SYNOPSYS™ Software > Overview

(SYNthesis of OPtical SYStems)

● The fastest lens optimization algorithm: With its powerful PSD algorithm, SYNOPSYS can do in one second a job that takes other programs more than an hour. Click here for an example.

● Automatic design search (DSEARCH) helps you explore the design space and reach realistic design starting points quickly.

● Unique tools for zoom lens design:
  ● Powerful zoom lens design search tool (ZSEARCH) helps you kick-start complex zoom lens designs.
  ● ZoomSlider allows you to continuously examine your system in the complete zoom range; not just the few snapshots at the design zoom positions.
  ● Innovative CAM curve helps you define lens group zoom positions within the complete zoom range with a small number of zoom positions; reduces time and complexity in the design process.

● Versatile graphical interface:
  ● SketchPad™: it is not just a visualization tool for the lens design and its image evaluation characteristics (for example, ray fans, OPD,…) ; but also an interactive platform where you can insert, delete, split, or cement elements with just one click right there in the graphics where you want it to happen.

   ● Change lens parameters and watch the effects real time with Sliders in the WorkSheet™ windows.

• Automatic tolerance budget generation and Monte-Carlo verification; tolerance desensitization with system optimization; test-plate matching; element drawings with tolerances
• Automatic Ray Failure Fix in not-so-perfect starting lens – helps you get started quickly
• Find optimal STOP locations for you
• Partial coherence analysis
• Easily correct ghosts and IR system narcissus with optimization
• Five coordinate systems to choose from; can tilt, shift, and fold elements easily in complex systems, without “coordinate break”

Click here for more information about SYNOPSYS™. (Allow a few minutes for this page to load. It contains many graphics examples.)

Here is an array of small aspheric lenses.
SYNOPSYS has an unmatched ability to model unusual edge geometry.
Combine several systems to check for clearances.
See the beam emerging from a YAG crystal.
See your system in the SketchPad™, where you can change anything with a slider.
Examine the properties of a selected glass type.
Create 3-D stereo views of your lens system,either with image pairs or with red-blue anaglyph glasses.
Here is a lens with a buried ghost image.
Examine wavefront quality anywhere in the system
SYNOPSYS has unmatched graphical output.
Display a selected glass map, showing acid sensitivity, cost, and much more.
Model an array of light sources, with …
… or without individual lenses.
Prepare mechanical drawings of your elements, including prisms.
The tolerance program BTOL can automatically prepare data for assembly drawings.
This mode colors the elements according to the index and dispersion of the glass.
See which colors go where in the diffraction pattern.
An array of LED sources with cone reflectors.
The graphical system summary can document your design.
Solid models that you can spin around on the monitor.
Evaluate image quality with the Air Force resolution target.
A system with an unusual filter wheel.
Combine two systems on a single drawing, showing common components.
One of many forms of image analysis, this shows the diffraction pattern through focus.
This is an example of a non-rotationally-symmetric NURBS surface.
One of eight forms of ghost-image analysis.
See rays in a spot diagram in the visual color of the light.
Evaluate the forward scattering from a lens.