The Center for Freeform Optics
An Industry/University Cooperative Research Center

Students of CeFO, both undergraduate and graduate, get the opportunity to get educated on various software platforms and tools.

CAD and FEM Tools

  • Structural mechanics (NASTRAN)
  • Micro- and Nano-mechanics (ABAQUS)

Materials Property Database

  • Optical materials (Univ. of Rochester)
  • Structural materials (NIST)
  • Ceramics (NIST)

Mechanical and Thermal Stresses


Vacuum/Environmental Effects

Tolerances and Error Budgets