Modelling of Uniaxial and Biaxial Crystals

[Friday, 01. June 2018]


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.

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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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