Parameter Variation Analyzer

Multiplexing is a cornerstone of optical design: whether the task is to come up with a setup which can perform its intended function well under different conditions (for example, an augmented-reality device which must work for a certain field of view), or to carry out a tolerance analysis of a given design, it is often desirable to calculate a single merit function which encompasses multiple different configurations of the same system. This helps us characterize the behavior of said system over a certain parameter range with a single measure.

For exactly this purpose, VirtualLab Fusion’s brand-new release 2023.2 introduces the Parameter Variation Analyzer. This flexible and powerful tool offers the capability to process the results of multiple detectors and/or multiple iterations from e.g. a parameter sweep into a freely customizable result, which can then be employed as the merit function of an optimization, for instance.

In the documents below we have prepared for you a deep-dive document into this new feature as well as an application example in the form of a CIGS (copper indium gallium selenide) solar-cell. In this example we use the Parameter Variation Analyzer to combine the values from 4 detectors and finally calculate the energy absorbed in the CIGS layer.

Parameter Variation Analyzer

This Use Cases introduces the Parameter Variation Analyzer which enables the analysis of the entire system and further process the data obtained. Among other things, this is very helpful to define merits, which are then used in a next step of the analysis or optimization.

Absorption in a CIGS Solar Cell

CIGS-Solarcell optical design simulation

A solar cell based on copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS) is simulated, and the absorption in the CIGS layer calculated.

New VirtualLab Fusion Webinar 2023.2!

08 November 2023
10:00 – 11:00 (CET) or 18:00 – 19:00 (CET)

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Curious to see what’s new in the latest VirtualLab Fusion release?
Sign up for our upcoming webinar, where we'll be highlighting some of the most important features in this latest release, including the following:

The Distributed Computing Package: the perfect tool to tremendously increase simulation speed in complex tasks composed of a large set of individual elementary simulations, and

The Parameter Variation Analyzer: which enables the detailed analysis of multiplexed systems by flexible evaluation of parameter sweeps and definition of customized merit functions.

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