Total Internal Reflection

Application ID: 71841

The bidirectional formulation of the Beam Envelopes interface can be used not only for counter-propagating wave simulations but also for waves propagating to up to two directions.

In this model, an almost collimated Gaussian beam is excited at the left boundary and exhibits total internal reflection (TIR) at the interface of two media on the sides and gets out the domain from the right boundary at 20 mm away.

This is useful for virtual reality (VR) simulation.

This model example illustrates applications of this type that would nominally be built using the following products: