Understanding Tangential/Sagittal in OpticStudio and How To Rotate Rays

This article explains:

  • Conventional Tangential and Sagittal planes
  • Tangential and Sagittal planes in OpticStudio
  • Rotation of Tangential and Sagittal planes
  • MTF responses to rotation

Authored By: Misato Hayashida

Published On: 9月 11, 2017

Update a Red or Green USB Dongle With Internet Access

This article is intended to help owners of red or green USB dongles update their license support information on a machine with internet access.

If your machine does not have internet access, refer to the following article for offline update instructions:

Update Green and Red USB Licenses on a Machine Without Internet Access

Authored By: Don Dickinson

Published On: 8月 31, 2017

MacLeod Coatings: Typical examples

This article shows typical examples of a range of thin-film components manufactured by MacLeod. As the manufacturer says, they should not be thought of as the best that can be produced.
For these coatings, the incident medium is air unless specifically defined otherwise.

Authored By: Angus MacLeod, Sandrine Auriol, Thomas Pickering

Published On: 8月 24, 2017

Rotation Matrix and Tilt About X/Y/Z in OpticStudio

In this article, we will discuss about rotation matrix and Tilt About X, Y, Z. And some related frequently asked questions.

Authored By: Michael Cheng

Published On: 8月 2, 2017

Modeling Moiré Fringing Effects in OpticStudio Non-Sequential Mode

This article outlines the basic theory of Moiré patterns, and how fringing effects can arise in OpticStudio non-sequential models. The fringing effects of a pattern on a pixelated detector are demonstrated with a basic system in which a patterned slide is projected directly onto a detector, and a more complex system in which the slide is imaged through a lens. Sample files are provided.

Interfering A Patterned Image with a Pixilated Detector
Modeling Moiré Patterning in an Imaging System
Final Remarks

Authored By: Zachary Derocher

Published On: 4月 30, 2017

How to debug a DLL or EXE

This article shows a technique to attach the Visual Studio debugger to a running process in the case of a user defined surface (DLL) and in the case of a user defined operand called UDOC (EXE). The technique is shown here using Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2013 Desktop.

Compile the DLL or EXE
Open OpticStudio and select the user defined surface or operand
Attach to Process
Set Breakpoints
Run the DLL/EXE
Stop the debugger
Distributing the DLL/EXE in Release Mode


Authored By: Michael Humphreys, Sandrine Auriol and Tim Gustafson

Published On: 7月 11, 2017

Mapping DDE data items to ZOS-API methods

This article contains a table mapping the old DDE data items to the new ZOS-API methods.

Authored By: Thomas Pickering

Published On: 7月 6, 2017

OpticStudio Online References

This article contains a summary of all the pages on the Zemax website with information about the OpticStudio Online edition. 

Authored By: Kristen Norton

Published On: 5月 23, 2017

OpticStudio Online FAQ

This article answers common questions about the OpticStudio Online edition.

Authored By: Thomas Pickering

Published On: 5月 23, 2017

Machine Vision

Vision inspection systems allow machines to function more autonomously by identifying and quantifying the quality of a given product more consistently and accurately than human workers. This works by imaging the product or group of products and using post-processing algorithms to determine whether the product passes inspection (e.g. reassuring that the lid on a jar is fully sealed). This article discusses a procedure for modeling a machine vision imaging system using non-sequential mode in OpticStudio 16.5, focusing on modeling three main components: an imaging system, lighting, and the product itself.

Authored By: Jade Aiona

Published On: 3月 20, 2017

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