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Ray Optics Modulex

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

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

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

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

Double Gauss Lens

This tutorial shows how to set up a multi-element objective lens. The chosen lens is the Double Gauss described in 'Modern Lens Design (2nd edition)', by W. Smith, 2005, pg 323. The tutorial demonstrates how to create a geometry sequence using the 'Spherical Lens 3D' part found in the ... Read More

Transparent Light Pipe

Light pipes are structures that can be used to transport light between different locations. In general, they can be divided into two major groups: tubes lined with a reflective coating and transparent solids that contain light via total internal reflection. In this tutorial, light is ... 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

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

Distributed Bragg Reflector Filter

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. The main advantage of DBRs over ordinary metallic mirrors is that DBRs can be engineered to have custom ... Read More

Bow-Tie Laser Cavity

This type is one of the most popular laser cavities. In particular, it is often used for the Ti-doped sapphire femto-second laser. The stability of the laser cavity is analyzed by releasing a ray inside the cavity and is traced for a predefined time period that is sufficiently long. ... Read More

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