VirtualLab Fusion Technology and Applications

Interferometry, Microscopy and Fiber Coupling

10 May 2019
San Jose, CA, USA
San Jose Convention Center, Room 214

Modern optical technology has so branched out from traditionally understood lens systems that ray optics often falls short when it comes to simulating and designing cutting-edge optical systems while providing all optical quantities and measures of concern with acceptable accuracy. A software package that yields fast physical optics simulation results alongside ray tracing then becomes, not a choice, but a necessity. Discover the Fast Physical Optics concept with VirtualLab Fusion by means of seminar modules on technology and different applications. Join a specific module that you are interested in or stay for the lot, according to your preferences.

Seminar Schedule:

Overview: VirtualLab Fusion Technology
9:00 – 10:00

  • Understanding the limitations of ray optics modeling for innovative optical systems and the necessity of physical optics in typical cases of modern optics.
  • Discovering how field tracing technology overcomes common challenges of numerical complexity in physical optics computations.

Application I: Interferometry
10:00 – 10:45

  • Configuring various interferometric setups in VirtualLab Fusion, including Mach-Zehnder and Michelson interferometers.
  • Usage of non-sequential field tracing to simulate interference patterns including coherence and polarization.

Application II: Microscopy
11:00 – 11:45

  • Setting up different types of microscopes in VirtualLab Fusion including different source models.
  • Physical optics modeling of vectorial PSF, MTF and image simulations for microstructured samples.

Application III: Fiber Coupling
12:00 – 12:45

  • Design of lens systems for high-NA fiber coupling by parametric optimization.
  • Physical optics analysis of coupling efficiency and investigation of the influence of tolerances on the efficiency.


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