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Optical Research Associates LLC

Provider of optical design software and optical engineering services


Optical Research Associates LLC was the developer of optical design and analysis software solutions. It provided CODE V, which was used for the optimization, analysis, and tolerancing of image-forming optical systems and free-space photonic devices; and LightTools, an optical design and analysis software product that engaged in virtual prototyping, simulating, optimizing, and photorealistic renderings of precision illumination applications. The company also supplied imaging and illumination design/analysis software, and optical engineering services for government, commercial, and consumer products, including designs for compact disk player optics, holographic heads-up displays, and precision illumination systems.

  • Founded by: Tom Harris in 1963
  • HQ: Pasadena, CA, USA
  • Known for: optics
  • Other names: ORA
  • Type: Company