Mar 2007Synopsys Inc., Optical Solutions GroupRequest Info
The LightTools version 5.4 illumination design and analysis software from Optical Research Associates enables users to create an arbitrary geometrical object and produce surfaces in which the object is positioned repeatedly in a variable pattern. The texture objects can be individually moved, rotated and scaled within the pattern, and the parameters can be automatically refined with the LightTools optimization module. The capabilities are used in the design of microlens arrays, light pipe components, optical components of LCD backlights and digital micromirror device projection systems. The module includes functions to optimize optical system illuminance at a specified receiver location and to maximize light intensity projected in a given direction.