SPIE Photonics Europe & SPIE Optical System Design

09 – 10 April 2024

Palais de la Musique et des Congrès, Strasbourg, France
Booth number: 318
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Experience a unique cross-disciplinary event showcasing cutting-edge optics and photonics technologies, ranging from digital optics to quantum technologies, optical imaging, sensing, and metrology. Other topics covered include THz photonics, 3D printed optics, photonic glasses, photosensitive materials, and biophotonics.

This is a great chance for you to meet our technical experts and sales representatives for a discussion about the various application possibilities of our Optical Modeling and Design Software VirtualLab Fusion.

This year, SPIE Optical Systems Design 2024 is co-located at Photonics Europe.

Visit the Computational Optics Conference
as part of SPIE Optical System Design 2024

Conference: 10 - 11 April 2024
Stuttgart/Salon 15, Niveau/Level 1

Listen to our Talks:

Seamless Transition to Geometrical Optics Concepts in a Fully Physical Optics Framework
Frank Wyrowski
11 April 2024 • 11:00 – 11:30 (CEST) | 13023-22

We present a way to formulate physical optics propagation in homogeneous media which enables a seamless transition to the subset of geometrical optics in theory and practice. The resulting algorithm applies solely mathematical quantities to decide about a seamless inclusion of diffraction in an otherwise fully physical optics model.

Enabling Large-Scale Nanostructure Modeling by Fourier Modal Method in Combination with Distributed Computing
Benjamin Krüger
11 April 2024 • 11:50 – 12:10 (CEST) | 13023-24

In many simulations of large optical systems, the requirement on CPU-time and memory renders a simulation of the full system very time consuming or even impossible. A possible solution is the simulation of subsystems and the subsequent stitching of the calculated fields. In distributed computing, stitching may strongly decrease the computation time and the simulation of large systems may become possible.

Physical-Optics Modeling and Design of Curved Surfaces
Frank Wyrowski
11 April 2024 • 12:10 – 12:30 (CEST) | 13023-25

As a physical-optics generalization of ray optics the LPIA technique has been formulated in the space domain. We show that it must be applied in the k-domain to genuinely include effects like the Goos Hänchen shift and, more importantly, lateral shifts due to transmission and reflection at smooth surfaces with coatings. Such shifts lead to small aberrations, which must be included in high-accuracy optical system modeling.

Fast Modeling of Volume Gratings by Fourier Modal Method

Benjamin Krüger
11 April 2024 • 14:40 – 15:00 (CEST) | 13023-28

Simulating diffraction of light by volume gratings leads to several problems. The large periodicities in lateral direction and the large number of repetitions of the lattice in perpendicular direction. For thick hologram gratings that are at the Bragg condition, Herwig Kogelnik developed a theory that uses two diffraction orders. We showed that his theory is equivalent to a calculation with the Fourier Modal Method (FMM) restricted to two diffraction orders.

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