Optical Research Associates (ORA®) is a leader in the optics industry both as the largest independent optical engineering services organization and as the developer of two of the world's leading optical design and analysis software packages, CODE V® and LightTools®
CODE V® is the world's most advanced optical system design software, providing state-of-the-art capabilities for lens optimization, analysis, and tolerancing. It supports the optical engineer from conceptual design through fabrication.
LightTools® is 3D solid modeling and illumination analysis software used to represent complex optical and mechanical structures for use in illumination system design, opto-mechanical modeling, stray light analysis, and conceptual design applications. Specialized modules add advanced illumination features and data exchange capabilities to the LightTools Core Module.
Engineering Services has completed more than 3900 projects since 1963, including a range of technologies from X-ray microlithography to FLIR systems, large space-borne government projects to micro-optics for commercial applications, in many application areas from medical instrumentation to entertainment to defense.