Advanced Topics in CODE V

A Short Course for Technical Professionals

Mountain View, CA

April 9-11, 2018 and October 29-31, 2018

This short course will give current users of CODE V an opportunity to learn in depth about some of CODE V’s most powerful features. 

Demonstrations and hands-on workshops are used to show variations on standard analyses and specialized techniques. You will learn how to solve current problems more effectively and discover new applications for CODE V in your work.

This seminar does not teach the basics of CODE V, but rather the usage of advanced features in CODE V. It assumes the attendees have a reasonable familiarity with CODE V. Attendees should already know how to enter lenses, perform analyses, optimize systems, and tolerance lenses in CODE V. 


Seminar attendees will be CODE V users with varying interests and experience levels. Thus, a flexible, informal, and wide-ranging format will be used, which will include presentations on all topics, computer demonstrations, hands-on exercises, informal discussions, and workshops.


  • Diffraction analysis
  • Macro-PLUS™


  • Advanced optimization techniques


  • Tolerancing tools and techniques
  • Beam Propagation


Classes are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., except on the last day when class ends at 4:30 p.m. Hands-on workshops are held throughout the day.

Attendees are required to bring their own laptop.  It is highly recommended to have the CODE V software installed before attending the class. The user must have Administrator-level privileges on the laptop. For additional information, please see the CODE V hardware/operating system requirements. Please email for support and more details on setting up the laptop before the first day of class.

Registration Information

Who Should Attend?

Anyone who uses CODE V now and wishes to use it more effectively or who wishes to learn more about the various advanced features of CODE V. Although CODE V's Graphical User Interface (GUI) will be used, familiarity with command mode will be very helpful.


Building B, Francesca or Abel Rooms
690 Middlefield Road
Mountain View, CA 94043
Tel: (650) 584-5000
Fax: (650) 965-8637

Directions and accommodation information will be emailed upon receipt of registration.


Registration and Fees

The fee for this short course is $1,200, and attendees are required to bring their own laptops.  This fee includes instruction, course notes, and refreshments. Lunches will be provided on all days, so please indicate your dietary preference on the registration form.

For all registration questions, please contact: 


Synopsys OSG Training Registration 
Phone: (626) 795-9101 
Fax: (626) 795-9102 

Course Instructors

Mary Kate Crawford, Ph.D. is a Systems Engineer/Technical Consultant in Customer Service. Dr. Crawford provides technical support for both LightTools and CODE V and has over 15 years of optical design experience.

David M. Hasenauer is the CODE V Product Manager. He has over 25 years of experience in optical design and analysis, and has been a CODE V user since 1982.

Prateek Jain, Ph.D. is an Optical Engineer/Technical Consultant for CODE V Technical Support. He has 10 years of optical design experience.

Craig Pansing is an Application Engineer with over 10 years of experience. He provides technical support for CODE V and LightTools.

Weimin Shi, Ph.D., is a Senior Systems Engineer in Customer Service and provides technical support for CODE V. Dr. Shi has over 25 years of experience in optical design and analysis.