Synopsys recently introduced version 10.5 of the CODE V Optical Design Software, which is an optical engineering and design software. The solution supports the optimization, analysis and tolerancing of image-forming optical systems and free-space photonic devices. CODE V v10.5 includes new and improved optimization and tolerancing features for the design of high-performance optical systems with reduced sensitivity to manufacturing and alignment errors. This helps designers create systems that perform as specified, are less expensive to manufacture and can be assembled faster. CODE V version 10.5 is available now.
CODE V Optical Design Software v10.5 features a direct optimization method that reduces sensitivity of optical systems to manufacturing tolerances, improves as-built performance and minimizes production costs. In addition, it’s new tolerancing feature provides increased flexibility for modeling surface irregularities and evaluating their impact on system performance.
Synopsys CODE V Optical Design Software v10.5 Highlights
Reduce Tolerance Sensitivity Control
CODE V has been enhanced to allow direct optimization of the as-built RMS wavefront error, which is a key performance metric for optical systems. The new Reduce Tolerance Sensitivity control (SAB, for Sensitivity As Built) is used in optimization to reduce the impact of tolerances on final system performance. The tight integration of CODE V’s tolerancing and optimization processes helps users create practical optical designs that meet performance requirements and minimize production costs with achievable component and assembly tolerances and post-assembly adjustments. The SAB control can be used in CODE V’s local optimization feature, as well as its Global Synthesis global optimization feature.
Improved Surface Irregularity Modeling
A new irregularity model for CODE V’s Monte Carlo-based tolerancing provides increased flexibility and robustness for modeling optical surface shape irregularities and their impact on as-built system performance. The model utilizes CODE V’s interferogram file construct, which allows the direct import of interferometrically measured surface or wavefront deformations to define the tolerance-based surface irregularity. The interferogram file approach can be applied to any surface shape and oriented independently of other lens construction parameters.
More info: Synopsys CODE V Optical Design Software (pdf)