Synopsys released version 10.6 of their CODE V Optical Design Software. CODE V is an optical engineering and design software solution that supports the optimization, analysis and tolerancing of image-forming optical systems and free-space photonic devices. CODE v10.6 enables faster development of new and emerging optical technologies that improves performance CODE V version 10.6 is available now.
CODE V v10.6 includes new optimization feature to speed the design of advanced optical systems. In addition, the release provides new charting capabilities and analysis improvements that enable faster, more flexible optical design validation.
The new Step Optimization (STP) feature uses an algorithm developed by Synopsys to improve CODE V’s industry-leading optimization capabilities in two ways. Step Optimization can substantially accelerate optimization convergence, reducing the time needed to find the best solution. It can also navigate complicated solution spaces more effectively to find optical system solutions with smaller (better) error functions compared to traditional damped-least-squares optimization. This gives designers a powerful new tool for helping ensure that optical quality meets or exceeds performance specifications.
Step Optimization is particularly useful for optimizing complex lens systems. It can also speed up the optimization when used with the Reduce Tolerance Sensitivity (SAB) feature to reduce the impact of tolerances on system performance and minimize production costs. Step Optimization can be used in CODE V’s local optimization feature as well as its Global Synthesis global optimization feature.
CODE V line and surface charts have been significantly improved in several key analysis features, with a new look and many additional capabilities that enhance users’ ability to visualize and present system performance results. The new 2D and 3D charting features provide extensive customization capabilities, including the ability to rotate and zoom 3D charts, select Cartesian 2D or 3D surface charts, choose from multiple scaling, rendering and color scheme options, and interactively explore data points of interest.
The CODE V Automatic Design, Beam Synthesis Propagation, Point Spread Function and Modulation Transfer Function (MTF) features now have completely redesigned graphical user interfaces, which feature intuitive, simplified windows to streamline design and analysis, especially for optimization setup and beam propagation analysis.
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