Optics & Design


3 D Optix
Software & Accessories

Optical design collaboration platform offers downloadable designs

April 5, 2023
The 3DOptix Warehouse platform allows optical engineers, application engineers, and system engineers to collaborate and share ideas.
FIGURE 1. A ray trace of the marginal ray through a lens shows the position error at focus (image plane), with LSA and TSA labeled.

How can you tell if you really need an aspheric lens?

March 16, 2023
Focused beam metrics are crucial for evaluating lens types for laser applications.
FIGURE 1. The metal-dielectric interface in a plane at y = 0. This system supports SPPs propagating in the x direction and exponentially decaying in the y direction.
Software & Accessories

Simulation of surface plasmon polaritons

March 10, 2023
The hunt is on for better plasmonic designs, and optical simulation software will play an important role.
Light Trans International
Software & Accessories

Physical optics software adds several updated features

Feb. 15, 2023
VirtualLab Fusion 2023.1 Physical Optics Software includes a new Universal Detector with detector modeling, among other new features.

CNC alignment turning station features horizontal design

Jan. 19, 2023
The ATS-C CNC alignment turning station machines small, mounted lenses in short cycle times.
FIGURE 1. Reflectance of a numerically optimized anti-reflection coating (TiO2/SiO2 on fused silica) for 1064 nm and 532 nm.

Designing multilayer optical devices

Using a suitable design strategy, in addition to flexible software, is key for reaching design goals efficiently.
FIGURE 1. Surface-mount optics (SMOs) on an LED circuit board.

Surface-mount optics offer simpler optical assembly manufacturing

Dec. 14, 2021
Surface-mount optics (SMOs) are emerging as a viable, lower-cost component option in optical assemblies, as they are solder-ready and designed to populate onto a PCB alongside...
A student in the Optical Systems Technology program at Monroe Community College learns to operate the Moore Nanotechnology Systems 250 UPL diamond-turning machine.

AmeriCOM announces plan to revitalize U.S. optics industry

Sept. 29, 2021
Federal government, private Industry, and academia partnership key to five-year plan for development of workforce, manufacturing technology, and sustainability in U.S. optics ...
Ribbon-cutting ceremony (L-R): Jürgen Trittin and Fritz Güntzler (Members of the German Bundestag), Robert Vollmers (Excelitas VP), Ursula Haufe (GWG Managing Director), Rolf-Georg Köhler (Mayor of Göttingen), and Konstantin Kuhle (Member of the German Bundestag).
Executive Forum

Excelitas Technologies opens Göttingen, Germany facility

Sept. 22, 2021
The new facility in Göttingen, Germany expands the company’s capacity for assembly of highly sophisticated optomechanical systems and components for the semiconductor industry...