Zemax/OpticStudio Fundamentals (non-sequential mode)
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Zemax/OpticStudio Fundamentals (non-sequential mode)

Complete Beginners Guide on How to Use Zemax/OpticStudio (non-sequential mode)
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280 students enrolled
Created by Mohammad Sakr
Last updated 4/2020
English
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This course includes
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 10 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Zemax/OpticStudio (non-sequential mode) fundamentals
  • Differences between sequential and non-sequential modes
  • How Zemax/OpticStudio (non-sequential mode) works
  • Deep understading of raytracing
  • 1D and 2D universal plots (sweeps)
  • Optimization in Zemax/OpticStudio
  • Tips & tricks on how to use Zemax/OpticStudio efficiently
  • Simulating CAD files
  • Tolerance analysis
  • Multiple configuration editor
Requirements
  • Ray optics is preferable but not a must
Description

In this course, you are going to learn how to use Zemax/OpticStudio (non-sequential mode). No background is assumed although ray optics knowledge is a plus. You will learn how to sweep, optimize and perform tolerance analysis. This course is designed mainly for absolute beginners and a refreshing course for the people who are familiar with the software.

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone wants to learn Zemax/OpticStudio (non-sequential) from zero
  • Beginner Zemax/OpticStudio (non-sequential) users
Course content
Expand all 89 lectures 02:47:36
+ Introduction
11 lectures 24:34
Introduction
01:00
Sequential Vs. non-sequential modes
02:14
Geometrical optics basics (Reflection)
03:45
Geometrical optics basics (Refraction)
02:20
How non-sequential mode works (Monte Carlo)
02:37
How non-sequential mode works (Vector formulation)
01:29
How non-sequential mode works (Polarization)
03:20
Preliminaries
5 questions
Zemax help
01:28
Zemax "Hello World"
03:00
+ Understanding Zemax "Hello World"
16 lectures 37:01
Zemax mode selection
00:48
Units in Zemax
01:35
NSC 3D Layout
04:41
NSC 3D Layout (Settings)
03:29
Changing color preferences (Optional)
01:04
NSC Editor
00:50
General parameters of objects
02:20
General parameters of sources
02:58
Main parameters of "Detector Rectangle"
03:24
Ray Trace (Clear&Trace)
02:16
Ray Trace (Number of Cores)
01:09
Ray Trace (Use Polarization & Split NSC Rays)
03:01
Ray Trace (Summary)
00:56
Detector Viewer (Basic Settings)
02:53
Conclusion
00:36
Zemax "Hello World"
3 questions
+ 1D and 2D Sweeps (Universal Plots)
12 lectures 24:36
Merit Function Editor
01:22
NSDD Operand (Clear)
01:06
NSTR Operand (Ray Trace)
01:55
NSDD Operand (Read)
01:44
Merit Function (Summary)
02:14
Universal Plot (1D)
03:20
Universal Plot (2D)
01:33
Summary
00:35
Exercise
01:26
Paraxial Lens
02:44
Exercise Solution
02:31
+ Tips & Tricks
10 lectures 19:20
Introduction
00:30
How to disable objects
01:51
Solve Type (Pickup)
02:05
Reference Object
02:29
Missed Ray Draw Distance
01:35
Auto Update
02:07
Save settings
01:52
Shortcut Keys
02:46
Zemax Examples
00:53
+ Optimization
11 lectures 15:56
Overview
02:34
Merit Function
01:02
Merit Function (Target)
00:58
Solve Type (Variable)
00:51
Optimization
01:36
Optimization (Algorithm)
01:42
Optimization (Cycles)
00:45
Summary
01:13
Understanding Multi-Target Optimization
02:13
Exercise
00:44
Exercise Solution
02:18
+ How to Simulate Real Optical Components in Zemax
9 lectures 11:30
Introduction
00:42
Ideal Design Vs. Real Design
01:29
Application Notes
01:17
Optical Components Selection
02:47
Simulating CAD Parts in Zemax
01:38
Changing Files Directory
00:46
NSC Shaded Model
00:55
Object Draw Settings
00:57
Create Archive
00:59
+ Tolerance Analysis
10 lectures 17:11
What is Tolerance Analysis?
01:08
Overview
01:54
Tolerance Data Editor
00:56
TNPS Operand
01:33
TNPA Operand
01:37
Tolerancing
00:36
Tolerancing (Monte-Carlo)
03:06
Tolerance Analysis Results
03:59
Exercise
00:50
Exercise Solution
01:32
+ Miscellaneous Topics
10 lectures 17:28
Multiple Configuration Editor
02:23
Multiple Configuration Editor (Merit Function)
02:27
Materials
01:42
Materials (Material Analyses)
01:42
Materials (Special Materials)
01:11
Wavelengths
02:48
Lost Energy
01:37
Lost Energy (Errors)
01:07
Lost Energy (Ignore Errors)
01:15
How to Determine # Analysis Rays
01:16