Zemax Envision 2021 continues to bring our community together to share ideas and learn best practices from each other. Think innovation, valuable insights, and hands-on learning – all from the comfort and safety of your own home. You can expect to learn the latest trends and techniques in optical design from both Zemax power users and staff members. 

Envision Americas: sessions that highlight the growing role of metasurfaces and metalenses in optical system design, recent innovations in LiDAR for autonomous vehicles, and the increasingly important role of simulation in designing for manufacturability.
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September 14-15, 2021 (PDT)
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Presenter: Presentation by Simon Thibault/ Principal Lens Designer
LIVE Presentation : 10:50 A.M. – 11:35 A.M. (PDT)

How to combine lens design and metasurface and why it is a Fascinating New Technology.

Over the year, we have seen many new technologies growing up but metasurface is certainly a special of them.  The number of papers published on this subject is unprecedent.  This talk will discuss how and why it is so fascinating for the community.  I will also describe how we can combine the power of modern optical design software and metasurface model to build new unprecedented tools to support raytracing through metasurfaces.  Particularly, we will discuss about using DLL in OpticStudios to implement metasurface models.  This approach is possible because we can found analytical model to avoid heavy FDTD analysis.  Optimisation results shown promising performances.  The limits of this approach will be discussed as well as solution for the future.  Finally we discuss the future of metasurface and how lens design community can take benefit of it.


Simon Thibault is Immervision’s Principal Lens Designer working on cutting edge panomorph optic design, applied research, as well as leading in pure research. Simon is a professor in the Department of Physics, Engineering Physics and Optics at Université Laval, where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in physics and engineering physics.

In addition, Simon is the chairholder of the NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Optical Design. This program actively supports a world-class infrastructure for optical training. This unique training is made possible through the contribution of partners who provide research and applied development challenges. The participation and involvement of Simon at Immervision helps create an environment conducive for innovation and progress within the research group.

He sits on several international conference program committees, has authored over 100 scientific papers, and holds some 10 patents. Beyond physics and optics, Simon is a sportsman regularly playing hockey with his faculty team, and is a seasoned traveler capable of adapting to various cultures.

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