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Optical Sensor -software to design/simulate lens system?

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PietPompies

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I'm busy with a design for an optical proximity sensor, but I have some difficulty with the lens design (of which I have little experience). Anybody know of software that I can use to design and simulate the lens system?
 

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hi,

u can try Zemax, Oslo, or ASAP for the lens design..
 

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You may not need a lens if you use the correct design and modulation.

Using and array of sensors could also work.

Need more details on what range and resolution you are looking for.

Also look at ultrasonics.
 

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Thanks for the replies. The problem I have is that I need to focus the light-beam quite accurately on the object under test, so I probably would need a simple lens.
 

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This is optic design software for lens and mirorrs.

Uploaded file: P*ntar V*rtuaLab Op*tics v1.0.zip

<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: woody28 on 2002-03-26 09:36 ]</font>
 

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Sorry,what char to instead *?
 

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This may or may not be helpfull, but reverse engineering an existing design can be educational.


Uploaded file: GP2D02.pdf
 

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Hi there,

I have Zemax. but where to find ASAP? (Version 7.04 or so)

Greetz,
DS
 

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Hi,

Sorry if this is a duplicate message.

If you are not an optical designer (and I am not), you might consider trying TracePro.

It is easy to use and allows you to add antireflection coating, etc.

I find it is good for visualizing the rays, especially if you have a stray light problems.

But - it is not a substitute for a good optical design(er).

Good Luck
 

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