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Rayica and LensLab for Mathematica now available

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  • Subject: [mg64757] Rayica and LensLab for Mathematica now available
  • From: Wolfram Research <newsdesk at>
  • Date: Thu, 2 Mar 2006 06:47:51 -0500 (EST)
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Rayica and LensLab, two new Mathematica application packages for 
designing 3D optical systems, are now available for download from 
the Wolfram web store. Both add-ons can be used to create and 
analyze complex systems such as optical instruments, optical 
sensors and measurement systems, lasers, fiber-optic 
communication systems, and optical disc systems.

Rayica includes over 6800 commercial component parts for modeling 
aspherical lenses, optical fibers, resonating cavities, custom 
surfaces, and other optical instruments. Its ray-tracing engine 
can perform traces with arbitrary precision, beyond standard 
machine precision.

LensLab is an entry-level ray tracing package for developing 
optical equipment and experimental setups. It can be used to 
determine system layouts and optimize alternative system designs.

Key features of Rayica and LensLab include:
* Sequential and non-sequential ray tracing in 3D space
* Built-in optical components, including predefined lenses, 
mirrors, and light sources
* Arbitrary user-defined optical surface profiles of any shape
* Symbolic parameterization of optical system characteristics
* Energy calculations, including models of gain and absorption

A 20% discount will be applied to all standard purchases of 
Rayica and LensLab made before May 28, 2006 (U.S. and Canada 

Developed and supported by Optica Software, Rayica and LensLab 
require Mathematica 4.2 or higher and are compatible with all 
Mathematica platforms.

More information about Rayica is available at:

More information about LensLab is available at: 

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