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Ray Optics Modulex

Solar Dish Receiver Designer

Solar concentrator/cavity receiver systems can be used to focus incident solar radiation into a small region, generating intense heat. This heat can then be converted to electrical or chemical energy. A common figure of merit in solar thermal power systems is the concentration ratio, or ... Read More

Luneburg Lens

A Luneburg lens has a graded refractive index which leads to special focusing properties. This example model uses the Geometrical Optics interface to compute the curved ray trajectories in the graded-index medium. Read More

Two-Mirror Laser Cavity

In this model, two concave mirrors are placed at a distance and a ray is released from a point inside the cavity. Then the ray is traced for a predefined time period that is sufficiently long. Ray tracing continues until the predefined computation time has passed if the laser cavity is ... Read More

Petzval Lens STOP Analysis

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

Czerny-Turner Monochromator

A Czerny-Turner monochromator spatially separates polychromatic light into a series of monochromatic rays. This model simulates a crossed Czerny-Turner configuration that consists of a spherical collimating mirror, a planar diffraction grating, a spherical imaging mirror, and an array ... Read More

Vdara® Caustic Surface

When the Vdara hotel first opened in Las Vegas, visitors relaxing by the pool would experience intense periods of heat at certain times of the day, at certain times of the year. This intense heat was caused by the reflection of solar radiation from the curved, reflective surface on the ... Read More

Newtonian Telescope

Newtonian telescopes, first invented in 1668 by Isaac Netwon, are still used today because of their low cost and simple design. Rays of light propagate from sources located at infinity, into the telescope. The rays reflect off a parabolic mirror, onto a flat mirror, and into the focal ... 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

Ray Release Based on a Plane Electromagnetic Wave

This tutorial shows how to set up a ray release based on the incident electric field at a boundary. First the Electomagnetic Waves, Frequency Domain interface is used to solve for the electric field of a plane wave. Then rays are released with initial intensity and polarization matching ... Read More

Fresnel Rhomb

A Fresnel rhomb is a prism that uses total internal reflection to manipulate the polarization of light. In this example, light in the prism is internally reflected at an angle of incidence that induces a 45-degree phase delay between s- and p-polarized radiation. By subjecting the light ... Read More