LightTools illumination design software 9.1

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Synopsys has released version 9.1 of its LightToolsillumination design software, which expands LightTools' comprehensive features and workflows for illumination optics design with new tools to model and analyse light detection and ranging (lidar), AR/VR, and biomedical systems. 

Additionally, version 9.1 introduces a distributed simulation module that increases the speed of computation-intensive ray tracing, as well as improved optomechanical interoperability with Dassault Systèmes' Solidworks 3D CAD software.

The feature and workflow enhancements in LightTools are tailored to help engineers focus on solving complex design challenges and delivering optical systems to market sooner. Soldiworks users working on optical designs can expect to speed up source characterisations. Engineers developing lidar systems can more easily perform time-of-flight analysis. And development of advanced applications for AR/VR, displays, and medical devices is improved with LightTools' polarisation analysis.