Diffractive and Metasurfaces: from Function to Structure Simulation Seamlessly in VirtualLab Fusion
San Francisco, 5 February 2020, SPIE Photonics West
Both diffractive and metasurfaces are drawing growing interest in modern optics applications. By spatially varying the local grating parameters, the surface can be used to produce a smooth change in the incident wavefront phase, amplitude, polarization, or a combination thereof. VirtualLab Fusion, unlike most other optical simulation software, enables the complete workflow within a single software platform in a seamless manner. The functional design can be directly generated from VirtualLab Fusion, e.g., the in-built iterative Fourier transform algorithm (IFTA) helps define the initial grating phase transmission. Existing designs in binary 2 surface format from Zemax OpticStudio® can be imported as well.