Israeli company 3Doptix has introduced a free, cloud-based optical design and simulation software that runs in a browser and provides remote access to a virtual lab with optomechanics, lasers, and detectors.
The software enables professionals and academics the ability to run an optical simulation with off-the-shelf components from leading vendors or any custom optical elements. The software, according to the company, was developed to reduce the multiple trial and error iteration process in the lab among scientists, researchers, and engineers in the optics community.
At the time of release, the beta platform had approximately 1,000 users and more than 20,000 optical elements from 15 vendors available in the database, with all products ready for simulation and mounting. Once an optical design goes through simulation, the implementation in the lab reportedly becomes straightforward with a simulated optomechanical blueprint. Additionally, users can generate 2D sketches for an article or a paper directly from the platform.
Gil Noy, 3DOptix CEO, says that the software changes the way scientists, researchers, and engineers design and simulate the implementation of optical prototypes and setups. 3DOptix is open for beta testing, according to the company:
Please apply by sending an email to [email protected] or visit our website at https://design.3doptix.com/ and register. As we are overwhelmed with requests to join our beta testing, it might take a few days to approve the application.