Winlens is a program designed for optimizing and modelling optical systems. This post offers a simple overview of this important program and some of the things it’s meant to do. Winlens is meant to make different tasks easier. Things such as reversing a component with one click of the button, checking out the melt glass or even finding alternative glasses. Even though winlens can’t do everything, it targets to make it easy to complete the things it can perform. The best thing is that there are no obscure command codes to learn. It’s only a simple menu or toolbar to access various capabilities.
Who uses Winlens
This important program is designed for individuals who work with different optical units with the axis of symmetry or 2 orthogonal planes of equilibrium. It’s designed for experienced optical designers, optical engineers and students. It’s created for individuals who want to quickly model an optical unit for themselves or even check out someone’s work.
What Systems can Winlens Model?
- Winlens are created with state-of-the-art capabilities to allow them to handle systems that have more than one optical component. This might include user-defined components or LINOS photonic components. In this case, user defined parts can be mirrors or lenses. A lens component can be air-spaced doublet, doublet, singlet or even cemented triplet. Note that you will be required to enter the complete details.
- LINOS photonics components are entered in the component editor by keying in the part number only or by drag and drop from the part database.
- An optical surface in a component can be conic, aspheric or spherical in cross-section. Typically, this will be the surface of revolution but can be toroidal or cylindrical in form.
- Winlens programs can handle zoom units with zooming gaps in all or any component. Aperture, conjugate, waveband and field values can vary from zoom to zoom.
What functions can Winlens do?
Winlens is designed to do a range of functions such as:
- Optimizing new and existing designs
- Modelling a chain of LINOS parts for an experimental physicist
- Checking out date offered by an external consultant
- Testing out concepts for new designs
- Assigning the impact of melt glass changing on systems
- Suggesting alternative glasses
- Assessing the impact of LINOS coatings on the transmission of systems
- Offering alternative glasses to optimized or real glasses
- Assessing sensitivity of aberrations to manufacturing errors
- Be an efficacy teaching equipment for undergraduate and postgraduate studies