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 Optica Store


We currently offer two products: Optica SE and Optica EM.  These are priced* in five tiers: Commercial, AcademicSite Licenses, Classroom, and Hobbyist. (Commercial and Academic Research versions also come with a home use license!) In addition to single-user and site licenses, monthly subscription plans are now available as an alternative to outright purchases. Supplemental plans are also available for users that need extra help with their projects.


Note that Optica requires Mathematica (sold separately). All purchases and subscriptions are subject to verification. A password must be requested following the initial installation of Optica and will be issued separately by the Optica Support Team.

* Note: all prices are subject to change without notice.

Optica SE is our professional level optical design package. It performs polarization ray-tracing, non-sequential ray-tracing, energy calculations, and optimization of optical systems in three-dimensional space. It also performs symbolic modeling of optical systems, far-field scalar diffraction at a lens focus, diffraction gratings, interference, wave-front, and Gaussian beam propagation calculations. It has dynamic interactive graphics and can import CAD STL solid model data into your optical models. Note that Optica SE does not calculate diffraction in the Fresnel region or polarization-sensitive diffraction. (Optica EM is required for this.)

Optica SE

Optica EM is our most advanced optical design package. In addition to all of the features found in Optica SE, Optica EM performs full vector diffraction calculations to directly calculate TEM electro-magnetic fields created from large-scale optics, nano-structures, photon sieves, and gratings.

Optica EM

For a small fee (to prevent whimsical downloads), we offer a trial version of Optica SE for a time-limited use. Optica EM is also available for trial use. Trial periods for over one month can be accommodated by signing up for a subscription plan for the extra desired time interval.

We offer special discounted classroom prices for students and teachers. Discount pricing is also available for non-professional users. However, it is recommended that you contact us first before purchasing to confirm eligibility.


Otherwise feel free to Chat with us in real time (subject to our availability) or send us a message and we will get back to you shortly. Thank you!

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