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Lambda Research has two options for University professors and students, OSLO EDU and the OSLO University Program.
OSLO-EDU is a free Windows program with a reduced number of features compared to OSLO Light. Please see Differences Between the EDU and Light Editions of OSLO for a detailed comparison. It also restricts you to working with systems that have up to 10 surfaces. Although OSLO-EDU does not include all the capabilities of OSLO Light, Standard or Premium, it does give you optical design power that exceeds many commercial programs. OSLO-EDU gives you the basic ability to lay out, edit, optimize, analyze, tolerance, and save a wide range of optical systems. OSLO-EDU is perfectly tailored for educational use.
Download OSLO-EDU for Windows Vista, 7, 8, and 10:
Documentation for the commands in OSLO is provided primarily through its on-line help system. The OSLO User Guide provides a step-by-step introduction for the novice OSLO user or for those new to optical design. You can also download the OSLO Optics Reference, which is a combination of an introductory guide to the OSLO program as well as a general reference for optical analysis in optical design and engineering. While particularly useful in learning OSLO, anyone interested in optical design will find the OSLO Optics Reference full of valuable information.
We are pleased that you are considering using OSLO as a teaching tool in your classroom environment. We have created an OSLO Educational Program with the goal of promoting optics education. We have officially named our program the OSLO University Program because we have found that our software appeals primarily to educators at the university level. However anyone teaching an advanced science class is welcomed to join.
Please note that our OSLO University Program does not extend to research within a university. In a research environment, you would qualify for our standard 25% university discount. Our philosophy is that many university research projects provide deliverable items (even if that deliverable item is a research report) to customers in exchange for "grant monies". While we have no qualms about this activity, we have no desire to offer University licensing of OSLO, TracePro Bride and/or TracePro in this type of environment. We believe that offering low cost versions of OSLO, and/or TracePro only to classroom environments helps us to avoid what we believe to be inappropriate research or commercial use of our software.
To qualify for our OSLO University Program, you will be asked to:
If you have any questions or wish to discuss your educational situation in more detail, please contact us.