Optical Solutions Products - Online Learning | Synopsys

Prefer to learn at your own pace? Check out our catalog of eLearning courses below to find a course that is right for you! When you find one, fill out the registration form to access the eLearning platform. All current users are eligible. 

Please contact us at opticalsolutions_eLearning@synopsys.com if there are any questions or problems registering.


CODE V Self-Guided Onboarding

New to CODE V? This 1-hour course teaches you how to enter a lens, perform several analysis options, and optimize a lens. 

Introduction to CODE V

This learning path covers the basics of modeling, analyzing, optimizing, and tolerancing image-forming optical systems using CODE V, including hands-on workshops. 

It assumes familiarity with optics concepts and terminology. 

By the end of the course, you will be able to do the following: 

  • Model an optical system given its design parameters 
  • Evaluate the system to determine its performance 
  • Optimize the system to improve its quality 
  • Evaluate the manufacturability of the final design 

CODE V Advanced Topics in Tolerancing

Learn more about CODE V’s fast wavefront differential, Monte Carlo, and finite difference tolerance analysis options in this course. More complex tolerance analysis schemes are presented, including grouped, labeled, and zoomed tolerances. Finally, a detailed workshop/example of the tolerance analysis of a microscope objective is shown. 

CODE V Diffraction Analysis

Analysis of well-corrected optical systems must account for diffraction. Details of the diffraction analysis options including the Point Spread Function, Pupil Map, and 2D Image Simulation are covered in this course. The concept of a reference sphere and the importance of proper sampling in pupil and image are covered.  


Introduction to LightTools

This learning path provides a detailed introduction to the use of LightTools for modeling and analyzing the interaction of light with opto-mechanical systems. It will assume some familiarity with optical concepts and terminology.  

The learning path includes how to: 

  • Create an opto-mechanical system model within LightTools, with native geometry or imported from a CAD program 
  • Use Optical Properties to define the interaction of light with smooth, scattering, and complex surfaces 
  • Use Boolean operations to construct complex structures 
  • Set up an illumination system, including multiple sources and multiple receivers 
  • Understand, interpret, and manipulate the intensity and illuminance analyses 
  • Improve system performance by using LightTools optimization with its various merit functions 

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