Lambda Research Corp

Westford, MA 01886


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515 Groton Rd
Westford, MA 01886
United States

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Provides a full suite of world-class optical software. Lambda Research Corporation sets itself apart as a cost-effective, single-source solution for optical and illumination design. Lambda sells TracePro opto-mechanical software, known for its ease of use, CAD interface and accuracy in illumination design; OSLO optical design software, renowned for its power and flexibility in lens design; and RayViz – a ray-tracing add-in for Solidworks.


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RayViz™ is a SOLIDWORKS® Add-In for visualizing light rays and ray paths.
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OSLO (Optics Software for Layout and Optimization) is a powerful optical design program with the scope needed to meet today’s optical design requirements.
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Software for design and analysis of illumination and optical systems.
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We are worldwide distributors for ScatterMaster’s ScatterScope4 scatterometer. ScatterMaster is renowned for the accuracy and precision of their equipment and their products complement...


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Lambda Research Corporation: Optical design and analysis software programs

Dave Jacobsen, senior application engineer of Lambda Research Corporation, talks about the company’s optical design and analysis software program offerings.
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Introducing TracePro 2022

In this video, Dave Jacobsen, Sr. Application Engineer at Lambda Research Corporation, will talk about the new and exciting features in TracePro 2022, the latest release of TracePro...


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White Papers

Accuracy in Optical Design Software Whitepaper

Delving into optical design software accuracy: How trustworthy are the results? Explore factors influencing precision and the principle of 'Garbage In = Garbage Out'. Our whitepaper...


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Preview: SPIE Photonics West 2024 exhibitor products

Here's a snapshot of what will be shown on the SPIE Photonics West 2024 exhibit floor.
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Optical design software works with all ray tracing and analysis features

TracePro 2021 version 21.2 includes a new Image Source feature, which allows image files to be used as light sources.
FIGURE 1. Automotive HUD system concept.

Designing and analyzing automotive head-up displays

Design of head-up display systems for automotive applications benefits from modern optical design and illumination software.
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FIGURE 1. OSLO, by Lambda Research Corporation, was used in the design and analysis of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST).

Lens-design software enables modern precision optics

Having grown in capabilities over decades of development, modern optical-design software models, optimizes, and tolerances complex optical systems with ease.
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FIGURE 1. These freeform optics were designed in LightTools (a). The software can help identify manufacturing tolerances for tailored surfaces used in freeform optics for illumination. Head models are created from image data using Synopsys Simpleware software (b). Simpleware can be used in conjunction with LightTools to run detailed optical scenarios in 3D anatomical models for biomedical applications.

Illumination Optical-design Software: Illumination-design software optimizes complex geometries

In its many different forms, illumination-design software models and optimizes complex optics and the illumination fields that they produce.
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Lambda Research introduces the opsira 'robogonio' to the U.S.—a robot-driven goniometer for measurement of luminaires

A new approach to photometric and radiometric measurement of lamps and luminaires uses an industrial robot to position samples.
FIGURE 1. A pick-up is used to make both sides of a lens the same radius of curvature.

Optical Design: Downhill simplex algorithm optimizes luminaire designs

Optical simulation software based on downhill simplex optimization allows engineers to efficiently find optimal designs for products with integrated LEDs or light pipes.
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FIGURE 1. With Zemax's OpticStudio, an engineer can design an optics system, and the software simulates the behavior of the system and prepares output for manufacturing.

Biomedical Optics Design: Software speeds development of biomedical optics

Designing and simulating optical systems for life sciences applications is increasingly easy, thanks to a number of software options.
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FIGURE 1. A cell-phone lens was optimized in CODE V without any control of tolerance sensitivity (a); a similar cell-phone lens was globally optimized in CODE V including the tolerance-sensitivity error function, resulting in a 24% improvement in RMS wavefront error (b). The cumulative probability charts show the probability of achieving the indicated RMS wavefront error performance for systems built within a set of specified tolerances using designated compensators. As the curves move farther to the left, better as-built performance is achieved.

Photonics Products: Lens-design Software: Optical design benefits from interconnected software

Optical-design programs encompass lens and illuminator design, analysis, and tolerancing, as well as photometrically tailored design and the interface with external computer-aided...
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3D visualization graphics are now part of TracePro illumination and optical analysis software with the TracePro 7.1 release.

3D visualization featured in TracePro 7.1 optical analysis software release

Littleton, MA--The release of TracePro 7.1 illumination and optical analysis software from Lambda includes dramatic three-dimensional (3D) visualization capabilities.


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The ScatterScope3D performs surface scatter measurements in less than 1 min, combining TracePro for stray light, scatter, and illumination analysis, and ScatterMaster for surface...

New OSLO user guide released; OSLO prices are lowered

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FIGURE 1. A solid design for an edge-lit, backlit liquid-crystal display must consider multiple components.

Software conquers design and analysis of backlit LCDs

Edge-lit backlit liquid-crystal displays (LCDs) are used in products such as laptops, cell phones, and PDAs because they provide thin, small-volume solutions.
FIGURE 1. In imaging an LED die, the imaging system on the left maps from point to point, while the illumination system on the right passes the light from a filament source within a reflector through a square mixing-rod to produce a uniform distribution.

Software turns spotlight on illumination design

While both imaging and illumination design problems obviously depend upon the same basic principles of optical physics, the overall nature of illumination problems tends to make...