenkins "Hollow Backlight Parametric Study",Classical Optics 2014, OSA Technical Digest, Optical Society of America, 2014, paper ITh1A.4.
Mena "Mixed-level optical-system simulation incorporating component-level modeling of interface elements," Proc. SPIE 8991, Optical Interconnects XIV, 899111, March 2014.
Rogers "Passive Athermalization: Required Accuracy of the Thermo-Optical Coefficients", Classical Optics 2014, OSA Technical Digest, Optical Society of America, 2014, paper IM4A.3.
Thompson "Are freeform telescopes more alignment sensitive?" EOSAM BERLIN.
Thompson "The Implications of Computational Imaging for Lens Design".
Thompson "A page from "the drawer": How Roland Shack opened the door to the aberration theory of freeform optics", Proc. SPIE 9186, Fifty Years of Optical Sciences at The University of Arizona, 91860A.
Thompson "Theory of aberration fields for general optical systems with freeform surfaces," Opt. Express 22, 26585-26606.
Thompson "Will Computational Imaging Change Lens Design?", Classical Optics 2014, OSA Technical Digest, Optical Society of America, 2014, paper JM1A.3.
Thompson, et al. "Assembly of a freeform off-axis optical system employing three φ-polynomial, Zernike mirrors," Optics Letters, 2014.
Thompson, et al. "Interferometric measurement of a concave φ-polynomial, Zernike mirror," Optics letters, Vol. 39, No. 1, Jan. 2014.
Thompson, et al. "Nodal Abberation Theory Applied to Freeform Surfaces", Classical Optics 2014, OSA Technical Digest, Optical Society of America, 2014, paper ITh2A.5.
Young, et. al. "Multi-order Retarders and the Mystery of Retardance Discontinuities", Classical Optics 2014, OSA Technical Digest, Optical Society of America, 2014, paper JTu5A.25.
Young, et. al. "A Review of Skew Aberration, the Intrinsic Polarization Aberration in High NA Optical Systems", Classical Optics 2014, OSA Technical Digest, Optical Society of America, 2014, paper ITu1A.4.

2013

Cassarly "Application of Conic Intersection Properties to Freeform Reflector Design," in Renewable Energy and the Environment, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2013), paper FT2B.2.
Cassarly "Target flux estimation by calculating intersections between neighboring conic reflector patches," Opt. Lett. 38, 5012-5015 (2013).
Davenport "Daytime Running Light Design Approach," Proceeding of the 1st International Forum on Automotive Lighting (IFAL 2013).
Davenport "Daytime Running Light Design Approach," Proceeding of the 1st International Forum on Automotive Lighting (IFAL 2013).
Gregory et. al. "Data format standard for sharing light source measurements", Proc. SPIE 8835, LED-based Illumination Systems, 88350D.
Magarill "Fast implementation of Oliker’s ellipses technology to build free form reflector," SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8834, Nonimaging Optics: Efficient Design for Illumination and Solar Concentration X, October 2013.
Rogers "The importance of induced aberrations in the correction of secondary color," Adv. Opt. Techn., 2(1): p. 41-51, 2013.
Thompson "Optical Coherence Tomography Enabling Non Destructive Metrology of Layered Polymeric GRIN Material," Scientific Reports, 3:1709, 2013.
Thompson "Realizing Freeform: A LWIR Imager in a Spherical Package", Renewable Energy and the Environment, OSA Technical Digest, Optical Society of America, 2013, paper FW1B.2.
Thompson, et al. "The astigmatic aberration field in active primary mirror astronomical telescopes," Adv. Opt. Techn., 2(1): p. 89-95, 2013.
Thompson, et al. "Freeform Optics Enabling Optics in Three Dimensions," Imaging and Applied Optics, J. Christou and D. Miller, eds., OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2013), paper CW4C.
Thompson, et al. "Some Extremes in Conventional Lens Design," Imaging and Applied Optics, J. Christou and D. Miller, eds., OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2013).
Young "Skew aberration analysis," SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8550, Optical Systems Design Jan. 2013.