Upcoming Webinars

Learn what makes OpticStudio and LensMechanix unique, discover new features, and learn user tips to speed up your optical and illumination design process. Zemax webinars include extended tutorials, introduction to new features, and time saving how-to information. To join an upcoming webinar, click Register Now. To watch an on-demand webinar, click OpticStudio Recordings or LensMechanix Recordings in the left pane.

How to simulate out-of-field rejection in LensMechanix
Wed, Nov 29, 2017 7:30 – 8:30 AM PDT
To ensure that a mechanical design protects the integrity of an optical system, light sources that exist beyond the specified field of view must be analyzed. These sources can impact optical performance by causing stray light, loss of contrast, or flaring. 

Learn how to: 

  • Calculate optical performance in LensMechanix 
  • Add out-of-field sources before running a ray trace 
  • Set up a surface power analysis 
  • Use ray trace data to assess the effectiveness of mechanical components

About the instructor:
Esteban Carbajal is a senior optomechanical engineer on the LensMechanix team.


What's new in OpticStudio 17.5
Wed, Dec 6, 2017 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM PST
Learn about the new features in OpticStudio 17.5, including how to: 

  • Visualize contrast loss across the pupil using the new Contrast Loss Map 
  • View analysis windows with new false color palettes 
  • Run ZPL macros from the command line 
  • Visualize your field distribution using the new Field Plot in the Field Data Editor 
  • Apply the new MacLeod coatings for anti-reflection, cold mirrors, beamsplitters, protected and enhanced reflectivity, and near-infrared 
  • Use the new sample files in 17.5 that are from the new book, Perspectives on Modern Optics and Imaging, by Ronian Siew 
  • And more! 

About the instructor:
Dr. Thomas Pickering is an associate product manager on the OpticStudio team. He received a PhD in Accelerator Physics from Royal Holloway, University of London. As a researcher with CERN, DESY, and Cornell University, he focused on the development of particle beam profile monitors using laser-wire systems, optical diffraction, and transition radiation.

We'd love to hear from you. Please send any questions or comments about our webinars to community@zemax.com.