CODE V 9.82 Delivers Improved Spot Size Calculation and Display Capabilities

June 12, 2008
Date Announced: 12 Jun 2008 The latest version of CODE V®, the premier optical design software from Optical Research Associates (ORA®), delivers enhancements to the Geometric Spot Diagram feature which offer designers greater ease of use and efficiency. Specifically, CODE V 9.82 enables users to specify the desired accuracy level of the RMS spot computation, and the software then automatically determines the minimum ray grid necessary to achieve this precision. This is a more efficient method than that used by other software programs, which require users to set the ray grid density manually, and then iteratively increase this density until spot size precision stabilizes. Moreover, CODE V now uses separate ray grids for computation and graphing purposes to yield accurate spot size computations along with a less dense plotted ray density for optimal visualization of the spot structure. The Spot Diagram graphical display also now supports various reference overlays (e.g., Airy disk and/or detectors) and annotations, which is useful for design reviews and presentations. Two new macro functions provide access to virtually all spot size data, greatly improving the user’s ability to perform customized analysis, optimization, and tolerancing.In addition, this release contains several other smaller enhancements based on customer input. These include enhancements when using gradient-index lens materials within non-sequential surface ranges and the addition of several new sample files (e.g., lenses, images, and macros). With 45 years of success as an industry leader, Optical Research Associates (ORA) is committed to delivering innovative solutions to the optics industry. With its CODE V and LightTools® software products, ORA is the world’s leading developer of optical software. ORA is also the largest independent supplier of optical design and illumination engineering services, with more than 4,500 completed projects since the company was founded in 1963.

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