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Hi,is there any ZOS-API or ZPL Command wich is able to switch the mode from non-sequential to sequential? I would like to switch back from non-sequential mode to sequential mode while an interactice extension connection with Matlab is running. Another idea would be open a new file in sequential mode. Is it possible to open a new file while the Matlab connection is runnig? So I dont have to open a new file and connect again. Main Target is to keep the process automated via Matlab the whole time. I dont want to use my mouse to change the mode or connect again to Matlab. In an early version it was possible to make a macro with a record function, that records my mouse-klicks. In the end I just want to activate buttons, but i dont find the matching commands in ZOS-API and ZPL. Thanks, Lukas
Hi Community, Maybe I’m missing something simple, but is there an “Unhide Columns” in the MFE? In both the LDE and MFE, there is a “Hide Column” contextmenu option if you right click on a column header:In the LDE, if I then right click on a column header, there is an option to “Unhide Column” but there is not an option in the MFE:I can switch over to the Express View in the MFE to see all the columns, but without quitting OpticStudio to reset the column preferences, is there a way to show all the MFE columns in Normal View? Thanks.
Hi all,I am using a source diode which is propagating the rays in XY plane.I want to define TE polarisation for the source diode. So in this case can someone suggest me that which axis reference should I assign in the system? Also, if the diode laser emits at a position 54° from the negative Y axis and 36° from negative X axis, then how can I assign the TE polarisation to the current source diode?? King regardsAkhil
Hello,I was wondering if there was a way within OpticStudio to label component distances in the NSC3D layout. The layout window has a measure tool, but it requires me to draw the line which would lead to the measurement being inaccurate. Is there a way to extract the measurement data from the non-sequential component editor?Thank you,Mus’ab
When changing the width of a column in the lens data editor, the software will start to truncate characters from the right when the column width is smaller than the number of characters in the cell. This is fine for text strings, but annoying with numerical values. I would prefer if the number of digits instead was reduced and rounded accordingly.It is most annoying with aspheric terms, where the first characters to become hidden are the exponent when in scientific format. Examples:Radius: 246.792 changes to 246.7… when the column width is reduced. Why can’t this be rounded to 246.8?4th Order Term on Even Asphere: -1.453138E-06 changes to -1.453138E-… Why not instead drop characters to the left of E and keep the exponent?
Hi all,I would like to ask how can we cut the system by half? For example, we have a three mirror anastigmat (TMA) reflective telescope system, and it is for on-axis design. Please see the example picture below. Now I would like to convert it to a off-axis design, I think the easiest starting point could be scaling up the system by a factor of 2, and then cut the system by half along the optical axis, so that the off-axis TMA geometry can be obtained. But I don’t know how to process the cutting in Zemax or if anyone has a better way to convert on-axis to off-axis?I also attached a Zemax file for Hubble telescope made by 2 on-axis mirrors for anyone if want to show me the example to cut the system by half along the optical axis?Thank you so much guys! -- Kaden
Hi Zemax users, I am considering running Zemax Professional version on a Macbook Pro using a Windows emulator and an old style hard Zemax USB key. Is there an emulator that is better than others for running Zemax seamlessly? Ideally would like to be able to save Zemax generated output to the Mac side of my machine. What has been your experience?
I'm interested in looking at the angular scattering distribution from a single water drop illuminated by a collimated monochromatic beam - the classic problem solved by Mie scattering theory. I want to collect the signal on a detector and see the 'rings' produced and how they change with particle size. I have not been able to see this result with sufficient resolution in non-sequential mode. I'm open to using the geometric ray tracing approximation as well, where I model the drop as a sphere - but I have not obtained results with sufficieent resolution using this technique either. I'd like so see this difference on my detector for drops ranging from 5 - 200 um.
Hi all, I have a question regarding the POP analysis. After calculating the POP in Zemax sequential mode, I save the POP result as a *.txt file where you have all informations. Aftwards I read the *.txt file via Python and do further analysis and plots.In the header you see in line 9: Grid size (X by Y): 256 by 256 But when I read the data grid beginning in line 17, I get a grid of [255 x 256]Is the data grid incomplete in height by one row? greeting, Johann
Many LEDs are encapsulated in silicone. In regard to butt coupling light into a plastic light guide with similar index, my question: is it better to have a small air gap or not?My most immediate issue with simulating this is that if I put the source (ideal Lambertian emitter) ‘Inside Of’ a silicone object, a larger fraction of the rays TIR inside… I’m guessing this needs a more sophisticated model, but I’m mostly looking for general advice. Any thoughts or guidance will be appreciated.
For our application, we are simulating a camera that has pixels with an asymmetric angular response. We are wondering the best way to include it and calculate the PSF of the system.This could be done with a flat, zero-thickness layer near the image plane The angular response means it changes the amplitude of the ray depending on the position and the incidence angle (so it depends on Hx, Hy, Px and Py ) The angular response is custom and not radially symmetric.We tried to include it has a custom coating, but since the angular response is not symmetric with respect to the optical axis, it does not work great. Is there a way to include it using OpticsStudio Standard?Would it be possible to implement it with DLLs? Or is there another “programming” option? Many thanks
Hi,I have some strange behaviour with Zemax and tolerancing :To simulate a NOA cement on a doublet and test a identical tilt on the two surface near the cement I use irregular surfaces. I tried to simulate the adding of irregularity on this two surfaces, and use the “SAVE” operands in tolerance data editor to save the result.When I analyse the Zemax files created there is no change in the case of the min tolerance while the column for the "Spherical" and the "Astigmatism" are well changed in the case of the max tolerance. I don’t understand while there is no change in the case of min tolerance.PS: There is no longer the possibility to open new tickets for bugs? When I click on the button In my account web page, I am redirected to the knowlegdebase!MD
Dear All, The goal is to design a projection system using multi lens array (3x3) system. In this system ,for each lens there are separate sets of field. Each lens (of multi lens array) form an image at a fixed projection distance.I’d like to analyze and simulate all overlapping images on one single image plane. What will be the quality of combined image after overlapping. How we can model this in sequential mode in Zemax opticstudioPlease comment and share your thoughts.Thanks,
On the RMS vs Wavelength and RMS vs Focus plots, fields are not labeled as fields, nor are their X,Y values shown. The only mention is down in the title block. The check boxes are there but there is no labeling whatsoever. Please add field labeling to the RMS vs Wavelength and RMS vs Focus plots.Mike
Dear All,I am just trying to design an off axis afocal parabolic telescope. The design is in principle quite simple: two off axis parabolic mirror with different focal length and the focal points coinciding.Sending a collimated bundle of rays to the telescope and collecting the rays behind the telescope with a paraxial lens I get a coma aberration! No way to get rid of it even turning or shifting the mirrors. Or better, moving the mirrors I can get a round spot but much larger then the Airy disk.My question is simple:Why? It should image a perfect point.I have tried in both Afocal and focal mode. In Afocal mode (which should be the wrong mode) i get a round spot very much larger than the Airy disk and insensitive to the movement of the mirrors. I already had a look to the Knowledgebase about, it doesn’t help me a lot.I attach a Snapshot of the design to show it.Thanks to everyone who could help meBestsGabriele
Hi guys! So I tried to model a set up ( as shown below ) on Zemax but i seem to be having some problems. The beam splitters on the top and far right does not seem to have two rays. Is there any way i could solve this? Thank you!(ZIP File is attached below)What I wanted:My Model: My Lens Data:
Dear All, Some LED ray files exist only for LightTools, ASAP and TracePro but not in Zemax or Radiant Source format. Anyone know how to convert between formats? In particular into Zemax form? I know that Converter 801 will go from .ttr and .ttl to any format, but first you need the .ttr file. Somebody must surely have written a macro or an API program to do this conversion... Thanks, Ross
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