Modelling of Uniaxial and Biaxial Crystals
The anisotropic properties of crystals find applications in optics for plenty of purposes, particularly when it comes to manipulating the polarization properties of light. VirtualLab gives you the possibility to rigorously include both uniaxial and biaxial crystals in your optical system without sacrificing simulation speed.
Below we present two examples: Polarization Conversion in Uniaxial Crystals, and Conical Refraction in Biaxial Crystal
Polarization Conversion in Uniaxial Crystals
The conversion of polarization of a linearly polarized light in calcite crystal is demonstrated in VirtualLab.
Conical Refraction in Biaxial Crystals
With the fast-physical-optics simulation technique in VirtualLab, conical refraction from a KGd crystal is demonstrated.
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