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LED-Based Surgical Lighting System in APEX

A demonstration of APEX used to model an idealized design of an LED-based lamp such as might be found in operating room or surgical-theater lighting. See how the SOLIDWORKS-based APEX interface lends itself to the base design, which includes a lens, patterned reflector, an array of LEDs, handle, and top and bottom covers. See how the APEX Optics Manager is used to quickly assign Media and

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LED Down Lighting Designed in APEX

An example of an LED lighting system designed in APEX. Demonstration includes discussion of individual optical and mechanical components and their properties and analyses of irradiance and far-field intensity over multiple ray traces.

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Street Lamp Designed in APEX

An example showing the creation of an LED-based street lamp in APEX. Demonstration includes system model overview, definition of optical properties, addition of sources, ray tracing steps, and analysis of the system output.

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Stray Light Analysis in APEX

See the stray light analysis workflow and related features in APEX, the optics add-in for SOLIDWORKS. This step-by-step demonstration shows how stray light paths can be visualized and quantified in APEX.

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Lightpipe Design and Ray Path Analysis in APEX

An example of lightpipe design and ray path analysis in APEX. Demonstration includes basic lightpipe design parameters, ray tracing configuration and ray trace plots, and an overview of ray path analyses used to explore lightpipe designs.

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Lightpipes Designed in APEX

An example of lightpipes designed and analyzed in APEX. Demonstration includes circular pipe, rectangular pipe, tapered, and bent lightpipe designs, as well as numerous irradiance and intensity analyses used to compare the designs.

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Dobsonian Telescope Designed in APEX

An example of a Dobsonian telescope designed in APEX. Demonstration includes selection of individual parts and surfaces for ray tracing, assignment of optical properties including coatings, and visualization of traced rays.

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Schmidt Telescope Designed in APEX

An example of a Schmidt telescope designed in APEX. Demonstration includes creation of optically-significant geometry using the optical geometry features in APEX, visualization of ray traces, grid source definition, and analysis of the system.

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CPC Array Designed in APEX

An example of a compound parabolic concentrator (CPC) array designed in APEX. Demonstration includes an overview of CPC-unit construction, visualization of traced rays, and analysis of CPC irradiance and intensity output, followed by creation of CPC array and comparative analysis.

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Masked Reflector Designed in APEX

An example showing the creation of a stylized LED lamp. Demonstration includes component creation and assembly in APEX, and the addition of an LED source using the APEX Source Manager. Results are plotted and discussed for irradiance measured at a detector surface.

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Parabolic Reflectors Designed in APEX

An example showing the creation of several parabolic reflectors in APEX. Demonstration includes variants of reflectors created from a common parabolic construction curve as the starting point, evaluation of the irradiance and intensity distributions from each variation, and a discussion of illumination performance characteristics from one design to the next.

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Multi-Element Reflector Designed in APEX

An example of a multi-element LED reflector design starting with reflector part creation in APEX. Demonstration includes creation of LED's and results plotted from far-field intensity analyses of the optical system.

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Binoculars Designed in APEX

An example of binoculars designed in APEX. Demonstration includes basic telescope imaging system combined with a pair of prisms to make one side of a pair of binoculars, related imaging system analyses, and mirroring of the system to make a full pair of binoculars.

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Reversion Prism Designed in APEX

An example of an Abbe reversion prism designed in APEX. Demonstration includes an overview of Abbe prism construction, ray-trace settings, visualization of traced rays, and explanation of equation-based scaling for part reuse.