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Ray Optics Modulex

Petzval Lens STOP Analysis with Surface-to-Surface Radiation

This model demonstrates an integrated structural-thermal-optical performance (STOP) analysis of an optical system. The Petzval Lens tutoral is used as the basis for this model, together with a simple barrel geometry The isothermal model performs a Parametric Sweep over several uniform ... Read More

Diffraction Grating

This model uses the Wave Optics Module and the Ray Optics module to model the propagation of rays through a diffraction grating at different angles of incidence. It uses the S-parameters computed by the Electromagnetic Waves, Frequency Domain interface on a unit cell of the grating to ... Read More

Distributed Bragg Reflector

A distributed Bragg reflector (DBR) is a periodic structure formed from alternating dielectric layers that can be used to achieve nearly total reflection within a range of frequencies, with minimal losses. In this tutorial a Bragg reflector is modeled with a central wavelength of 550[nm] ... Read More

Compact Camera Module

Compact camera modules are widely used in electronic devices such as mobile phones and tablet computers. In order to reduce both the size and number of elements required the optical design will typically incorporate several highly aspheric surfaces. This model demonstrates a five element ... Read More

Thermally Induced Focal Shift in High-Power Laser Focusing Systems

A modern high-power industrial fiber laser system can deliver up to 3kW of single-mode laser radiation on to surfaces to be cut, drilled, welded or marked. Even using highly transmissive materials, the optical component used to focus the laser beam onto target surfaces can be affected ... Read More

Double Gauss Lens Image Simulation

This example demonstrates how to import a bitmap which can be used to simulate an image using ray tracing. The example is based on the Double Gauss Lens tutorial from the Ray Optics Module Application Library. The first study has been modified so that the Spot Diagram "auto-focus" tool ... Read More

Cross Grating Échelle Spectrograph

This tutorial demonstrate the use of a Cross Grating feature in an échelle spectrograph. A cross grating is a periodic surface with two directions of periodicity. In this model the cross grating is used in high order in one direction and in first order in the orthogonal ("cross") ... Read More

Solar Dish Receiver

A paraboloidal dish can concentrate solar energy onto a target (receiver), resulting in very high local heat fluxes. This can be used to generate steam, which can be used to power a generator, or hydrogen, which can be used directly as a fuel source. In this model, the heat flux arriving ... Read More

Anti-Reflective Coating with Multiple Layers

Anti-reflective coatings are frequently used in optical systems to reduce the amount of stray light produced when a beam of light crosses from one medium into another medium with a different refractive index. The simplest example of an anti-reflective coating is a quarter-wavelength ... Read More

Petzval Lens

This tutorial shows how to set up a multi-element objective lens. The chosen lens is a Petzval lens with field flattener described in 'Fundamental Optical Design', by M. Kidger, 2001, pg 192. The tutorial demonstrates how to include a geometric sequence using the 'Spherical General Lens ... Read More

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