Element Value


    • web-based
    • platform independent
    • interactive
    • intuitive
    • open source
    • non-sequential


    • spot diagram
    • transverse aberration diagram
    • spherical lenses
    • ideal lenses
    • mirrors
    • stops
    • basic ZEMAX import

    Project details

    • Idea & Project Management: Michael Wick
    • One starting point of the development was the simulator developed by Yi-Ting Tu (University of Maryland), from which parts of the basic structure were used in OPTICO
    • Johannes Aurnhammer (mplementation of the three-dimensional optics simulation) is part of the permanent project team
    • Former student assistants: Christoph Schmelzer
    • Another related project is The Secret Life of Photons by Benedik Bitterli
    • OPTICO is a project of the Faculty of Applied Sciences of the University of Applied Sciences Coburg
    • OPTICO was supported by the Innovation Fund of the University of Applied Sciences Coburg
    • Contact us: Michael Wick