Zemax OpticStudio Course

Master Zemax OpticStudio


Optics Design Training

Chapter 1

  • Introducing Zemax
  • Overview of Optical Design Theory
  • Glass Properties
  • Example - Adding New Glasses
  • First Order Optics
  • Third Order Optics

Chapter 2

  • Intro to Optimization – A Singlet Lens Example
  • Sampling and Reference Points
  • Operands
  • Doublet Lens Design

Chapter 3

  • 3D Systems, Moving Parts, and Global Coordinate Systems
  • Coordinate Breaks
  • Scanning Mirrors and Folded Optical Systems
  • Single Coordinate Break Systems
  • Dispersive Prism Example
  • Diffraction, MTF, and Image Quality
  • Double Gauss Design
  • Contrast Optimization 

Chapter 4

  • Image Simulation
  • Source Coherence and Imaging

Chapter 5

  • Multi-configuration Systems
  • Zoom Lens Design
  • Zoom Beam Expander

Chapter 6

  • Thermal Effects in Optical Systems 
  • Diffractive Optics
  • Thermally Compensated Diffractive Lenses


Chapter 7

  • Reviewing the Design Process
  • Find the Best Asphere Tool
  • Error Sources and Budgets
  • Basic Tolerancing Concepts

The Basic Zemax OpticStudio Course is suitable for:

  • Engineers with basic optics/physics knowledge
  • Fresh graduates/beginners who are interested in learning optical design software


  • Basic computer skills such as typing, open/close application, and open/close/save files.
  • Participants must bring their own laptop during the training

Beginners can learn and design an optical system using Zemax OpticStudio software.

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