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LensForge

Lens analysis and design software. Tutorial includes a Sweatt model which is a way to describe diffractive optics like gratings, kinoforms, or holographic surfaces, using only standard refractive surfaces like planes, spheres, and aspheres. Compatible with these data formats CODE V (read), OSLO (read), ZEMAX (read and write), ZEMAX glass catalogs, ZEMAX lens catalogs, and DXF. Macintosh OS X, only.

http://www.ripplon.com/LensForge/

Spectrometer

High-resolution spectrometer is a novel combination of optics and electronics. 0.02nm resolution.

Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.

http://www.oceanoptics.com/products/hr4000.asp

LightPipes

LightPipes is a set of software tools for simulation of propagation, diffraction and interference of coherent light. Algorithms are based on  the scalar theory of diffraction. Free. Macintosh OS X and UNIX.

http://www.okotech.com/lightpipes

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Beam Four Optics Ray Tracer

Optical ray tracer supporting Lenses, Mirrors, Prisms, Irises, Gratings, and more. Java for Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.

http://www.stellarsoftware.com/

Let There Be-LIGHT

Application specialized to perform lighting calculations, such as monitoring the amount of energy, fixtures layout by type, quantity and power, control and verification of compliance with the law of the plants, etc. Macintosh OS X only.

http://www.ltblight.com/

MODE

The eigensolver accurately calculates the physical properties of guided modes in both conventional and non-conventional waveguide geometries, allowing product engineers and research scientists to focus on innovating new waveguide design concepts while being confident in the accuracy of the simulation results.  Supports Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.

http://www.lumerical.com/mode/

jOcular

Optical ray tracer supporting Lenses, Mirrors, Prisms, Irises, Gratings, and more. Java for Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.

http://sourceforge.net/p/jocular/wiki/Home/

Color Machine

Spectral data: Illumination and remission, requires data input. The FD-7 measurement device is supported. Colorspaces: XYZ, Yxy, Yuv, Yu'v', Luv, Lab, Lch, RGB, HSV, HSL, YCbCr.  Macintosh OS X only.

http://manderim.ch/produkte/colormachine/index_en.php

Illuminando

A CAD program specialized to perform lighting calculations using 3D interactive tools that allow it to obtain a simple and effective results. Macintosh OS X only.

http://www.brotens.com/osx/illuminando/

OpticalRayTracer

It uses optical principles and a virtual optical bench to predict the behavior of many kinds of ordinary and exotic lens types as well as flat and curved mirrors. OpticalRayTracer includes an interface that allows the user to rearrange the optical configuration by dragging objects around using the mouse.  Java for Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.

http://arachnoid.com/OpticalRayTracer/

Sunex Optical Wizards

Several web based tools for optics.

http://www.optics-online.com/wizards.asp

Snell's Law Calculator

Snell's Law describes the behavior of light when it encounters media having varying refractive indices. Web based.

https://www.easycalculation.com/physics/classical-physics/snells-law-calculator.php

pyLuminous

A collection of python modules for modelling various optical systems. It presently consists of pyFresnel and pyQW. pyFresnel models optical properties of dielectric layers and includes a thin film model (can also handle uniaxial layers as long as the optical axis is aligned with the stack growth direction). pyQW models very simple (n-doped) quantum well structures and their intersubband transitions.  Python for many platforms.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/pyluminous/?source=directory

PatchTool

Import, view, edit, measure, compare, average, join, convert, and export color lists. Macintosh OS X and Windows.

http://www.babelcolor.com/#PatchTool

CT&A

A collection of tools for Color Translation, measurement, and Analysis. Macintosh OS X and Windows.

http://www.babelcolor.com/#CTandA

VOpR

VOpR is a virtual optical rail. VOpR allows to create and evaluate simple optical systems, in which the basic optical elements are arranged along the optical axis. The current supported optical elements include spaces,spherical lenses, circular apertures and flat blocks of some optical medium.  Macintosh OS X, Linux, and Windows.

sourceforge.net/projects/vopr/

OpenRayTrace

Optical lens design software that performs ray tracing. Features include skew ray tracing, spot diagrams, random ray tracing for extended sources, aberration plotting. Uses python, wxPython, and PyOpenGL for many platforms.

http://openraytrace.sourceforge.net/

DominantColor

Finding the dominant colors of an image using the CIE LAB color space and the k-means clustering algorithm. Macintosh OS X only.

https://github.com/indragiek/DominantColor

Classic Color Meter

Select and adjust colors on your screen in several different color spaces.

https://www.ricciadams.com/projects/classic-color-meter

Color Machine

Select and adjust colors on your screen in several different color spaces.

http://color-machine-3sbg7g.softwar.io/