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Beyond Ray Tracing: Innovative Optical Design with Fast Physical Optics

12 December 2018
Eindhoven, Netherlands
Anteryon BV

Modern optical technology has so branched out from traditionally understood lens systems that ray optics often falls short when it comes to ...

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Beyond Ray Tracing: Innovative Optical Design with Fast Physical Optics

15 January 2019
Garching, Germany
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich

Modern optical technology has so branched out from traditionally understood lens systems that ray optics often falls ...

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SPIE Photonics West

5 – 7 February 2019
San Francisco, CA 94103, USA
German Pavilion, booth 4545-46

This is a great chance for you to meet our technical experts and sales representatives for a discussion about the ...

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SPIE Industry Workshop - Modeling and design of diffractive and meta-lenses with VirtualLab Fusion

06 February 2019
San Francisco, CA 94103, USA
Moscone Center


Abstract
The growing importance of diffractive and meta-lenses in modern optical systems makes it ...

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Introduction to VirtualLab Fusion

25 – 26 March 2019
Jena, Germany
9:00 - 17:00

The software training gives an introduction to the principles of the innovative optical design methods of VirtualLab. Components of VirtualLab’s ...

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Analysis and Design of Diffractive and Micro-Optical Systems

27 – 29 March 2019
Jena, Germany
9:00 - 17:00

Attendees at the software course develop their skills in modeling and analysis of micro-structured and diffractive optical components with ...

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Fiber-Coupling Lens Design and Tolerance Analysis

[December 06, 2018]


In many fiber-optics systems, a customized design of the coupling lens is often required so as to achieve a good fit with the given input field and working distance. VirtualLab provides not only the tools for the analysis of fiber-coupling efficiency, with the in-built Parametric Optimization function, but also enables an efficient design of the coupling lenses. In fiber optics, it is also known that coupling ...

[December 06, 2018]


In many fiber-optics systems, a customized design of the coupling lens is often required so as to achieve a good fit with the given input field and working distance. VirtualLab provides not only the tools for the analysis of fiber-coupling efficiency, with the in-built Parametric Optimization function, but also enables an efficient design of the coupling lenses. In fiber optics, it is also known that coupling efficiency may be sensitive to e.g. misalignment of the components in the system. With the Parameter Run in VirtualLab, one can conveniently perform a tolerance analysis of such fiber-coupling systems and investigate the influence of different parameters.

Parametric Optimization of Fiber-Coupling Lenses
We present the design of a fiber-coupling lens with conical surface, for the purpose of efficient light coupling into a single-mode fiber, using parametric optimization in VirtualLab Fusion.

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Tolerance Analysis of a Fiber-Coupling Setup
In a fiber-coupling optical setup, the coupling efficiency is analyzed with respect to different tolerance factors like the shift of the position of the fiber end and the tilt of lens.

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Performance Evaluation of Fiber-Coupling Systems

[November 29, 2018]


Optical fibers are widely used in different applications; single-mode fibers especially play an important role in long-distance communications. Launching light into single-mode fibers can be a challenging task in practice. VirtualLab Fusion enables fast evaluation of fiber-coupling systems thanks to the physical-optics-based simulation techniques, fiber-related detectors, and many other helpful tools. For example, ...

[November 29, 2018]


Optical fibers are widely used in different applications; single-mode fibers especially play an important role in long-distance communications. Launching light into single-mode fibers can be a challenging task in practice. VirtualLab Fusion enables fast evaluation of fiber-coupling systems thanks to the physical-optics-based simulation techniques, fiber-related detectors, and many other helpful tools. For example, one can find the optimal working distance for coupling light into single-mode fibers, and compare the performance of different coupling lenses.

Optimal Working Distance for Coupling Light into Single-Mode Fibers
In this example, we select one commercially available lens and show how to find the optimal working distance to obtain maximum fiber-coupling efficiency using field tracing.

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Comparison of Different Lenses for Fiber-Coupling
For the task of coupling light into a single-mode fiber, two commercially available lenses are selected and their performance is evaluated using the overlap integral.

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LightTrans awarded with i-work-Business Award 2018

[November 28, 2018]

The LightTrans International UG has been awarded with the “i-work Business Award” in the category “SME - small and medium-sized enterprises” on 27 November 2018 in Jena, Germany. LightTrans employs 25 employees, thereof 40 percent are international specialists originated from 8 different countries. This international workforce results in intercultural opening and collaboration in the company.

We are an ...

[November 28, 2018]

The LightTrans International UG has been awarded with the “i-work Business Award” in the category “SME - small and medium-sized enterprises” on 27 November 2018 in Jena, Germany. LightTrans employs 25 employees, thereof 40 percent are international specialists originated from 8 different countries. This international workforce results in intercultural opening and collaboration in the company.

We are an internationally oriented company with heart and soul. With our efforts and experiences, we aim to increase the visibleness of the topics integration in the corporate landscape of Jena and its region.”, emphasizes Petra Wyrowski, co-founder and shareholder.

The jury of the award for intercultural diversity in Jena was convinced by LightTrans’ extensive company concept. International employees are not only supported during their starting time in Germany, e.g. administrative matters or their apartment search. Especially the togetherness in LightTrans’ working life is focused on cultural diversity: in the office speaking German and English is a matter of course. Experiencing time together, like corporate excursions, taking part in sporting events or games night complement the concept. Additionally an intensive cooperation with the “Abbe School of Photonics” -  an optical and photonics oriented education program at Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena addresses international students already in the academic environment.

We value the versatile cultural influences and perspectives of our international specialists, who clearly improve and promote our work and company.” Adds Michael Höschel, Managing Director of LightTrans.

i-work Business Award

The i-work Business Award is awarded by the Business Development Agency Jena and the prestigious Friedrich Schiller University Jena under the patronage of employment minister Heike Werner. The award honors companies which promote intercultural opening for international professionals exemplary. The i-work is part of the project „HiTh–Hochqualifiziert. International. Thüringen.“ supporting international concepts of companies in Jena and its region.

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