Looking ahead to 2007, optical design software will continue to enhance the capabilities of designers who must predict and analyze the performance of optical systems without experimental prototyping. An article in the November issue of Photonics Tech Briefs (PTB) titled "Optical Software in 2007: Isn't That Easy?" provides an overview of the new capabilities available in upcoming releases of optical design software.

Michael Stevenson, director of marketing for Breault Research Organization, developer of ASAP optical software, highlights CAD interoperability enhancements, new material libraries, and other specific features that will help engineers simplify their optical designs.

See page 4a of the November issue of PTB for the full article. Visit

Breault at http://link.abpi.net/l.php?20061113A6 .