Measuring Retroreflection on Any Material with the Mini-Diff V2
Due to various industry standards, such as those for highway safety or automotive LiDAR applications, it can be important for designers to evaluate the retroreflectivity of materials in their optical systems by including light measurements of these materials.
Structural, Thermal and Optical Performance (STOP) Analysis in CODE V
Learn how Synopsys CODE V optical design software offers effective Structural, Thermal and Optical Performance (STOP) analysis, which is supported by Sigmadyne SigFit Mechanical and Optical Analysis Software.
How to Measure and Evaluate Light Scattering in Displays
Synopsys offers multiple solutions for measuring the light scattering properties of displays. Read this article on how you can measure the bidirectional scattering distribution function (BSDF) scattering of a display.
Accurate Scattering Measurements That Optical Engineers Need
Synopsys offers solutions for measuring the light scattering properties of materials and surfaces. You can measure how light interacts with a given surface or how light behaves in the volume of a solid. You can then simulate the results in LightTools.
In an IODC presentation, "Aberration Analysis of Zoom Lens System with Freeform Surface Lenses Using XY Polynomial,” Motoyuki Otake of Sony Group Corporation and his co-authors were able to demonstrate a very nice zoom freeform design and sensitivity analysis for an Alvarez-style system.
Meet Katherine Calabro, who works with the LightTools team and specializes in scattering and receiver analysis features. Read about her journey in her optics career, her advice for those getting into the field, and what she does for fun.
An Interview with Brandon Hellman, Michael Kidger Memorial Scholarship Recipient for 2020
Meet Brandon Hellman from the College of Optical Sciences, University of Arizona, the 2020 recipient of the Michael Kidger Memorial Scholarship. We interviewed Brandon to learn how he became interested in optics, his current research projects, and his future goals.
Hopes and Expectations for the James Webb Space Telescope
The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is a very challenging mission, and the Synopsys optical engineering team has been privileged to be a member of the JWST Product Integrity Team throughout this demanding project. Launch is scheduled for Dec. 25.
Designing the Mastcam-Z Camera for the Mars Rover Perseverance
Dr. Blake Crowther, principal engineer for imaging optics in the Synopsys Optical Solutions Group, shares his insights about the objectives, challenges, and most satisfying aspects of designing the zoom camera on the Mars rover Perseverance.
Taking the Guesswork Out of Optical Properties Characterization
Synopsys now offers solutions for measuring the light scattering properties of materials and surfaces. You can measure how light interacts with a given surface or how light behaves in the volume of a solid. You can then simulate the results in LightTools.
An Inside Look at NASA’s Surveyor, SOFIA, Cassini, and WISE Projects
Our engineering services team has contributed to many NASA projects, including the Mastcam-Z zoom camera on the latest Mars rover. Find out what other space projects our engineering team has been involved with.