LightMachinery has created a set of free cloud based optical design tools that range from simple calculators to sophisticated design software. Enjoy!

Optical Design Tools

  • Etalon Designer -One of our most popular and useful design tools, provides a close approximation to the performance you can expect from our Fabry Perot Etalon
  • Etalon Tuning -How fast will my etalon peaks move with temperature? Also a useful chart view of material parameters.
  • Multi-Etalon Designer
  • Index & Reflection -A summary of material properties, index and Fresnel reflection at various angles
  • Gaussian Beam Propagation -Gaussian beam propagation through lens systems, this is a very useful and versatile tool for designing laser beam delivery systems
  • Lens Design Cloud
  • Thin Film Cloud -This thin film coating design software is becoming very powerful with very fast optimization. Keep checking back for further enhancements
  • More Optical Design Tools
  • Library -We have collected information from our own staff of experts and also bookmarked information on the web that is reliable and we can use on a daily basis.

Let us know if you have any suggestions for improvements

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