PASADENA, Calif., Jan. 12, 2010 – CODE V 10.2, the newest release of the optical design software from Optical Research Associates, delivers a number of enhancements that simplify its use and provide greater flexibility for operators. Improved ray tracing algorithms maintain the fast speeds of previous versions and increase robustness when designing optical systems with extreme aspheres, hyper-hemispherical fields of view (fisheye lenses) and highly tilted components. Custom macro writing has been simplified, enabling users to specify any appropriate external program as the default text editor.
The new version delivers expanded graphical output options, including the use of smarter defaults for producing optical system drawings with the View Lens feature. File conversion enhancements allow all plots to be directly saved in a number of common graphics file formats, including bmp, gif, jpeg, png and tiff, saving users time when creating system images for presentations or further analysis.
Data display is improved with an updated status bar that can show substantially more user-selected system parameters than in the past. A brief description of each item in the status bar is shown on mouseover, which is displayed in the language the user has selected for operation. The tabular listing of surface-by-surface transmission values (Transmission Analysis feature) has been expanded to explicitly list Fresnel losses, absorption, diffraction efficiency and filter interferograms, thus allowing users to more clearly identify individual transmission contributions.
Solving tolerancing problems is easier because of the expanded range of built-in performance metrics that can be used as is or customized, providing users with flexibility for evaluating system performance and manufacturability.
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