Illumination Systems Fundamentals


Learn the key steps in imaging system design with OpticStudio. Discover how to setup, analyze, optimise and tolerance a simple imaging system in OpticStudio sequential mode. You’ll also find out how to export your system to CAD and output lens specification as an ISO 10110 compliant drawing for manufacture.
Estimated time to complete: 7 hours


Basics of illumination systems

Discover the basics of illumination systems here. Answers to questions like “What is illumination system design?” and “What kind of units are expected in illumination?” are provided. The basic theory and background is presented, and the possible performance targets for illumination systems are defined.


The materials used in illumination systems

Learn how to use the essential components of an illumination system here. The building blocks of illuminations systems such as various light sources and typical detectors, as well as how to use these components are explored here. Also, non-optical components that can influence the illumination design outcome are explored.


Illumination design methods

Build the skills necessary to perform the illumination design here. The "how to's" on setting up the system for optical simulation, an in-depth explanation of a typical illumination design process, and the optimization process are provided.


Illumination lens design forms

A shortlist and summary of the typical lens design forms used in illumination is provided here. Take the essential examples of illumination lens design forms and learn the step-by-step process of setting up the lens design form.


Exporting our illumination system results

Learn how to export the results of an illumination lens design into the necessary formats for manufacture and for analysis.

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