Fourier Transform Spectroscopy

Fourier Transform spectroscopy – an optical metrology method that can be used to measure the optical spectrum of a source with a Michelson interferometer – is a
well-known technique commonly used in a wide range of applications that can go from investigating air or water quality to pharmaceutical analysis.

To help the optical designer understand all the effects that can play a role in such devices, the fast physical optics software VirtualLab Fusion provides all the necessary tools to perform a full propagation through these systems. This naturally includes all coherence and interference effects that are happening at the detector plane. Furthermore, through our new Detector Add-Ons, the user has access to all physical quantities that are of interest, such as irradiance or radiant flux.

Please take a look at the links below to find an example where the temporal coherence length of a polychromatic source is investigated through a Michelson interferometer, as well as some thorough documentation of our Detector Add-Ons.

Coherence Measurement Using Michelson Interferometer and Fourier Transform Spectroscopy

It is demonstrated that the fringe contrast in a Michelson interferometer with a light source of certain bandwidth varies when the optical path difference changes.

Universal Detector

This Use Cases introduces the Universal Detector, which allows to evaluate and output any information of an electromagnetic field in VirtualLab Fusion. Moreover, it enables to further evaluate the information of the impinging light to calculate any physical, radiometric or photometric quantity by using very flexible in-built or customized Add-ons.

OptoNet Summer Course 2023

OptoNet Summer Course 2023