Optical System Design Using Zemax
This course provides a thorough introduction to the Zemax optical system design environment. By the end of the class, attendees will have acquired the skills to be productive Zemax users. No prior knowledge of Zemax is required. The course concentrates on sequential ray tracing, but a day is devoted to non-sequential ray tracing. Hands-on examples and exercises apply the material to realistic optical design problems.
Duration: 5 days
Prerequisites: Familiarity with college-level mathematics and basic computer operation.
UK Course: Optical System Design Using Zemax
Glass and refractive index
First and third-order optics
Diffraction, MTF and Image simulation
Light grasp and Etendue
Three-dimensional optical systems
Local and global coordinate systems
Tilts, decenters, folds and scanning mirrors
Non-sequential ray tracing
Objects, sources and detectors
Using sequential and non-sequential ray tracing in the same design
Merit function construction