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.
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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:
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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 and that are not necessary obvious for the user.
Hopefully, USER CASE SOLVER is an interactive online guide for solving problems in photonics. It consists of a page containing all the information and links to the tools necessary to solve a given problem.
This page contains, among other things, the sequence of calculations/simulations to be performed, the links to the various calculation and modeling pages to be used, the necessary explanations for entering the input parameters...
Using the USER CASE SOLVER allows to significantly speed up developments, minimize errors probability and overcome possible blocking shortcomings.
USER CASE SOLVER is mostly produced and uploaded on users demand. Therefore, do not hesitate to send us your needs!
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HANDY CALCULATIONS  (280 calculations) 
(108 calculations) 
(51 calculations) 
Glass catalogs  All  Theoretical  Schott (LASF35, NBK10 and LITHOSILQ)  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, NBK10 and LITHOSILQ)  Theoretical 
Number of fields  7  2  X 
Number of wavelengths  7  3  X 
Surfaces types  All  SphericalConicalThin lensEven asphere  X 
Apertures  All  Circular aperture  X 
Light sources  All  IsotropicCircular 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  2911 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 