Optical Design Software version 10.6 further enhances its industry-leading design optimization capabilities with an innovative new optimization feature to speed the design of advanced optical systems. The new Step Optimization feature uses an algorithm developed by Synopsys' Optical Solutions Group to improve CODE V's industry-leading optimization capabilities in two ways. Step Optimization can substantially accelerate optimization convergence, reducing the time needed to find the best solution. It can also navigate complicated solution spaces more effectively to find optical system solutions with smaller error functions compared to traditional damped-least-squares optimization. This gives designers a powerful new tool for helping ensure that optical quality meets or exceeds performance specifications.
In addition, the release provides new charting capabilities and analysis improvements that enable faster, more flexible optical design validation.