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Interferometry

Fast physical optics, as implemented in VirtualLab Fusion, provides the tools for fast simulations of the best-known interferometers

  • Michelson
  • Mach-Zehnder
  • Young

among others, enabling the study of coherence and dispersion effects in the interference patterns. Ray tracing through the systems is also envisaged, with a friendly user interface and easy switching between the two engines.

Field tracing for lateral shifted lens in Mach-Zehnder interferometer using coherent light
Field tracing for lateral shifted lens in Mach-Zehnder interferometer using coherent light

Selected Use Cases

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A Mach-Zehnder interferometer is build up in VirtualLab, and it is demonstrated that how the tilt and shift of an optical elements may affect the interference pattern.

A Michelson interferometer with Xenon lamp source is modeled, with the spectral property, i.e. limited coherence length, of the source fully taken into account.

With a low-coherence Xenon lamp source, a Michelson interferometer is build up for precise scanning of the surface profile of a given specimen.

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