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Optical System Design Learning Plan           **recommended**

Optical System Design Learning Plan **recommended**

The Optical System Design course series provides all necessary knowledge to get you up and running with OpticStudio sequential mode. You will learn how to model, analyse, optimize and tolerance various optical systems, while getting used with the different tools and features included in OpticStudio

This learning plan consists of 10 courses [+2 additional courses for the getting started course and the final exam], covering 5 days worth of material. The purchase of this learning plan gives you access to the online training platform for 30 calendar days.

It is our most popular training and assumes a background in optics but not necessarily with Zemax OpticStudio.


Training objectives:

  • Model and analyze the performance of simple sequential systems in OpticStudio 
  • Build merit functions to optimize system performance 
  • Identify system sensitivities and predict manufacturing and assembly yields 

Courses included in this learning plan:

Getting started
Getting started
This lesson gives you instructions for the course
$300
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
Optical System Design with Zemax OpticStudio
Optical System Design with Zemax OpticStudio
Earn your OpticStudio Certificate and share with your peers!
$300