Optical design software is enhanced

The next generation of the company's Advanced Systems Analysis Program (ASAP) features SolidWorks Layering, which allows interoperability between the SolidWorks Parts Only 3D Modeling Engine and ASAP 2008 and allows users to assign layers and object names within SolidWorks. The ASAP 2008 release comes with numerous polarization ray-tracing enhancements, including a realistic polarizer model, Stokes-value inputs, and data views.

Mar 31st, 2008

The next generation of the company's Advanced Systems Analysis Program (ASAP) features SolidWorks Layering, which allows interoperability between the SolidWorks Parts Only 3D Modeling Engine and ASAP 2008 and allows users to assign layers and object names within SolidWorks. The ASAP 2008 release comes with numerous polarization ray-tracing enhancements, including a realistic polarizer model, Stokes-value inputs and data views, Jones-value inputs and data views, and a Poincare sphere visualization tool. Three new optimization methods are included in the release: a Brent's Method routine for single-variable problems, as well as Downhill Simplex and simulated annealing methods for multivariable problems.
Breault Research Organization
Tucson, AZ, USA
www.breault.com

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