Smartphone Objective

Highly miniaturized optical system with steep aspheres for the application in smartphones.
Smart Phone Objective in the optical design software Quadoa Optical CAD
Smart Phone Objective

Smartphone Objective

Highly miniaturized optical system with steep aspheres for the application in smartphones.

AR Freeform Prism

AR Freeform Prism using three Freeform Surfaces for the Prism and one for the Corrector.
AR Freeform Prism using three Freeform Surfaces for the Prism and one for the Corrector
AR Freeform Prism

AR Freeform Prism

AR Freeform Prism using three Freeform Surfaces for the Prism and one for the Corrector.
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Head-Up-Display for Automotive

Off-axis Head-Up-Display for Automotive.
Head-Up-Display for Automotive in the optical design software Quadoa Optical CAD
Head-Up-Display for Automotive

Head-Up-Display for Automotive

Off-axis Head-Up-Display for Automotive.
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Compound Surfaces

The Compound Surface allows to define an optical Surface that is assembled out of several Surfaces. In the example the JWST is used to demonstrate this Surface type.
Compound surfaces of JWST in the optical design software Quadoa Optical CAD
Compound Surfaces

Compound Surfaces

The Compound Surface allows to define an optical Surface that is assembled out of several Surfaces. In the example the JWST is used to demonstrate this Surface type.
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Opto-mechanical lens group mounted on an oscillating pole

For the accurate tolerancing of an optical system besides the optics itself the modeling of the mechanics plays an important role. For example, the mechanics may influence the pivot point of a rotation or affect how lenses inside an assembly tilt and translate individually and as a group. The assembly item in Quadoa can not only contain optical but also mechanical elements. This enables a straight forward modeling of an opto-mechanical system by directly copying the real-world structure.
Mechanics objective integration in the optical design software Quadoa Optical CAD
Opto-mechanical lens group mounted on an oscillating pole

Opto-mechanical lens group mounted on an oscillating pole

For the accurate tolerancing of an optical system besides the optics itself the modeling of the mechanics plays an important role. For example, the mechanics may influence the pivot point of a rotation or affect how lenses inside an assembly tilt and translate individually and as a group. The assembly item in Quadoa can not only contain optical but also mechanical elements. This enables a straight forward modeling of an opto-mechanical system by directly copying the real-world structure.
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Mechanics Integration for Telescope

Newton type telescope design showing the combined opto-mechanical system capability of Quadoa®.
Mechanics integration for a Newton type telescope in the optical design software Quadoa Optical CAD
Mechanics Integration for Telescope

Mechanics Integration for Telescope

Newton type telescope design showing the combined opto-mechanical system capability of Quadoa®.
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Stereo Lens

Stereoscopic system with two sequential raytracing paths for the application in a stereoscopic microscope.
Stereo Lens in the optical design software Quadoa Optical CAD
Stereo Lens

Stereo Lens

Stereoscopic system with two sequential raytracing paths for the application in a stereoscopic microscope.

Surface Form Stack Ability

Showcase of a selection of some basic surface form types that can be combined to generate a wide range of surfaces.
Surface Form Stack Ability of the optical design software Quadoa Optical CAD
Surface Form Stack Ability

Surface Form Stack Ability

Showcase of a selection of some basic surface form types that can be combined to generate a wide range of surfaces.
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Tele Photo Objective

Classical tele-photo type camera lens.
Tele Photo Objective in the optical design software Quadoa Optical CAD
Tele Photo Objective

Tele Photo Objective

Classical tele-photo type camera lens.
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Polarization

Polarization raytracing analysis to visualize the polarization state of linear polarized light after passing a lens system.
Polarization Raytracing in the optical design software Quadoa Optical CAD
Polarization

Polarization

Polarization raytracing analysis to visualize the polarization state of linear polarized light after passing a lens system.

Integrated Live Ghost Analyzer

Sequential ghost reflex analysis performed on an imaging system to estimate and optimize the impact of the reflexes on the image quality.
Live ghost- and reflex analysis in the optical design software Quadoa Optical CAD
Integrated Live Ghost Analyzer

Integrated Live Ghost Analyzer

Sequential ghost reflex analysis performed on an imaging system to estimate and optimize the impact of the reflexes on the image quality.

Tessar

Classical Tessar type camera lens with some analysis plots like Seidel and chromatic aberration analysis.
Tessar type camera in the optical design software Quadoa Optical CAD
Tessar

Tessar

Classical Tessar type camera lens with some analysis plots like Seidel and chromatic aberration analysis.

Zoom Lens System

Zoom lens design with two moving lens assemblies.
Zoom lens system in the optical design software Quadoa Optical CAD
Zoom Lens System

Zoom Lens System

Zoom lens design with two moving lens assemblies.
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Siemens Star

Imaging of a Siemens Star pattern through optical system showing the image sharpness under the influence of defocus and coma.
Imaging of a Siemens Star pattern in the optical design software Quadoa Optical CAD
Siemens Star

Siemens Star

Imaging of a Siemens Star pattern through optical system showing the image sharpness under the influence of defocus and coma.

Axicon

Axicon lens system to generate an annular intensity distribution.
Axicon lens system in the optical design software Quadoa Optical CAD
Axicon

Axicon

Axicon lens system to generate an annular intensity distribution.

Beam Combiner

Micro lens array that combines the output of an array of laser emitters onto a single focal point.
Micro lens array beam combiner in the optical design software Quadoa Optical CAD
Beam Combiner

Beam Combiner

Micro lens array that combines the output of an array of laser emitters onto a single focal point.
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Camera Lens

TV-Camera lens system.
TV Camera lens system in the optical design software Quadoa Optical CAD
Camera Lens

Camera Lens

TV-Camera lens system.

Eye Piece

Eye piece for the usage in a telescope system for the observation of astronomical objects.
Eye piece for a telescope observation system in the optical design software Quadoa Optical CAD
Eye Piece

Eye Piece

Eye piece for the usage in a telescope system for the observation of astronomical objects.

Stereograph Eye Pieces

Stereographic optical system for the 3D-Visualization of images.
Stereograph Eye Pieces in the optical design software Quadoa Optical CAD
Stereograph Eye Pieces

Stereograph Eye Pieces

Stereographic optical system for the 3D-Visualization of images.
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Free Form Telescope

Compact folded free-form mirror telescope.
Freeform telescope in the optical design software Quadoa Optical CAD
Free Form Telescope

Free Form Telescope

Compact folded free-form mirror telescope.
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Fish Eye Objective

Camera lens with a wide field of view.
Fish eye camera objective in the optical design software Quadoa Optical CAD
Fish Eye Objective

Fish Eye Objective

Camera lens with a wide field of view.

Surface Form Stack Ability

Model to showcase the wide range of possible surface type combinations by stacking of surface shapes and properties.
Freeform capability in the optical design software Quadoa Optical CAD
Surface Form Stack Ability

Surface Form Stack Ability

Model to showcase the wide range of possible surface type combinations by stacking of surface shapes and properties.
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Integrated Live Ghost Analyzer

Ghost reflex analysis to simulate the size and positions of ghost reflection inside an interferometric lens for the measurement of surface shapes.
Integrated live ghost analyzer in the optical design software Quadoa Optical CAD
Integrated Live Ghost Analyzer

Integrated Live Ghost Analyzer

Ghost reflex analysis to simulate the size and positions of ghost reflection inside an interferometric lens for the measurement of surface shapes.
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Fizeau Interferometer

Interferometer for the measurement of surface deviations that uses two sequential raytraces - one for the test arm and one for the reference arm.
Fizeau Interferometer in the optical design software Quadoa Optical CAD
Fizeau Interferometer

Fizeau Interferometer

Interferometer for the measurement of surface deviations that uses two sequential raytraces - one for the test arm and one for the reference arm.
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Lens Catalog

The lens catalog included in Quadoa® provides a wide range of stock lenses available from the most common manufacturers.
Lens Catalog in the optical design software Quadoa Optical CAD
Lens Catalog

Lens Catalog

The lens catalog included in Quadoa® provides a wide range of stock lenses available from the most common manufacturers.

Material Catalog with Abbe Diagram

The material catalog included in Quadoa® includes data of any common glass types as well as polymers that are typically used for optical components.
Material catalog in the optical design software Quadoa Optical CAD
Material Catalog with Abbe Diagram

Material Catalog with Abbe Diagram

The material catalog included in Quadoa® includes data of any common glass types as well as polymers that are typically used for optical components.

Material Catalog

The material catalog included in Quadoa® includes data of any common glass types as well as polymers that are typically used for optical components.
Thousand of materials implemented in the optical design software Quadoa Optical CAD
Material Catalog

Material Catalog

The material catalog included in Quadoa® includes data of any common glass types as well as polymers that are typically used for optical components.

Objective Mounting

Mechanical mounting for a lens imported into Quadoa® to check for any unintended ray-mechanics intersections.
Mechanical lens mounting in the optical design software Quadoa Optical CAD
Objective Mounting

Objective Mounting

Mechanical mounting for a lens imported into Quadoa® to check for any unintended ray-mechanics intersections.
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Mechanics Intersection Analyzer

Detection of intersections between mechanics and rays at mirror-clamps holding an parabolic mirror.
Mechanics-Ray intersection analyzer in the optical design software Quadoa Optical CAD
Mechanics Intersection Analyzer

Mechanics Intersection Analyzer

Detection of intersections between mechanics and rays at mirror-clamps holding an parabolic mirror.

Interactive 3D Menu

The right click menu inside the 3D-View can be used to interactively edit, position, flip or move lenses.
Interactive 3D GUI Menu in the optical design software Quadoa Optical CAD
Interactive 3D Menu

Interactive 3D Menu

The right click menu inside the 3D-View can be used to interactively edit, position, flip or move lenses.

Microscope Objective

Aberration analysis for a microscope-objective.
Microscope objective in the optical design software Quadoa Optical CAD
Microscope Objective

Microscope Objective

Aberration analysis for a microscope-objective.

Microscope Objective

Analysing the impact of lens misalignment on the point spread function for a highly corrected microscope lens system.
Point Spread Function of a lens misalignment in the optical design software Quadoa Optical CAD
Microscope Objective

Microscope Objective

Analysing the impact of lens misalignment on the point spread function for a highly corrected microscope lens system.

Mirror Microscope

Microscope objective design using mirrors.
Mirror microscope in the optical design software Quadoa Optical CAD
Mirror Microscope

Mirror Microscope

Microscope objective design using mirrors.

Multiconfiguration

Scanning mirror system to sequentially image a surface for quality control in pcb fabrication.
Scanning mirror multi-configuration in the optical design software Quadoa Optical CAD
Multiconfiguration

Multiconfiguration

Scanning mirror system to sequentially image a surface for quality control in pcb fabrication.

Off-Axis Telescope

Compact mirror telescope design that uses the same component as primary and tertiary mirror which simplifies the alignment of the components.
Off-axis telescope in the optical design software Quadoa Optical CAD
Off-Axis Telescope

Off-Axis Telescope

Compact mirror telescope design that uses the same component as primary and tertiary mirror which simplifies the alignment of the components.

Mach Zehnder Phase Shifting Interferometer

Simulation of interferograms for the evaluation of phase shifting algorithms.
Mach Zehnder Phase Shifting Interferometer in the optical design software Quadoa Optical CAD
Mach Zehnder Phase Shifting Interferometer

Mach Zehnder Phase Shifting Interferometer

Simulation of interferograms for the evaluation of phase shifting algorithms.
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Projector

Cinematic projection lens with a large window serving as thermal isolator for the lightsource.
Cinematic Projector in the optical design software Quadoa Optical CAD
Projector

Projector

Cinematic projection lens with a large window serving as thermal isolator for the lightsource.

Point Spread Function

Analysis of the point spread function for a simple aspheric lens under the influence of misalignment.
Analysis of the Point Spread Function in the optical design software Quadoa Optical CAD
Point Spread Function

Point Spread Function

Analysis of the point spread function for a simple aspheric lens under the influence of misalignment.

Python Interface

Python script to calculate and plot the point spread function of a lens for a large set of parameters.
Python PSF script in the optical design software Quadoa Optical CAD
Python Interface

Python Interface

Python script to calculate and plot the point spread function of a lens for a large set of parameters.
Quadoa® feature highlights The intention of Quadoa® was to create a modern optical design software to provide a solution for the fast growing and rapidly developing optical market and especially to provide a software solution which can keep up with modern complex systems. Quadoa® Optical CAD is a state of the art optical design software with a vast range of features and functions for the complete prototyping process of modern optical systems. The feaure highlights listed below should only abstract the comprehensive design capability of Quadoa®. If you have specific questions about a specific design capability please contact the Quadoa® support. Open Feature List (PDF)
Lens Data
3D CAD Positioning
Real World Elements
Assembly arrangement
Lens Catalog with Filter Function
Lens Wizard
Surface Stack Ability: Freeforms and User Defined Forms by combining Surface Forms
Surface Types: Sphere, Plane, Paraboloid, Asphere, Axicon, Cylinder, Acylinder, Biconic, Gauss, Cosine, Periodic Rotation, Python
Polynomial Form: Zernike, Zernike Fringe, Polynomial
Phases: Grating, Radial, Axial, Zernike, Zernike Fringe, Polynomial
Apertures: Circular, Rectangular, Elliptic, Hexagonal, Annular, Array
Obscuration: Circular, Rectangluar, Elliptic
Operators: Form Array, Fresnel, Transformation, Phase Array
XYZ-Coordinate System / Easy Positioning
Absolute and Relative Coordinates
Drag & Drop of Elements
Easy drop down handling
3D Preview of Lens Design
Glass Catalogs with Filter Function
Coatings (Ideal VR, Ideal Mirror, Beam Splitter, Wavelength Dependant)
Coating
Coating Wizard
Ideal Coatings: Ideal AR, Ideal Mirror, Beam Splitter
Interpolated Coatings: Wavelenght Dependent, Incident Angle Dependent, Incident Angle/Wavelenght Dep.
Thin Film Coatings: From Catalog, Thin Film, Layer
Spatial Coatings: Position Dependent, Array Coating
Import CSV Data from Measurement
Retarder
General Retarder: General Jones, General Mueller, General Retarder
Ideal Retarder: Linear Retarder, Circular Retarder, Quarter Waveplate, Half Waveplate
Interpolated Retarder: Wavelenght Dependent, Incident Angle Dependent, Incident/Wavelenght Dep., Pupil Dependent, Pupil/Wavelenght Dep.
Attenuator: Constant, Gaussian, Periodic
Spatial Coatings: Form Array, Fresnel, Transformation, Phase Array
Import CSV Data from Measurement
Analysis Plots
Ray Distribution: Spot Diagram, Field vs. Wavelength, Config vs. Field, Footprint Diagram, Ghost Diagram, Field Vignetting
Aberrations: OPD Fan Plot, Transverse Ray Function, Seidel Bar Plot, Seidel Report, Longitudinal Chromatic Aberration, Longitudinal Chromatic Aberration over Pupil, Lateral Chromatic Aberration, Distortion, Distortion 2D, Petzval Curvature
Wavefront: Falsecolor, Fringes, Gradient, Zernike
Interferogram: Fringes, Unwrapped
PSF/MTF: FFT PSF, Huygens PSF, Geometric PSF, FFT MTF, Huygens MTF, Geometric MTF, Through Focus FFT MTF, Through Focus Huygens MTF, Through Focus Geometrical MTF, FFT MTF vs. Field, Huygens MTF vs. Field, Geometrical MTF vs. Field
Irradiance: Incoherent Image Analysis, Coherent Image Analysis, Ghost Image Analysis
Image Simulation: Geometric Image Simulation, Huygens Image Simulation
Reports: Single Raytrace, System Report, Dimensions Report, Gaussian Beam Report
Polarization: Polarization Map, Polarization Transmission Fan, Poincaré Sphere
Lens: Form Sag, Form Sag Gradient, Surface Interface Transfer Plot, Surface Phase, Surface Phase Gradient
Ghost Analysis Tools
Live Ghost Analysis Tools Generate Ghosts analysis parallel to design process within seconds
Analysis of Ghost Impact on Camera
Diffractive Ghosts for Computer Generated Holograms
Total Flux Analysis
Total Illuminance Analysis
Ghosts inside same data structure
Real Time Tools
Live Ghost Analysis: During the optical design process the ghost wizards implemented in Quadoa® Optical CAD allow the automated generation of ghost sequences for any of the defined sequences in your system within seconds
Live Tolerancing: Perform a Tolerance Analysis at any time during design process to avoid the iteration process after the design process
Live Mechanics Analyzer: Integrated live Mechanics Analyzer to analyze influence of mechanical parts on optical system performance
Technical Drawing
Lens Drawing ISO 10110 Export (PDF)
Scripting Programming Interfaces
MATLAB® interface with intuitive MATLAB® Scripting Wizard
Python interface with intuitive Python Scripting Wizard
C++ SDK
Independent scripting interfaces from GUI through direct interaction with Quadoa core library
System Handling
3D View Create multiple 3D System Views to analyse system with different configurations at a time
3D CAD Coordinate System Simple system construction with CAD Interface
Multi-Configuration (Unlimited number of Multi Configurations incl. Math Expression)
Slider Interface for stepless Parameter Values or Math Expression Input
Drag & Drop of elements
Easy drop down menu handling
System Parameters
Temperature Influence Calculation
Pressure Influence Calculation
Light Sequence
Multi-Sequence Path Definition (unlimited)
User Defined Sequence
Easy Light Path Definition
Unlimited Sequence Fields
Aperture Type: Object Space, Entrane Pupil, From Stop, None
Field Type: Object Height, Angle, Image Height
OPD Reference: EP, Afocal EP, Absolute over Image, Absolute over EP
OPD Chief Reference: Individual, Primary
Image Space: Focal, Afocal
Source Type: Point Source, Plane Wavefront, Wavefromt from Surface, Extended, From Ray File, Gaussian Beam
Apodization Type: Constant, Gauss, Super Gauss, Gauss 2D, Super Gauss 2D
Aperture Radius
Source Power Settings
Unlimited Number of Wavelengths
Distribution Types
Tilt of Field
Weight Fields separately
Vignetting of Field
Optimization
Local Optimization
Extended Optimization
Global Optimization
Optimization Wizard for intuitive Optimization
Material Substitution
Replace Model Material with best fitting Substitute
Lagrange Multiplier Constraints
Soft Constraints
Merit Function for different sequences (unlimited)
Unlimited Ray Trace Optimizations
Optimization Goals:
Aberrations: Spot Radius RMS, Spot Radius PV, Spot Size 1D RMS, Wavefront RMS, Wavefront PV, Collimation RMS, Lateral Chromatic Aberration, Longitudinal Chromatic Aberration, Field Curvature, Distortion, Zernike, Tilt, Defocus, Astigmatism, Coma, Spherical Aberration, Strehl Ratio, Seidel Sum, Seidel Surface Contribution, Math Expression, Python, Aberration Constraints Container
Optical Properties: Image Space NA, Object Space NA, Image Space F#, Object Space F#, Effective Focal Length, Entrance Pupil Position, Entrance Pupil Radius, Exit Pupil Position, Exit Pupil Radius, Maginifation, Angular Magnification, Math Expression, Python
Ray Properties: Chief Ray Goal: Chief Ray Position, Chief Ray Position Global, Chief Ray Incident Angle, Chief Ray Exit Angle, Chief Ray Refration Angle, Incoming Chief Ray Angle, Outgoing Chief Ray Angle, Incoming Chief Ray Angle Global, Outgoing Chief Ray Angle Global, Chief Polarization Orientation, Chief Polarization Ellipticity Chief Ray Goal: Ray Position, Ray Position Global, Ray Incident Angle, Ray Exit Angle, Ray Refration Angle, Incoming Ray Angle, Outgoing Ray Angle, Incoming Ray Angle Global, Outgoing Ray Angle Global, Ray OPL, Polarization Orientation, Polarization Ellipticity, Ray Energy Single Ray Goal: Ray Position, Ray Position Global, Ray Incident Angle, Ray Exit Angle, Ray Refration Angle, Incoming Ray Angle, Outgoing Ray Angle, Incoming Ray Angle Global, Outgoing Ray Angle Global, Ray OPL, Polarization Orientation, Polarization Ellipticity, Ray Energy Multi Ray Goal: Spot Position, Incident Angle RMX, Incident Angle MAX, Exit Angle MAX, Refraction Angle RMS, Refraction Angle MAX, Footprint Radius RMS, Footprint Radius PV, Mean OPL, Total Energy, Geometric Enclosed Energy, Polarization Ellipticity RMS, Polarization Orientation RMS
Dimensional Properties: Center Thickness, Edge Thicknes, Center Air Gap, Edge Air Gap, General Distance 3D, General Distance 1D, Global Surface Position, Global Surface Orientation, Aperture Radius, Surface Sag, Aspheric Departure, Angle at Edge, Surface Phase Gradient, Refractive Index, Abbe Number, Model Material Offset, Dimensional Property Container
Tolerancing
Tolerancing Wizard for Easy Tolerancing
Specific ID Tolerances: Spefific Element, Specific Surface, Specific Assembly
Element: Position, Angle, Thickness, Index
Surface: Decenter, Tilt, Radius, Zernike, Postion Z, General
Assembly: Position, Angle
Compensators
Tolerance Simulations (Sensitivity Analysis, Inverse Analysis, Monte-Carlo Simulation)
Tolerance Weights
Specific ID Tolerancing (specify tolerances due to production process or to producer tolerances)
Realistic Tolerancing (Tolerance single elements and assemblies without affecting each other)
Tolerancing with Multiple Merit Functions
Polarization Raytracing
Linear Polarization
Circular Polarization
Jones Complex
Jones Phase
Stokes
Random
CAD and Mechanics Integration
Import CAD Data (STEP, STL, IGES)
Export CAD Data (STEP, STL, IGES)
CAD Primitivs Creator
Integrated CAD Mechanics Analyzer Analyze directly inside Quadoa® for intersection between Mechanics and Optical Rays
CAD Handling (XYZ-Coordinate System for Position and Rotation)
Exchange File Formats and Data
Import External File Formats (*.ZMX *.SEQ)
Export External File Formats (*.ZMX *.SEQ *.CSV)
Import CAD Data (STEP, IGES, STL)
Export CAD DATA (STEP, IGES, STL)
Export Point Cloud
Import AGF Material Catalog Files
Import DAT Measurement Data
Import CSV Pointcloud Data
Import CSV Grid Data
ISO 10110 Lens Drawing Export
3D View Image (Export of 3D System as PNG)
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