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Frequently Asked Questions

Here is a collection of the most frequent questions from our students:

0- Do you currently offer any in-person training?
>In order to help our customers, Zemax now offers self-paced and virtual-led trainings. We are doing our part to limit the spread of the coronavirus by conducting all private training events through remote meeting technology until further notice. For more information contact your account manager or email sales at sales@zemax.com.

1- What is a course, and what is a learning plan?
>The online content is divided into courses and learning plans. A course is the smallest online training unit that may be purchased. A learning plan consists of a group of courses that we have carefully selected for the optimum learning experience.

2- Expected time for a course.
>Each course is designed to be ~1/2 day to complete. However, it depends on each trainee knowledge and previous experience.
The duration estimate is displayed in the description of a course/learning plan:

3- How much days does it take and also how much training hours per day.
>It depends on the Learning Plan. For Optical System Design for example, we recommend you take 5 full days. Trainees are free to break it down as they wish to fit their schedule within the duration.
Each individual course is designed be about half a day to go through.

4- Will I be able to ask questions during the course, and receive responses?
>Yes, you can use the comment section powered by Disqus in the platform to ask questions and get answers from our instructors.

5- What background information is required from my side to be able to efficiently understand the course?
>Our training is designed for engineers with a background in optics or at least physics but not necessarily with Zemax OpticStudio. 

6- Is the 30 days and 7 days access start once the student is registered or when the student starts the course ?
>You will receive an activation code, and the timer starts when you activate the course with the link. You can buy the course today, and start whenever you want.

7-  Will I have access to this online course permanently?  i.e. Can I come back and re-visit some videos after I finish this online course? 
>30 days access to the learning platform for the full learning plan or 7 days for an individual course once you have activated your course.
You do get the .PDF training notes to download and keep permanently, but the videos can not be downloaded. 

8- Do I need to have a Zemax license for this training? 
>Yes, you need to have a Zemax OpticStudio license. I recommend that you use the latest subscription version as you might not be able to reproduce all the examples otherwise.

9- Will I get a certificate?
>You only get the certificate upon completion of a learning plan. You will receive an email with the certificate .PDF as well as a Linkedin certificate link. Some of our learning plans [with the CPD chevron on the promo image] are CPD accredited. Delegates completing a learning plan receive a CPD Certificate of Attendance and can record their attendance towards their formal CPD requirements for their professional body, institute or employer.

10- How to make an online payment
>After you click the purchase button for a course or a learning plan, you will be redirected to a DocuSign page where you can enter your details. Please allow 24h for us to process the order and get you up and running with your training. You can complete the document to place an order here too. 
Feel free to contact your Account Manager to discuss in further details [which email address can be found on your MyZemax profile]  or email sales@zemax.com.

11- How to register in a course

Once you buy a course, you will receive a link address that will lead you directly to the purchasing page. There, you can register for the course at the PromoCode discount, just need to click on "Register":  

What if instead of "Register" the only option I can see is "Purchase"?

That's fine! In the e-mail, you had been also provided with a PromoCode, so you can click on "Purchase" and manually add the promocode when required.

After applying this code, you will be able to register for the course at the PromoCode discount.


Note

Our courses are consistent with the tools and workflow of Zemax OpticStudio 20.2.
We have recently updated our course content to include the manufacturability tools released in 20.1 and 20.2.

We are planning the release of 2 new learning plan in the future! Asphere&Freeforms, and  Illumination&Straylight.


Feel free to contact your Account Manager to discuss in further details [which email address can be found on your MyZemax profile]  or email sales@zemax.com.

 

Complex Object Geometries
Complex Object Geometries
This course will explain how to create a complex object geometry when it doesn't exist as a built-in object.
$300
Non-Sequential
3. Optimization, Part I
3. Optimization, Part I
Starting with the example of a simple singlet, this course explains how to perform an optimization in OpticStudio. It also describes how the Optimization Wizard can be used to define typical performance targets, how to constrain the optimization to physically meaningful results and how to create your own complex operand.
$300
1/2 day
courseoptimization
4. Optimization, Part II
4. Optimization, Part II
This course discusses the global algorithms available in OpticStudio. It then covers in details the design of a doublet lens: starting from a cemented doublet, the course explores how the system performance can be improved by aspherizing a surface, changing to an air-spaced design or optimizing the element’s materials.
$300
1/2 day
courseoptimization
Polarization and Ray Splitting
Polarization and Ray Splitting
This course will describe the tools for polarization and will then look at what happens when a ray splits.
$300
Non-Sequential
Non-Sequential Settings
Non-Sequential Settings
This course will review the settings to terminate rays and common settings that can cause errors. It will also describe mixed-mode systems.
$300
Non-Sequential
Scattering and Photoluminescence
Scattering and Photoluminescence
This course will review the different models for Surface Scattering as well as Bulk-Scattering and Photoluminescence Model.
$300
Non-Sequential
9. Tolerancing III
9. Tolerancing III
This course describes how to tolerance for irregularity in OpticStudio. It then shows how to model a double pass system, and what are the necessary steps to ensure tolerancing of such type of systems is correctly performed.
$300
1/2 days
8. Tolerancing II
8. Tolerancing II
This course discusses the use of compensators in a tolerance analysis, and explains in more details the sensitivity, inverse sensitivity and Monte Carlo algorithms. The course also includes an example of how to tolerance a singlet lens, and discusses in details the outcome of the Analysis of tolerances.
$300
1/2 day
7. Tolerancing I
7. Tolerancing I
This course offers a first introduction on tolerancing in OpticStudio. After a theory overview, it describes the purpose of the different tolerancing algorithms available. By using a single Monte Carlo file, it describes the different tolerancing operands and their effect on the overall system performance.
$300
1/2 day
6. Diffraction, MTF, and Image Simulation
6. Diffraction, MTF, and Image Simulation
This course offers a review of diffraction theory and the different domains of validity of OpticStudio analyses. It also includes an example of how to design a Double Gauss for specific MTF targets, and how to use Image Simulation to visualize pictures as imaged through the modelled system.
$300
1/2 day
5. 3D Systems
5. 3D Systems
This course gives a comprehensive overview on how to model 3D systems in OpticStudio. It covers how to handle coordinate changes, how to model mirrors, how to set up multiple configurations for systems with moving parts and how to design off-axis systems such as core-drilled sections of a parent parabola.
$300
1/2 day
10. Tolerancing IV
10. Tolerancing IV
This course shows how to simulate complex alignment procedures via the use of Tolerancing Scripts. It also explains how to customize the performance criterion used for the tolerancing analysis, how to evaluate the benefit of compensators and what to do if the design is too sensitive to tolerancing perturbations.
$300
1/2 day
Stray Light
Stray Light
This course will study the Stray Light in a Maksutov telescope. It will demonstrate some useful tools like filter strings, ray files and path analysis.
$300
Non-Sequential
Illumination & Stray Light with Zemax OpticStudio
Illumination & Stray Light with Zemax OpticStudio
Earn your OpticStudio Certificate and share with your peers!
$300
Non-Sequential
6. 衍射效应、MTF 以及图像模拟
6. 衍射效应、MTF 以及图像模拟
本课程提供了对衍射理论和 OpticStudio 中的不同分析功能在不同领域有效性的回顾。内容中包含一个示例,说明如何为特定的 MTF 目标设计双高斯镜头系统以及如何使用图像模拟来可视化系统成像结果。
$75
1/2 日
Chinese中文
7. 公差分析 - 第一部分
7. 公差分析 - 第一部分
本课程提供了在 OpticStudio 公差分析的相关介绍。在理论概述之后,介绍了各种公差算法的目的。并且,通过使用蒙特卡洛文件,描述了不同的公差操作数及其对系统整体性能的影响。
$75
1/2 日
Chinese中文
Getting started
Getting started
This lesson gives you instructions for the course
$300
8. 公差分析 - 第二部分
8. 公差分析 - 第二部分
本课程讨论了在公差分析中补偿器的使用,并更详细地解释灵敏度、反灵敏度和蒙特卡洛分析的算法。本课程还包括了如何单透镜进行公差分析的示例,并详细讨论了公差分析的结果。
$75
1/2 日
Chinese中文
9. 公差分析 - 第三部分
9. 公差分析 - 第三部分
本课程描述如何在 OpticStudio 中进行表面不规则度公差分析。内容中展示了如何建模一个双通系统以及其中的必要步骤,以确保这类系统的公差分析是正确执行的。
$75
1/2 日
Chinese中文
10. 公差分析 - 第四部分
10. 公差分析 - 第四部分
本课程展示了如何通过使用公差脚本模拟复杂的装配过程。并且,阐述了如何定制用于公差分析的性能标准、如何评估公差补偿器的效益以及当设计对公差扰动过于敏感时应如何处理。
$75
1/2 日
Chinese中文
使用 Zemax OpticStudio 进行光学系统设计
使用 Zemax OpticStudio 进行光学系统设计
参与最终测验,获取您的 OpticStudio 技术认证!
$75
certificateChinese中文
1. Introduction to Zemax OpticStudio
1. Introduction to Zemax OpticStudio
This introductory course helps users understand OpticStudio user interface, provides an overview of optical design theory, and explains glass properties and how the Material Catalog works.
$300
1/2 day
2. Optics Review
2. Optics Review
This course reviews first and third order optics, while showing several useful OpticStudio analyses that can be used to assess the aberrations of the optical system.
$300
1/2 day
Tolerancing with Zemax OpticStudio
Tolerancing with Zemax OpticStudio
Earn your OpticStudio Certificate and share with your peers! Completion of all tolerancing courses is required to register for this course.
$300
certificate
Optimization with Zemax OpticStudio
Optimization with Zemax OpticStudio
Earn your OpticStudio Certificate and share with your peers!
$300
certificate
Laser & Fiber 1.
Laser & Fiber 1.
In this introductory course, you will understand how to model Gaussian laser beams in Zemax OpticStudio.
$300
1/2 day
Laser & Fiber 2.
Laser & Fiber 2.
This second course on Laser & Fiber will dive into the usage of Zemax OpticStudio Physical Optics Propagation capabilities (POP)
$300
1/2 day
Laser & Fiber with Zemax OpticStudio
Laser & Fiber with Zemax OpticStudio
Earn your OpticStudio Certificate and share with your peers!
$300
0. OpticsAcademy入門
0. OpticsAcademy入門
OpticsAcademyの操作方法などを紹介します。
$150
Japanese日本語
2. 光学系
2. 光学系
このコースでは、光学系の収差を評価するために使用できる便利なOpticStudio解析をいくつか紹介しながら、1次および3次の光学系をレビューします。
$150
半日
Japanese日本語
3. 最適化 Part 1
3. 最適化 Part 1
このコースでは、単純なシングルレット レンズの例から始め、OpticStudio で最適化を実行する方法を説明します。また、最適化ウィザードを使用して典型的なパフォーマンス指標を定義する方法、物理的に意味のある結果を得るために最適化を制約する方法、および独自の複雑なオペランドを作成する方法についても説明します。
$150
半日
Japanese日本語
4. 最適化 - Part 2
4. 最適化 - Part 2
このコースでは、OpticStudioで利用可能なグローバル アルゴリズムについて説明します。次に、ダブレットレンズの設計について詳しく説明します。接合レンズのダブレットから始め、面を非球面化したり、接合面の分離の設計に変更したり、レンズの材料を最適化したりすることで、光学系の性能の改善を探ります。
$150
半日
Japanese日本語
5. 3D 光学系
5. 3D 光学系
このコースでは、OpticStudio で 3D 光学系をモデル化する方法の概要を説明します。座標変更の扱い方、反射光学系のモデル化、可動部を持つ光学系のマルチコンフィグレーションの設定方法、軸外し光学系の設計方法を紹介します。
$150
半日
Japanese日本語
6. 回折、MTF、及び画像シミュレーション
6. 回折、MTF、及び画像シミュレーション
このコースでは、回折理論とOpticStudio解析機能について説明します。また、特定のMTF指標のダブルガウスを設計する方法や、画像シミュレーションを使用してモデル化された光学系を通して結像された画像を可視化する方法も含まれています。
$150
半日
Japanese日本語
7. 公差解析 I
7. 公差解析 I
このコースでは、OpticStudio の公差についての導入を提供します。理論の概要を説明した後、利用可能な様々な公差アルゴリズムの目的を説明します。1 つのモンテカルロ ファイルを使用して、異なる公差 オペランドと光学系全体の性能に対するその効果について説明します。
$150
半日
Japanese日本語
8. 公差解析 II
8. 公差解析 II
このコースでは、公差解析におけるコンペンセータの使用について説明し、感度、逆感度、モンテカルロアルゴリズムについて詳しく説明します。また、このコースでは、シングルレットレンズの公差の例を挙げ、公差解析の結果について詳しく説明します。
$150
半日
Japanese日本語
10. 公差解析 IV
10. 公差解析 IV
このコースでは、公差スクリプトを使用して複雑なアライメント手順をシミュレーションする方法を説明します。また、公差解析に使用する性能基準をカスタマイズする方法、コンペンセータの利点を評価する方法、設計が摂動に敏感すぎる場合の対処法についても説明します。
$150
半日
Japanese日本語
9. 公差解析 III
9. 公差解析 III
このコースでは、OpticStudio で入れぎラリティの公差解析を説明します。次に、ダブル パス 光学系をモデル化する方法と、そのようなタイプの光学系の公差を正しく実行するために必要な手順を示します。
$150
半日
Japanese日本語
Zemax OpticStudioを用いた光学系設計
Zemax OpticStudioを用いた光学系設計
OpticStudio 証明書を取得してシェアしましょう。このコースは OpticStudioを用いた光学系設計プラン の一部で、プラン購入後に無料で提供されます。
$150
Japanese日本語
5. 三维坐标系统
5. 三维坐标系统
本课程全面介绍了如何在 OpticStudio 中建模三维坐标系统。内容涵盖了如何处理坐标变化、如何建模反射镜系统、如何为具有移动元件的系统设置多重结构以及如何设计离轴系统(如离轴抛物面系统)。
$75
1/2 日
Chinese中文
1. Zemax OpticStudio入門
1. Zemax OpticStudio入門
この入門コースでは、OpticStudio のユーザー インターフェースを理解し、光学設計理論の概要を説明し、ガラスの特性と材料カタログの仕組みを説明します。
$150
半日
Japanese日本語
0. 初始指南
0. 初始指南
课程内容的简单介绍
$75
Chinese中文
1. Zemax OpticStudio 介绍
1. Zemax OpticStudio 介绍
本小节介绍性课程将帮助用户理解 OpticStudio 的用户界面,提供光学设计理论的概述,并解释玻璃的性能和材料库是如何工作的。
$75
1/2 日
Chinese中文
2. 光学系统概述
2. 光学系统概述
本课程回顾了一阶和三阶光学系统,同时展示了一些可以用来评估光学系统的像差的实用光学分析功能。
$75
1/2 日
Chinese中文
3. 系统优化 - 第一部分
3. 系统优化 - 第一部分
本课程以一个简单的单透镜示例开始,解释如何在 OpticStudio 中执行优化操作。同时描述了如何使用优化向导来定义典型的系统性能目标、如何将优化限制为物理上有意义的结果以及如何创建自定义复杂操作数。
$75
1/2 日
Chinese中文
4. 系统优化 - 第二部分
4. 系统优化 - 第二部分
本课程将讨论 OpticStudio 中的全局算法,并且将详细介绍双胶合透镜的设计。以该双胶合透镜为例,本课程将探讨了如何通过非球面化表面、改变设计空气间隔或优化元件的材料来提高系统性能。
$75
1/2 日
Chinese中文
Optical System Design with Zemax OpticStudio
Optical System Design with Zemax OpticStudio
Earn your OpticStudio Certificate and share with your peers!
$300
certificate
Introduction to Non-Sequential
Introduction to Non-Sequential
This course is an introduction to non-sequential mode and ray-tracing in that mode. It will cover how sources and detectors are defined along with some radiometry reminders.
$300
Non-Sequential
Illumination Systems: Optimization and Tolerancing
Illumination Systems: Optimization and Tolerancing
This course will explain how to set-up, optimize and tolerance illumination systems.
$300
Non-Sequential