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VirtualLab Fusion Technology and Applications: Gratings and Diffractive Lenses

12 – 13 February 2020
Premiere Workspaces, San Jose, CA, USA
9:00 – 17:00

Gratings, metagratings, and diffractive lenses are increasingly gaining importance in modern optics for various purposes. Subwavelength structures including metasurface building blocks extend the potential of microand nanostructured flat optical components. Naturally, modeling and design of such components and their inclusion in optical systems require physical-optics techniques. We show how VirtualLab Fusion provides you with the technologies and tools you need.


Learning outcomes:

  • Gain an overview of different applications of diffractive optics including: gratings for spectrum separation, lightguide coupling and polarization manipulation, metagratings with high efficiency, diffractive lenses in imaging, point-cloud generation, and more.
  • Understand the theory and usage of modeling technologies for gratings and diffractive lenses: the Thin Element Approximation (TEA), the Local Plane Interface Approximation (LPIA), and the rigorous Fourier Modal Method (FMM), also known as RCWA.
  • Practice hands-on with workflows in VirtualLab Fusion for the modeling and design of various types of gratings, including blazed, binary (also slanted), holographic, and metagratings for different applications. Analysis of whole optical systems which include gratings and diffractive lenses.


Registration deadline: 1 February 2020
Request an offer: via our online form

Use the following links to get more details:

Please note the neccessary technical equipment:

  • Bring your own laptop (preferrably Windows-based)
  • VirtualLab Fusion should already be installed before attending the training course
  • As well as the current VirtualLab Fusion trial (get trial here)

VirtualLab Fusion Technology and Applications: Introduction to VirtualLab Fusion

10 – 11 February 2020
Premiere Workspaces, San Jose, CA, USA
9:00 – 17:00

Nowadays physical optics principles are of ever-growing importance for the analysis and design of advanced optical devices and systems. Come to our training course to learn the concepts of Fast Physical Optics on which VirtualLab Fusion is based. We show how you can benefit from VirtualLab Fusion in your daily work.


Learning outcomes:

  • Discover essential physical-optics effects and phenomena in modern optical systems and how to include them in your modeling and design.
  • Dive right into the software with hands-on exercises on typical applications (e.g., lens systems, laser optics, fiber coupling, interferometry, microscopy), accompanied by the corresponding workflows.
  • Build up your optical system and perform an analysis and design thereof with different modeling technologies and optimization tools in VirtualLab Fusion.
     

Registration deadline: 1 February 2020
Request an offer: via our online form

Use the following links to get more details:

Please note the neccessary technical equipment:

  • Bring your own laptop (preferrably Windows-based)
  • VirtualLab Fusion should already be installed before attending the training course
  • As well as the current VirtualLab Fusion trial (get trial here)

VirtualLab Fusion Technology and Applications: Gratings and Diffractive Optics

25 – 27 September 2019
Jena, Germany
9:00 – 17:00

VirtualLab Fusion Technology and Applications: Gratings and Diffractive Optics

25 – 27 September 2019
Jena, Germany
9:00 – 17:00

Gratings, diffractive lenses, diffractive optical elements and diffusers are increasingly gaining importance in modern optics for various purposes. Subwavelength structures including metalenses extend the potential of micro- and nanostructured flat optical components. Naturally, modeling and design of such components and their inclusion in optical systems require physical-optics techniques. We show how VirtualLab Fusion provides you with the techniques and tools you need.


Learning outcomes:

  • Overview of different applications of diffractive optics including: gratings for spectrum separation, lightguide coupling and polarization manipulation, diffractive lenses and metalenses in imaging, diffractive point-cloud generation, diffusers for light shaping, and more.
  • Understand the theory and usage of modeling techniques for micro- and nanostructures in Virtuallab Fusion: diffraction integrals and their fast implementation, the Thin Element Approximation (TEA), the Local Plane Interface Approximation (LPIA), split-step techniques, and the rigorous Fourier Modal Method (FMM), also known as RCWA.
  • Hands-on workflows on the modeling and design in VirtualLab Fusion of various types of gratings and diffractive optical elements (DOEs) for different applications. Analysis of complete optical systems which include gratings and diffractive optics elements.


Registration deadline: 6 September 2019
Request an offer: sales (at) lighttrans.com

Use the following links to get more details:

VirtualLab Fusion Technology and Applications: Introduction to VirtualLab Fusion

23 – 24 September 2019
Jena, Germany
9:00 – 17:00

VirtualLab Fusion Technology and Applications: Introduction to VirtualLab Fusion

23 – 24 September 2019
Jena, Germany
9:00 – 17:00

Nowadays physical optics principles are of ever-growing importance for the analysis and design of advanced optical devices and systems. Come to our training course to learn the concepts of Fast Physical Optics on which VirtualLab Fusion is based. We show how you can benefit from VirtualLab Fusion in your daily work.


Learning outcomes:

  • Discover essential physical-optics effects and phenomena in modern optical systems and how to include them in your modeling and design.
  • Dive right into the software with hands-on exercises on typical applications (e.g., lens systems, laser optics, fiber coupling, interferometry, microscopy), accompanied by the corresponding workflows.
  • Build up your optical system and perform an analysis and design thereof with different modeling technologies and optimization tools in VirtualLab Fusion.
     

Registration deadline: 6 September 2019
Request an offer: sales (at) lighttrans.com

Use the following links to get more details:

VirtualLab Fusion Technology and Applications: Gratings and Diffractive Optics | Jena 27 – 29 March 2019

27 – 29 March 2019
9:00 - 17:00
Jena, Germany

Gratings, diffractive lenses, diffractive optical elements and diffusers are increasingly gaining importance in modern optics for various purposes. Subwavelength structures including metalenses extend the potential of micro- and nanostructured flat optical components. Naturally, modeling and design of such components and their inclusion in optical systems require physical-optics techniques. We show how VirtualLab Fusion provides you with the techniques and tools you need.


Learning outcomes:

  • Overview of different applications of diffractive optics including: gratings for spectrum separation, lightguide coupling and polarization manipulation, diffractive lenses and metalenses in imaging, diffractive point-cloud generation, diffusers for light shaping, and more.
  • Understand the theory and usage of modeling techniques for micro- and nanostructures in Virtuallab Fusion: diffraction integrals and their fast implementation, the Thin Element Approximation (TEA), the Local Plane Interface Approximation (LPIA), split-step techniques, and the rigorous Fourier Modal Method (FMM), also known as RCWA.
  • Hands-on workflows on the modeling and design in VirtualLab Fusion of various types of gratings and diffractive optical elements (DOEs) for different applications. Analysis of complete optical systems which include gratings and diffractive optics elements.


Registration deadline: 7 March 2019
Request an offer: sales (at) lighttrans.com

Use the following links to get more details:

VirtualLab Fusion Technology and Applications: Introduction to VirtualLab Fusion | Jena 25 – 26 March 2019

25 – 26 March 2019
9:00 - 17:00
Jena, Germany

Nowadays physical optics principles are of ever-growing importance for the analysis and design of advanced optical devices and systems. Come to our training course to learn the concepts of Fast Physical Optics on which VirtualLab Fusion is based. We show how you can benefit from VirtualLab Fusion in your daily work.


Learning outcomes:

  • Discover essential physical-optics effects and phenomena in modern optical systems and how to include them in your modeling and design.
  • Dive right into the software with hands-on exercises on typical applications (e.g., lens systems, laser optics, fiber coupling, interferometry, microscopy), accompanied by the corresponding workflows.
  • Build up your optical system and perform an analysis and design thereof with different modeling technologies and optimization tools in VirtualLab Fusion.
     

Registration deadline: 7 March 2019
Request an offer: sales (at) lighttrans.com

Use the following links to get more details:

Analysis and Design of Diffractive and Micro-Optical Systems | Santa Clara 17 – 19 October 2018

17 – 19 October 2018
Santa Clara, CA, USA
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Attendees at the software course develop their skills in modeling and analysis of micro-structured and diffractive optical components with refractive, diffractive and hybrid surfaces. Customized surface profiles and refractive index distributions will also be explained. The course teaches the analysis of these components including diffraction and interference effects. The modeling and analysis of typical tolerances, e.g. of micro-structured elements, will be discussed along several examples. We present the optimization of diffractive beam splitters, diffusers and beam shapers by the Iterative Fourier Transform Algorithm (IFTA). The course will also cover the use of the Fourier Modal Method (FMM) to model and perform a rigorous analysis of both 2D and 3D grating structures with features in the wavelength range and with arbitrary surface and index modulations. Finally local and global parametric optimization algorithms of VirtualLab for the rigorous optimization of gratings will be introduced.

Short Overview:

  • Modeling of micro-optical components
  • Import and export
  • Analysis, design and tolerancing of diffractive and micro-optical systems
  • Modeling and analysis of homogenization systems
  • Design of diffractive and refractive beam splitters, diffusers and beam shapers
  • Rigorous analysis and optimization of gratings

Registration deadline: 28 September 2018
Request an offer: sales (at) lighttrans.com

Use the following links to get more details:

Introduction to VirtualLab Fusion | Santa Clara 15 – 16 October 2018

15 - 16 October 2018
Santa Clara, CA, USA
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Introduction to VirtualLab Fusion | Santa Clara 15 – 16 October 2018

15 - 16 October 2018
Santa Clara, CA, USA
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The software training gives an introduction to the principles of the innovative optical design methods of VirtualLab. Components of VirtualLab’s user interface are introduced and the different types of documents are discussed in detail. Participants learn step by step about components, sources and detectors of VirtualLab. The setup and the simulation of optical systems will be illustrated on various laser systems. The goal of the course is that participants learn how to model and simulate optical systems in VirtualLab. Discover the fast physical optics concept and how to benefit from it through our user-friendly GUI!

Short Overview (daily program is available here):

  • Brief overview and introduction toVirtualLab documents, GUI and usage

    • Brief overview of the theory behind the algorithm
    • Introduction to the concepts of field and ray tracing for the simulation of light in optical systems

  • Application-oriented examples such as microscope and spectrometer setups

    • Simulation of paraxial and non-paraxial lens systems
    • Polarization of light
    • Calculation of interferograms and simulation of interferometers

Registration deadline: 28 September 2018
Request an offer: sales (at) lighttrans.com

Use the following links to get more details:

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