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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

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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

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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

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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

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Analysis and Design of Diffractive and Micro-Optical Systems | Jena 26 – 28 September 2018

26 – 28 September 2018
Jena, Germany
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: 7 September 2018
Request an offer: sales (at) lighttrans.com

Use the following links to get more details:

Introduction to VirtualLab Fusion | Jena 24 – 25 September 2018

24 - 25 September 2018
Jena, Germany
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Introduction to VirtualLab Fusion | Jena 24 – 25 September 2018

24 - 25 September 2018
Jena, Germany
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: 7 September 2018
Request an offer: sales (at) lighttrans.com

Use the following links to get more details:

Design & Simulation of Diffractive Optical Elements | Sunnyvale 6 – 7 June 2018

6 - 7 June 2018
Sunnyvale, CA , USA
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Design & Simulation of Diffractive Optical Elements | Sunnyvale 6 – 7 June 2018

6 - 7 June 2018
Sunnyvale, CA , USA
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

We explain and demonstrate the capabilities of VirtualLab Fusion in terms of designing and optimizing diffractive optical elements (DOEs).

Topics:

  • Modeling and design of diffractive beam splitters, beam shapers and light diffusers
  • Monte Carlo tolerance simulation
  • Evaluation of different merit functions
  • Analysis of micro lens arrays (MLAs)
  • Modeling partially coherent light
  • Demonstration of light shaping
  • Concepts based on grating/prism/mirror cells arrays
  • High-NA simulations
  • Consequences/limitations of used
  • Design & simulation methods (from the more starkly approximated all the way to rigorous)
  • Modeling of spatial light modulators (SLMs)
  • Modeling of diffractive lens
  • Analysis of a bifocal hybrid lens
  • Fabrication export

Registration deadline: 18 May 2018
Registration: sales (at) lighttrans.com

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Simulation & Optimization of Optical Gratings | Sunnyvale 4 – 5 June 2018

4 - 5 June 2018
Sunnyvale, CA, USA
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Simulation & Optimization of Optical Gratings | Sunnyvale 4 – 5 June 2018

4 - 5 June 2018
Sunnyvale, CA, USA
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This training covers the simulation capabilities of VirtualLab Fusion using the rigorous coupled wave analysis (RCWA) method for the investigation of periodic micro-structures. These simulation options can be integrated in the analysis of complex optical systems.

Topics:

  • Modeling of periodic micro-structures:

    • rectangular gratings
    • blazed gratings
    • slanted gratings
    • splitter elements
    • photonic crystals
    • anti-reflection structures
    • volume grating

  • Application-oriented examples such as microscope and spectrometer setups
  • Optimization options and investigations of parameter variations
  • Investigations of field distribution within the structure
  • Effects due to conical incidence, coatings and different polarization characteristics
  • Configuration settings and numerical limitations
  • Near field and efficiency analysis of the structure types listed above

Registration deadline: 18 May 2018
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