Skip to content


Anax Hyperion™ gives you the power to design and simulate optical systems without the need for prior knowledge of optics

Why choose Hyperion™?

Suitable for absolute beginners in optics

  • Simple and intuitive graphical user interface
  • Design and simulate a system in a few easy steps
  • Low investment cost, but powerful design capabilities
  • Design optical systems from lens catalogs
  • Export your optical systems to STEP, STL or even CNC

Software Features​

Simple user interface with few buttons!

  • Optical elements table
  • Light sources table
  • System layout plot
  • Catalog of more than 600 lenses (Edmund Opt., Thorlabs, …)
  • Catalog of more than 1 500 lens materials (Ohara, Schott, …)

Ray Tracing Simulation

Spot Diagram

Distorsion Diagram

Image Simulation

Lens Array Module

Geometric Lens Arrays

  • Generate regular and non-regular lens arrays
  • Hexagonal, annular, rectangular segments
  • Define light input/output for each segment, and get the surface shape in 1-click!

Example of geometric segments layouts

Topological Lens Arrays

  • Produce complex illumination patterns with topological lens arrays
  • Import the illumination pattern from raster graphic files
  • Segment layout and surface shapes computed automatically

Topological lens array generated by automatic construction

Simulation of resulting illumination pattern

AI Module

Proposes optical layouts for a given focal length, numerical aperture and field of view

Adjustable parameters including lens assembly size, number of elements and total cost

Choice of fully custom and/or catalog lenses in the generated design

Typycal Case Studies

Case 1

University researcher A wants to design a new non-contact thermometer that measures temperature at different distances from a heat source. Combining a multi-focal lens array and aspheric condenser lens in the software, the resulting optical system can measure temperature with ~0.1ºC accuracy.

Multi-focal lens array

Ray tracing of composite lens system

Case 2

Company engineer B wants to design a new microscope objective for a micro-fluidic experiment, that will allow him to measure the velocity of particles moving in three dimensions. The automatically generated geometric lens array allows simultaneous acquisition of images from 6 slicing planes.

3D imaging lens array