CO1Optical design with Zemax®-OpticStudio - Introduction

Level: Basic

Technician, engineer, researcher, teacher, PhD student, led to design an optical system from a given specification


Basic knowledge in geometrical optics

Language of the training: French
Maximum capacity: 12
Price: 1380 € HT -
Duration: 3 days - 21 h
  • Be able to design and/or analyze a simple optical system 
  • Know about optical aberrations, quality criteria for an optical system, optical design methods
  • Know how to use Zemax®-OpticStudio® in sequential mode 
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Optical design with Zemax®-OpticStudio - Introduction
Addressed topics

Optical aberrations

Image quality criterion

What is an optical computing software? 

Specification, starting point, optimization, tolerancing

Design methods

The program

Academic reminders: geometrical optics, theory of aberrations

Case studies with Zemax software

  • Getting started with the software: study of a simple lens
  • The doublet and its tolerancing
  • The Newton or Cassegrain telescope, associated field correctors
  • The Cooke triplet
  • Choice from: 3-mirror anastigmat telescope (TMA) including freeform surfaces, or: study of stray light using non-sequential Zemax mode
Methodology and assessment


Hands on with Zemax®-OpticStudio® software

Next session: date to be defined

  • May 20, 2019 to May 22, 2019 CO1 | Optical design with Zemax®-OpticStudio - Introduction Saint-Etienne
Pedagogical manager(s):
  • Thierry Lépine - Professor at Institut d'Optique

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