UV optical design software
UV optical design software
Photopia™ is the perfect optical design software for your UV illumination optical designs. Whether you are designing a UVC air or water purification system or creating a UV light source for UV curing in adhesives or printing, Photopia will help you design the best UV optical system in the shortest amount of time.
Photopia includes a built-in CAD system and is available as an add-in for SOLIDWORKS®. Our standalone CAD system interfaces with packages such as SOLIDWORKS®, AutoCAD®, Pro/Engineer CREO®, SolidEdge®, and Inventor®.
The Photopia Library includes lamp and material data for UV applications, as well as the ability to add custom light sources and material properties. The Parametric Optical Design Tools help you create and optimize reflector and lens shapes for controlling the irradiation pattern of your UV device to optimize the energy onto your target surface.
UVC wavelengths (typically 100-280 nm, with 254 nm mercury being the most common) are very effective at killing biological pathogens, and so UVC disinfection devices are very common in many applications. Applications include disinfecting surfaces in hospitals, like the computer cart and respiratory mask shown to the left. The false color rendering on the cart shows the UVC irradiance on each surface of the cart and mask.
UVC has been applied to disinfect high-touch public surfaces, including public transportation, like the bus shown to the left, or a disinfection chamber, also shown to the left. Photopia can be used to design reflectors and lenses for these UVGI systems to ensure all surfaces receive the required dose of UVC irradiation. Simulations can include inter-reflected energy with real UVC material properties to understand how inter-reflected energy can contribute to the undersides of surfaces that may be shadowed from direct energy.
UVC disinfection devices are also very commonly used to disinfect air, including inside air ducts or in the upper regions of a room, both shown to the left.
Reflector or lens optics can be created with Photopia's Parametric Optical Design Tools (PODT) to properly irradiate your target area, whether you need a concentrated beam or an even spread over a desired width at a specific distance.
✔ Polymer curing for 3D printing and additive manufacturing.
✔ UV adhesive curing device using UV LEDs with reflectors and lenses.
✔ UV curing for high speed printing presses using UV LEDs with reflectors and lenses.
✔ UV curing for fiber optic coatings using UV LEDs and reflectors and lenses.
✔ UV curing for printing and adhesives with arc lamps and reflectors.
✔ Portable UVC disinfection devices for hospital patient rooms.
✔ Combined UVC and Visible lighting for hospital patient rooms.
✔ UVC sterilization reactors.
✔ In-flow UVC based air purification for HVAC ducts.
✔ UVGI devices for reducing growth on HVAC coils.
✔ In-flow UVC based water purification for municipal water systems.
✔ Portable personal UVC based water purification systems.
AutoCAD style CAD system&SOLIDWORKS add-in
Lamp Library with over 1000 lamps
Material library with nearly 1000 materials
Customizable Photometric Reports
Single Workstation License
Shared LAN Network License
Shared WAN Network License
SVG/Vector and high resolution plot exports
The first step to evaluating if Photopia is a good fit for your company is to schedule an online demonstration where one of our expert optical engineers will discuss your projects and give you a walkthrough of the software. After the online demo, we're happy to provide a 1 week trial license so that you can use the software on your own projects or show it to others in your office.
After the online demo, we're happy to provide a 2 week trial license so that you can use the software on your own projects or show it to others in your office.
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