Sequential and non-sequential field tracing
With the release of the non-sequential extension, VirtualLab is now capable of performing System Analysis with Sequential and Non-Sequential Field Tracing.
This new feature greatly simplifies the construction and analysis of certain types of optical systems, and enables many additional applications.
System Analysis with Sequential and Non-Sequential Field Tracing
The Non-Sequential Configuration can be adjusted flexibly for various simulation tasks,
e.g., Investigation of Ghost-Image Effects in Collimation Systems,
Investigation of Ghost-Image Effects in Collimation Systems
or Modeling of Etalon with Planar and Curved Surfaces.
Modeling of Etalon with Planar and Curved Surfaces
Thanks to the non-sequential field tracing technique, multi-path optical systems can be constructed and modeled much more conveniently.
Some examples of such systems are the Herrig Schiefspiegler Telescope,
Herrig Schiefspiegler Telescope
Analysis of an Offner System with Non-Sequential Field Tracing
and interferometers, like the Mach-Zehnder.
As a result, many practical applications based on multi-path interference effect can be easily analyzed.
For example, the optical topography scanning with a Michelson interferometer,
Optical Topography Scanning Interferometry
or the Examination of Sodium D Lines with Etalon, are demonstrated in VirtualLab.
Examination of Sodium D Lines with Etalon
Furthermore, non-sequential field tracing plays an indispensable role for the modeling and design of waveguide-based near-eye-display (NED) systems. The folding of light paths and the extension of the exit pupil in such systems,
are achieved with Light Propagation through Waveguide with In- & Outcoupling Surface Gratings.
Light Propagation through Waveguide with In- & Outcoupling Surface Gratings
The same as with the etalon, VirtualLab facilitates the Analysis of Folded Imaging System with Planar or Curved Waveguide.
Analysis of Folded Imaging System with Planar or Curved Waveguide
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