The Detector Polar object stores the intensity data from NSC source rays that strike it. The Detector Polar is spherical in shape but the resulting data distributions in the angular domains are displayed in 2D. And this point can cause confusion.
The aim of this article is to explain clearly how OpticStudio maps rays striking 3D sphere onto a 2D intensity plot. It also gives some details on the conventions used in OpticStudio.
Authored By: Sandrine Auriol
Published On: January 10, 2017
This article will demonstrate how users can use the Binary 2 surface to model an intraocular lens. Throughout this article, we will go through a demonstrative design and outline many of the concepts, as well as tips and tricks, involved in designing intraocular lenses in OpticStudio.
Authored By: James E. Hernandez
Published On: August 19, 2016
This article demonstrates a design for an Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) system and explores how OpticStudio analyses can be used to model coherence. Sample files are included which show the completed system and expected ray trace results.
Authored By: Kelly Farner
Published On: July 29, 2016
Photoluminescence is the phenomenon where photons are absorbed in a medium and part of the absorbed energy is reemitted as photons. Broadly speaking, there are two categories of photoluminescent emission, fluorescence and phosphorescence. Each of these can be modeled in OpticStudio using the photoluminescence bulk scattering model available in non-sequential mode.
Authored By: Shawn Gay
Published On: May 4, 2015
Authored By: Kristen Norton
Published On: September 23, 2014
This articled shows how to design a confocal fluorescent microscope in Zemax OpticStudio using a combination of the Sequential and Non-Sequential modes. The system is designed in two major parts:
- Laser focusing (and collimating) system to the microscope objective
- Microscope objective to the tube lens and detector
The microscope objective used in this example is the K_007 objective available in Zebase. Zebase is a collection of more than 600 sequential systems, and can be purchased for use with OpticStudio
Authored By: Lisa Li
Published On: August 19, 2014
This article explains how to use filter strings to identify and isolate specific rays in a non-sequential system. Examples are given which show how to isolate rays that have undergone surface scattering and bulk scattering, as well as rays that undergo diffraction and fluorescence.
Authored By: Sanjay Gangadhara
Published On: June 26, 2009
This article introduces prospective and new OpticStudio users to the Non-Sequential ray tracing capabilities of the software including:
- Source modeling
- Complex geometry creation
- Ray splitting, scattering
- Detectors & analysis
- Advanced features
Authored By: Akash Arora
Published On: October 8, 2014
This article explains how to program custom light sources and uniform deviates.
Authored By: Jeff Casey of Rockfield Research Inc.
Published On: September 24, 2013
This article explains how to use the Modify Reference Object Tool to tidy up multiple reference points and to define new pivot points in a non-sequential design
Authored By: Mark Nicholson
Published On: February 23, 2007