TracePro 5.0 optomechanical design software

Lambda Research has announced the release of TracePro 5.0, the latest version of its optomechanical design software, featuring a new interface for modelling optical sources. The user is now able to define and manage spectral data for each unique source and to combine different source types in a single ray trace. This yields incredible time savings to any design process that involves multiple sources or source alternatives and fluorescence.

New analysis capabilities include flux versus optical path length (OPL) or time of flight (TOF). New simulation advances include reverse ray traces and luminance ray traces with blackbody and grey body sources. The software features new add-in utilities that assist in quickly and accurately creating and optimising properties. Inputs can include data from physical measurements, manufacturers' data, and industry standards.

TracePro is a comprehensive software tool for modelling the propagation of light in imaging and non-imaging optomechanical systems. Models are created by importing from a lens design program or a CAD program, or by directly creating the solid geometry in TracePro. Source rays propagate through the model with portions of the flux of each ray allocated for absorption, specular reflection and transmission, fluorescence, polarisation and scattering.