Photon Engineering: FRED
About Photon Engineering:
Photon Engineering, LLC, is a consulting and software development firm based in Tucson, Arizona. Photon Engineering sells FRED, the premier proven optical engineering software to solve today's leading-edge illumination and optical engineering problems. FRED is ideal for simulating optical systems with special emphasis on ghosting, stray light, and illumination analysis. It uses a 3D virtual prototyping CAD environment to model virtually any type of optical/illumination system. It is interoperable with SolidWorks® through both IGES and STEP import and export. After importing your SolidWorks system, it is a simple process to drag and drop optical coatings, materials, and scattering properties onto the imported geometry and then create sources to analyze virtually any system.
FRED uses today’s latest software tools and multi-threaded algorithms to design and analyze optical and illumination systems faster. It’s 3D virtual prototyping CAD environment is unparalleled in reducing development time and costs in new products, and revising and finding problems in older products.
- CAD import and export
- Ray tracing
- Physical optics propagation
- CAD visualization and creation
- Intensity, irradiance, wavefront plots, and calculations
- Easy to use
- Fast, interactive ray tracing
- Saves time with optical smart tools
- Saves money by using virtual prototyping, better designs, and faster iteration using simulation