ADVANCED CALCULATIONS

Advanced features


ADVANCED CALCULATIONS is designed for the analysis/optimization of optical components and systems. It offers a wide range of possibilities. For instance, non spherical surfaces (aspherical, biconics, gratings,...) and tilted/decentered surfaces can be simulated. Laser to fiber coupling calculations are possible as well as transmission computations with different kind of light sources including grey bodies. Many options for calculation and display are available as well as contextual support features.

Main analysis features:

  • 2D ray tracing
  • 3D ray tracing
  • Spot diagram
  • Full field spot diagram
  • Ray aberration
  • Encircled energy
  • Distortion
  • Wave Front error (WFE)
  • Modulation Transfer Function (MTF)
  • Point Spread Function (PSF)
  • Vignetting
  • Transmitted flux
  • Laser beam propagation
  • Best focus
  • Laser beam coupling in fiber optics
  • Optimization
  • Constrained optimization (new!)
  • ZEMAX translator
  • Longitudinal chromatism
  • Paraxial conjugation...

Main input capabilities:

  • Spherical and non spherical surfaces
  • Off-axis optical systems
  • Obturations
  • Ideal lenses
  • Glass catalogs
  • Lenses and mirrors catalogs
  • Prisms and gratings catalogs (new!)
  • Quick entry (new!)
  • Automatic positionning features (new!)
  • Various sources
  • Black/grey bodies
  • Display and calculation options...

HANDY CALCULATIONS

Handy features


HANDY CALCULATIONS covers a wide field of photonics. It is broken down into plenty of user friendly pages requesting a few number of input and enabling quick online computations. Each page proposes contextual support features (page and parameters descriptions, glossary, usage tips) as well as tutorials for a better understanding of photonics and a better use of the application. They can be used alone or in a sequence of calculations for solving a practical or theoretical problem in photonics and not only in geometrical optics. Here are the main features:

Topics

  • Diffraction
  • Fiber optic
  • Geometrical optics
  • Interference
  • Laser
  • Optoelectronics
  • Polarization
  • Radiometry/photometry
  • Miscellaneous

Main features

  • Actually 283 calculation pages
  • Calculation search with keywords
  • Explanatory schemes
  • Contextual support
  • Specific tutorials
  • Glass catalogs
  • Variable parameters
  • Graphic display

USER CASES SOLVER New!

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Developing a new product, a new process or a new experiment involving photonics requests in general different calculation and simulation sequences to be run in a certain order.

For instance, finding an optimum configuration for coupling a laser beam into a fiber optics or estimating the Signal To Noise Ratio obtained on a camera pixel knowing the light source, the scene and the imaging system require a number of calculation/simulation steps using both the HANDY CALCULATIONS and the ADVANCED CALCULATIONS tools, that can be long to realize and that are not necessary obvious for the user.

The USER CASES SOLVER takes advantage of the 2 modules (ADVANCED/HANDY CALCULATIONS) and automates calculation/simulation sequences to solve in 1 click complete problems that could take hours or days to experts. It is also accessible to non experts and can provide them solutions to complex problems with very limited learning.

The USER CASES SOLVER allows to significantly speed up developments, minimize errors probability and overcome possible blocking shortcomings.

It can apply in many different fields and each solver is mostly produced on demand. We are always interested in developing new solutions and invite users to submit us their application.

FEATURES TABLE

PREMIUM LICENSE
STUDENT LICENSE
NO LICENSE
HANDY CALCULATIONS     
(283 calculations)
   
(109 calculations)
  
(52 calculations)
  Glass catalogs All Theoretical - Schott (LASF35, N-BK10 and LITHOSIL-Q) Theoretical
  Variable input Yes No No
  Maximum steps (variable Input) 200 x x
  Graphic output (certain pages) Yes No No
ADVANCED CALCULATIONS Yes Yes No
  Number of surfaces 22 5 X
  Glass catalogs All Theoretical - Schott (LASF35, N-BK10 and LITHOSIL-Q) Theoretical
  Number of fields 7 2 X
  Number of wavelengths 7 3 X
  Surfaces types All Spherical-Conical-Thin lens-Even asphere X
  Apertures All Circular aperture X
  Light sources All Isotropic-Circular lambertian X
  Grey body Yes No X
  Paraxial laser beam propagation Yes No X
  Laser beam coupling in a fiber optic Yes No X
  Lenses catalog   4152 references   6 references   1094 ref. (consultation only)
  Mirrors catalog   3790 references   35 references   3790 ref. (consultation only)
  Aperture sampling (WFE & PSF) 64 32 X
  Aperture sampling (MTF) 80 40 X
  Observation plane sampling (PSF) 100 50 X
  Observation plane sampling (MTF) 80 40 X
  Max source/aperture sampling (transmission) 200 100 X
  Optimization Yes Yes X
  ZEMAX translator Yes No X
USE CASES Yes No No
TUTORIALS Yes Yes No
GLOSSARY Yes Yes Yes
GUIDE (text and videos) Yes Yes Yes