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Quadoa Optical CAD Software

With its modern user interface and breakthrough modeling paradigm, Quadoa Optical CAD software revolutionizes how you design, analyze, optimize, and tolerance optical systems. Explore the key features of the software below 

Key Features

Modeling

  • Modern User Interface
    • Graphically rich, responsive, and intuitive; utilizing best in class software libraries.
  • Multi-Sequential Raytracing
    • Ray sequences are defined independent of the optical component definition enabling a simplified model and robust multi-path modeling.
  • Object-Based Modeling
    • 3D objects and assemblies define the optical system rather than a sequence of surfaces. Components can be positioned in global or relative coordinates.
  • Component Editing
    • Modify component parameters in a hierarchical editor tree or directly in the 3D viewer.
  • Mechanical CAD Integration
    • Import and export mechanical CAD components with the optional toolbox. Imported mechanical components can be quickly checked for ray interference.
  • Surface Layer Stack
    • Define a base surface and add parametric layers including: form/sag, aperture/obscuration, polarization, phase, coating, replication/arrays. A wide range of surface forms are supported from standard and aspheres to freeforms/ point clouds.
  • Material, Coating, and Lens Catalogs
    • Comprehensive catalogs enable faster set up times and robust material optimization.
  • Import/Export Optics
    • Import optical models from and export to common optical design program formats.
  • Multi-Configurations
    • Ability to model components moving or changing shape via a dedicated multi-configuration table.
  • Slider Interface
    • Visualize parameters varying over a range of values with a slider interface that updates all open windows.
  • Math Expressions and Variables
    • Most editor/table cells support the usage of math expressions and variables for a flexible way to define and link parameters.

Analysis

  • Sequential Analyses
    • Most commonly used optical physics calculations are supported including rays/waves/aberrations, MTF/PSF, beam propagation/interference, polarization raytracing, image simulation, fiber coupling, stray light, and more.
  • Wave Optics
    • Simulate coherent beam propagation using robust gaussian beam decomposition methods with the optional toolbox. Analyze beam profiles at any location or visualize through focus beam profiles.

Optimization

  • Local & Global Algorithms
    • Efficient local and global optimization routines that utilize the full power of the computer’s multiple CPUs.
  • Targets & Constraints
    • Unique targets and constraints, such as clearance between component edges in 3D space.

Tolerancing

  • Tolerances
    • Built in or custom definitions to thoroughly define all manufacturing and assembly tolerances in an optical system.
  • Monte Carlo Analysis
    • Account for tolerance interactions and quickly determine production yields. 
  • Sensitivity Analysis
    • Determine component sensitivities and identify candidates to use as compensators. 

Scripting

  • Software API
    • Fully featured APIs provide access to the software’s core functionality through MATLAB, Python, or C++. This functionality is available with an optional toolbox. 
  • Quadoa Optical CAD: This fundamental software package offers fully featured optical modeling, analysis, optimization, and tolerancing capabilities. 
  • Add-On Toolboxes: 
    • Wave Optics: It enables beam propagation algorithms to simulate coherent beam propagation and fiber coupling. 
    • Mechanical CAD: It allows importing CAD objects into the optical model and analyzing interference with rays.Mechanical CAD: It allows importing CAD objects into the optical model and analyzing interference with rays 
    • Scripting: It provides API functionality to interface Quadoa with MATLAB, Python, and C++ codeNetwork License: This license resides on a network server and is accessible to designated end users while connected to the network. Hardkey or softkey licenses are available. 
  • Perpetual License: This license does not expire and includes one year of software updates and technical support. Maintenance can be optionally renewed yearly. 
  • Subscription License: This license is time-limited for one year. The subscription must be renewed each year to continue using the software. 
  • Network License: This license resides on a network server and is accessible to designated end users while connected to the network. Hardkey or softkey licenses are available. 
  • Local License: This license resides on the client’s computer and does not require access to a network. Hardkey or softkey licenses are available. 
  • Customers with perpetual licenses are eligible for one additional year of software updates and technical support. 
  • Quadoa Optical CAD: This fundamental software package offers fully featured optical modeling, analysis, optimization, and tolerancing capabilities. 
  • Add-On Toolboxes: 
    • Wave Optics: It enables beam propagation algorithms to simulate coherent beam propagation and fiber coupling. 
    • Mechanical CAD: It allows importing CAD objects into the optical model and analyzing interference with rays.Mechanical CAD: It allows importing CAD objects into the optical model and analyzing interference with rays 
    • Scripting: It provides API functionality to interface Quadoa with MATLAB, Python, and C++ codeNetwork License: This license resides on a network server and is accessible to designated end users while connected to the network. Hardkey or softkey licenses are available. 
  • Perpetual License: This license does not expire and includes one year of software updates and technical support. Maintenance can be optionally renewed yearly. 
  • Subscription License: This license is time-limited for one year. The subscription must be renewed each year to continue using the software. 
  • Network License: This license resides on a network server and is accessible to designated end users while connected to the network. Hardkey or softkey licenses are available. 
  • Local License: This license resides on the client’s computer and does not require access to a network. Hardkey or softkey licenses are available. 
  • Customers with perpetual licenses are eligible for one additional year of software updates and technical support. 

Product List

Software

  • Quadoa Optical CAD
    • The fundamental package of Quadoa software that includes fully featured optical modelling, analysis, optimization, and tolerancing capabilities.
  • Wave Optics Toolbox
    • Use beam propagation algorithms to simulate coherent beam propagation and fiber coupling.
  • Mechanical CAD Toolbox
    • Import CAD objects into the optical model and analyze interference with rays.
  • Scripting Toolbox
    • API functionality for interfacing Quadoa with MATLAB, Python and C++ code.

Licensing

  • Perpetual License
    • A non-expiring license to use the product. Software updates and technical support are included for one year. Thereafter maintenance can optionally be renewed yearly.
  • Subscription License
    • A time-limited license of the software for one year. The subscription must be renewed each year in order to use the software.
  • Network License
    • A license that resides on a network server and is accessible to designated clients (end users) while connected to the network. Hardkey or softkey licenses are available.
  • Local License
    • A license that resides on the client (end user) computer and doesn’t require access to a network. Hardkey or softkey licenses are available.

Software Maintenance

  • One additional year of software updates and technical support for customers who have purchased a perpetual license.