The newest release of the Code V optical design software from Optical Research Associates (ORA) includes improvements to ease the modelling and optimisation of optical systems.
Code V 9.8 builds on the success of the recently introduced diffraction-based image simulation feature by allowing macro access to the simulated image pixel data. A broad range of built-in macro functions for manipulating this data enables users to perform actions such as combining multiple images, adjusting gamma, or compensating for known detector characteristics. Users can extract various parameters of the simulated image, including colour and luminance values.
The optimisation capabilities of CODE V have been extended to account for the effects of manufacturing tolerances. A new macro function allows the designer to optimise for the best fabricated performance, rather than simply best nominal performance.
In addition, the new release can now be accessed in simplified Chinese, traditional Chinese, and Korean.