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I could not renew my ZEMAX support contract because I am self-employed.My licence is a perpetual licence, which means that I can continue to use ZEMAX only in its current version.I will continue to have questions about how to use ZEMAX.I am looking for a place to discuss ZEMAX after I no longer have access to this community and for people to personally advise me on ZEMAX.If you know of anyone who might be able to help, I would be grateful if you could respond. My email address is. email@example.comKIDA Hideki
Hello! Does anybody know how total internal reflection (TIR) is handled in geometric image analysis? Thanks!Liz
One of the many uses of OpticStudio composite surfaces is that they offer a powerful tool to analyze and manipulate optical surface irregularities. They enable the addition of multiple sag profiles to create complex surface distributions. Therefore, users can stack multiple surfaces to study various optical effects. To demonstrate this usage, we will use an achromat lens with composite surfaces configured through the multi-configuration editor. One of the critical elements in this approach is the correct utilization of the Zernike fringe sag surface type on the add-on composite surface. This surface choice allows us to convert Seidel aberrations from Zernike expansion coefficient terms. Consequently, by manipulating the parameters on this surface within the multi-configuration editor, we can effectively manage the Seidel aberrations arising from the surface irregularity. As a designer, one can follow this step-by-step guide to analyze, model, and mitigate surface aberrations and irreg
Hello AllIs anybody other than myself experiencing this issue:Since installing Ansys Zemax, I can only open one instance of the software…..very cumbersome way to operate.
Hello,I would like to know if I can use the sequential ‘zone plate’ surface to construct a staircase lens* with variable zone radii. Below shows an example with equally spaced radii. It’s not clear if the ‘extra data file’ can be used to include individual radii (help screenshot below).If the ‘zone plate’ surface won’t work, what would be suggested? Can the new composite surfaces be used to do this?I’m currently using a phase surface (Binary 2) to define ideal behavior, but want to convert to physical surface so I can use POP to simulate the diffraction efficiency. * Staircase lens reference: https://opg.optica.org/ao/abstract.cfm?uri=ao-32-1-60Thank you,John
An optical system acts between two finite conjugates. How can I condition the optimisation in order to achieve a low spot RMS but simultaneously maximise its (paraxial) magnification?
This Source DLL models an Hermite-Gaussian Source using ray generated at position and angles following the intensity of the electric field and the angular spectrum. This Source DLL is inspired by the known DLL (Source): Non-sequential Astigmatic Gaussian DLL (Source): Hermite-Gauss take 4 parameters:w0_x, w0_y are the theoretical beam waist of the fundamental mode n_x, m_y are the mode indices in the corresponding directionsAuthors:Oran Meir - TriEye@Eyal Hollander- TriEye References:1. Goodman, J. W. (1996, January 1). Introduction to Fourier Optics. McGraw-Hill Science, Engineering & Mathematics, Ch 3.102. Carter, W. H. (1980, April 1). Spot size and divergence for Hermite Gaussian beams of any order. Applied Optics, 19(7), 1027. https://doi.org/10.1364/ao.19.0010273. Gaussian beam. (2023, September 3). Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaussian_beam4. Fourier transform. (2023, September 27). Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fourier_transform5. DLL (Source): Non-se
I have a system where the PSF is constructed from several different configurations (>2) simultaneously. I see that the Huygens PSF and MTF can do a coherent sum from different configurations (which is awesome). However in my case I expect them to be mostly incoherent to one another. Is there a way to directly generate incoherent sum PSF and MTF results?
In the ZOS-API, how can I modify values for a surface definition that correlate to 'Par 0, Par 1', etc., such as higher order terms for the Even Asphere?
Hi目前study到的方法有"Tolerancing surface irregularity using a phase surface"，想請教在"Freeform optics in OpticStudio"提到的Polynomial Freeform Surfaces內的所有多項式設計是否都適用於該方法執行公差分析，亦或有其他solution可提供參考?
Hello,I am currently working on a Zoom system. I would like to know whether it is possible to get a zoom curve plot directly through the software or not.If possible please suggest ways to obtain the data points or plot with the help of the software.Thank you.
In sequential mode, If I define my system such that nothing is filled in the Field editor, so field is zero. And I set Object Space NA: 0.01. What does the field editor do? I am always confused with it. Does it create an object Height? Now I want to use RAID operand to find the angle of incidence to some surface. RAID takes in field and pupil coordinates, if I choose these coordinates at random, are they still within the 0.01 NA? How does the Object Space NA play a role in this? Specially if I am setting zeros in my Field editor. Thanks in advance for your reply.
I have a two lens system collimating light from source and focusing it to the detector. The coordinate break before the two lenses are surf 3 and 8. I tried to use multiple compensators (x, y, z and tilt) to optimize. I saved the MC files and found none of the files have the compensated parameter changed from nominal, ie., the compensators doesn’t seem to work. Anything wrong with my TDE?Thanks.
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