Optical Research Associates (ORA) and QED Technologies have signed a cooperative agreement to design and create advanced lens systems with aspheric surfaces. The agreement will enable ORA to integrate the unique aspheric design capabilities into its CODEV software. A representation tool called the Forbes Polynomial surface formulations were also integrated into the software.
Although the aspheric surfaces provide a number of benefits to the optical devices, the standard categorization of their shapes presents a significant challenge. The Forbes Polynomials offer a unique solution to this problem. Leveraging QED’s extensive expertise in optics production and ORA’s skill in optical software design would now enable the production of aspheric optics from the concept phase to the completion phase.
QED Technologies’ Director of Business Development, Marc Tricard, stated that the Forbes Polynomials and its application in the ORA’s CODEV software have paved the way for designing and manufacturing the aspheric optics in a cost-effective way.
ORA’S President and Chief Executive Officer, George Bayz, stated that the Forbes Polynomials would ensure easier design and analysis of the aspheric surfaces, and will enable optical designers to utilize the aspheres’ advanced image quality.