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Application Use Cases - Imaging Systems

  • Advanced PSF Calculationin a High NA Lens Systempdf1.1 MiByte15.08.2017Highlights are fast calculation of 2D PSF of high NA lens systems, calculation of 2D PSF for arbitrary amplitudes and evaluation of 2D PSF for not fully illuminated apertures.
  • Rigorous Simulation of Holographic generated Volume Gratingpdf290 KiByte16.08.2017Highlights are generation of volume gratings by simulating an exposure process and rigorous analysis of the grating’s diffraction efficiency.
  • Investigation of Ghost Imaging Effects in Collimation Systempdf2.5 MiByte15.08.2017Highlights are fast physical optics investigation of non-sequential systems, control of non-sequential behavior by channel concept for each interface individually and calculation of different non-sequential modes.
  • Optical System for Inspectionof Micro-Structured Waferzip1.0 MiByte16.08.2017Highlights are inclusion of gratings in complex optical systems (e.g. with very high NA), rigorous analysis of grating diffraction efficiencies and taking account of the directional distribution of the incident light. Zip-file includes use case (pdf) and VirtualLab sample file(s).
  • Correction of Chromatic Aberration by using a DiffractiveLenspdf1.9 MiByte15.08.2017Highlights are inclusion of diffractive lenses in optical systems, consideration of different diffraction orders with specific efficiencies, evaluation of 2D PSF for not fully illuminated apertures.
  • High -NA Focusing by Off -Axis Parabolic Mirrorzip482 KiByte16.08.2017Highlights are fast simulation of PSF including polarization effects in high numerical aperture optical systems and full vectorial analysis (e.g. calculation of Ez). Zip-file includes use case (pdf) and VirtualLab sample file(s).
  • High-NA Focusing by Off-Axis Parabolic Mirrorpdf622 KiByte16.08.2017Highlights are fast simulation of PSF including polarization effects in high numerical aperture optical systems and full vectorial analysis (e.g. calculation of Ez).
  • Advanced PSF & MTF Calculation for System with Rectangular Aperturezip531 KiByte16.08.2017Highlights are calculation of 2D PSF & MTF of systems with arbitrary shaped apertures, 2D PSF & MTF evaluation for not fully illuminated apertures and 2D PSF & MTF analysis for arbitrary amplitudes. Zip-file includes use case (pdf) and VirtualLab sample file(s).
  • Advanced PSF & MTF Calculation for System with Rectangular Aperturepdf719 KiByte16.08.2017Highlights are calculation of 2D PSF & MTF of systems with arbitrary shaped apertures, 2D PSF & MTF evaluation for not fully illuminated apertures and 2D PSF & MTF analysis for arbitrary amplitudes.
  • Advanced PSF Calculation n a High NA Lens Systemzip0.9 MiByte15.08.2017Highlights are fast calculation of 2D PSF of high NA lens systems, calculation of 2D PSF for arbitrary amplitudes and evaluation of 2D PSF for not fully illuminated apertures. Zip-file includes use case (pdf) and VirtualLab sample file(s).
  • Optical System for Inspectionof Micro-Structured Waferpdf1.1 MiByte16.08.2017Highlights are inclusion of gratings in complex optical systems (e.g. with very high NA), rigorous analysis of grating diffraction efficiencies and taking account of the directional distribution of the incident light.
  • Rigorous Simulation of Holographic generated Volume Gratingzip148 KiByte16.08.2017Highlights are generation of volume gratings by simulating an exposure process and rigorous analysis of the grating’s diffraction efficiency. Zip-file includes use case (pdf) and VirtualLab sample file(s).
  • Construction and Modelingof Graded-Index (GRIN) Lenspdf802 KiByte24.11.2017Switching between ray and field tracing is easily done. PSF of the imaging system is calculated fast and accurately. The polarization crosstalk introduced by the GRIN component is simulated.
  • Construction and Modelingof Graded-Index (GRIN) Lenszip611 KiByte24.11.2017Switching between ray and field tracing is easily done. PSF of the imaging system is calculated fast and accurately. The polarization crosstalk introduced by the GRIN component is simulated. Zip-file includes use case (pdf) and VirtualLab sample.

Application Use Cases - Laser Systems

  • Analysis of Collimation of Astigmatic Diode Laser Beam by Objective Lenspdf1.1 MiByte16.08.2017Highlights are laser diode modeling including astigmatism, various options for evaluation of beam collimation, investigation of influence of astigmatism and quality analysis of beam truncated by lens aperture.
  • Polarization Conversionin Uniaxial Crystalszip1.3 MiByte16.08.2017Highlights are physical-optics-based simulation (including vectorial effect due to birefrigence and interference) and full access to field attributes (including intensity and phase). Zip-file includes use case (pdf) and VirtualLab sample file(s).
  • Polarization Conversionin Uniaxial Crystalspdf1.6 MiByte16.08.2017Highlights are physical-optics-based simulation (including vectorial effect due to birefrigence and interference) and full access to field attributes (including intensity and phase).
  • Conical Refraction in Biaxial Crystalspdf664 KiByte16.08.2017Highlights are conical refraction effect and handling of biaxial crystal with arbitrary orientation.
  • Conical Refraction in Biaxial Crystalszip501 KiByte16.08.2017Highlights are conical refraction effect and handling of biaxial crystal with arbitrary orientation. Zip-file includes use case (pdf) and VirtualLab sample file(s).
  • Simulation of Laser Beam in Focal Region of High-NA Aspherezip560 KiByte16.08.2017Highlights are propagation & evaluation of fully vectorial electromagnetic field of light, which allows to evaluate polarization effects and accurate consideration of Fresnel losses at lens surfaces. Zip-file includes use case (pdf) and VirtualLab sample file(s).
  • Simulation of Laser Beam in Focal Region of High-NA Aspherepdf612 KiByte16.08.2017Highlights are propagation & evaluation of fully vectorial electromagnetic field of light, which allows to evaluate polarization effects and accurate consideration of Fresnel losses at lens surfaces.
  • Focus Investigation behind Aspherical Lenszip0.9 MiByte16.08.2017Highlights are laser diode modeling inclusive astigmatism, impact of astigmatism on size, shape & position of focus spot, diffraction at lens apertures and advanced focal region analysis. Zip-file includes use case (pdf) and VirtualLab sample file(s).
  • Focus Investigationbehind Aspherical Lenspdf1.1 MiByte16.08.2017Highlights are laser diode modeling inclusive astigmatism, impact of astigmatism on size, shape & position of focus spot, diffraction at lens apertures and advanced focal region analysis.
  • Analysis of Collimation of Astigmatic Diode Laser Beam by Objective Lenszip0.9 MiByte16.08.2017Highlights are laser diode modeling including astigmatism, various options for evaluation of beam collimation, investigation of influence of astigmatism and quality analysis of beam truncated by lens aperture. Zip-file includes use case (pdf) and VirtualLab sample file(s).
  • Stress-inducedBirefringencein Laser Crystalspdf2.5 MiByte16.08.2017Highlights are import of ANSYS stress analysis result, inhomogeneity along beam path, conversion froms tress to optical birefringence and full access to polarization analysis.
  • Stress-inducedBirefringencein Laser Crystalszip1.9 MiByte16.08.2017Highlights are import of ANSYS stress analysis result, inhomogeneity along beam path, conversion froms tress to optical birefringence and full access to polarization analysis. Zip-file includes use case (pdf) and VirtualLab sample file(s).
  • Performance Analysis of Laser Scanning System Using an Aspherezip1.4 MiByte16.08.2017Highlights are modeling of user-defined scanning processes, variety of selectable angle definitions, fast simulation through full scanning and additional optical setup and evaluation of distortion of scanned spots. Zip-file includes use case (pdf) and VirtualLab sample file(s).
  • fsPulse Propagation through Dispersive Seawaterpdf456 KiByte16.08.2017Highlights are fast simulation of a fs pulse through dispersive media including analysis of impact on pulse shape.
  • Focusing of Femtosecond Pulse by using a High-NA Off-Axis Parabolic Mirrorpdf619 KiByte16.08.2017Highlights are fast simulation of femtosecond pulse propagation and full vectorial analysis (e.g. calculation of Ez).
  • fs Pulse Propagation through Dispersive Seawaterzip286 KiByte16.08.2017Highlights are fast simulation of a fs pulse through dispersive media including analysis of impact on pulse shape. Zip-file includes use case (pdf) and VirtualLab sample file(s).
  • Focusing of Femtosecond Pulse by using a High-NA Off-Axis Parabolic Mirrorzip470 KiByte16.08.2017Highlights are fast simulation of femtosecond pulse propagation and full vectorial analysis (e.g. calculation of Ez). Zip-file includes use case (pdf) and VirtualLab sample file(s).
  • Performance Analysis of Laser Scanning System Using an Aspherepdf1.6 MiByte16.08.2017Highlights are modeling of user-defined scanning processes, variety of selectable angle definitions, fast simulation through full scanning and additional optical setup and evaluation of distortion of scanned spots.
  • Construction and Modelingof Graded-Index (GRIN) Lenspdf802 KiByte24.11.2017Switching between ray and field tracing is easily done. PSF of the imaging system is calculated fast and accurately. The polarization crosstalk introduced by the GRIN component is simulated.
  • Construction and Modelingof Graded-Index (GRIN) Lenszip611 KiByte24.11.2017Switching between ray and field tracing is easily done. PSF of the imaging system is calculated fast and accurately. The polarization crosstalk introduced by the GRIN component is simulated. Zip-file includes use case (pdf) and VirtualLab sample.
  • Modeling of Graded-Index (GRIN) Multimode Fiberpdf787 KiByte24.11.2017Highlights are arbitrarily customizable refractive index profile, easy switching between ray and field tracing, high accuracy of new propagation method for multimode GRIN fibers and consideration of polarization crosstalk.
  • Gaussian Beam Focused by Thermal Lenspdf630 KiByte24.11.2017Highlights are arbitrarily customizable refractive index profile, usage of the Parameter Run document (users can simulate conveniently one system with varying parameters) and the combination of different field tracing techniques.
  • Gaussian Beam Focused by Thermal Lenszip484 KiByte24.11.2017Highlights are arbitrarily customizable refractive index profile, usage of the Parameter Run document (users can simulate conveniently one system with varying parameters) and the combination of different field tracing techniques. Zip-file includes use case (pdf) and VirtualLab sample.

Application Use Cases - Light Shaping

Application Use Cases - Optical Metrology

  • Mach-Zehnder Interferometer Using Coherent Lightpdf1.1 MiByte15.08.2017Highlights are simple switching from ray tracing analysis to fast physical optics modeling and fast simulation of coherence effects and interference patterns.
  • High NA Microscope Investigation of Different Sampleszip1.1 MiByte16.08.2017Highlights are full vectorial analysis of gratings within microscope systems, fast high-performance analysis for complex systems within seconds and simple switching between ray tracing and physical optics modeling. Zip-file includes use case (pdf) and VirtualLab sample file(s).
  • Michelson Interferometer for Optical Topography Scanning Interferometryzip796 KiByte16.08.2017Highlights are simple switching from ray tracing analysis to fast physical modeling and fast simulation of coherence effects and interference patterns. Zip-file includes use case (pdf) and VirtualLab sample file(s).
  • High NA Microscope Investigation of Different Samplespdf0.9 MiByte16.08.2017Highlights are full vectorial analysis of gratings within microscope systems, fast high-performance analysis for complex systems within seconds and simple switching between ray tracing and physical optics modeling.
  • Michelson Interferometer for Optical Topography Scanning Interferometrypdf869 KiByte15.08.2017Highlights are simple switching from ray tracing analysis to fast physical modeling and fast simulation of coherence effects and interference patterns.
  • High-NA Microscope Investigationof Resolution Limitzip1.3 MiByte16.08.2017Highlights are full vectorial analysis of gratings within microscope systems, fast high-performance analysis for complex systems within seconds and simple switching between ray tracing and physical optics modeling. Zip-file includes use case (pdf) and VirtualLab sample file(s).
  • Michelson Interferometer with White Light Sourcezip795 KiByte16.08.2017Highlights are simple switching from ray tracing analysis to fast physical optics modeling and fast simulation of coherence effects and interference patterns. Zip-file includes use case (pdf) and VirtualLab sample file(s).
  • High-NA Microscope Investigationof Resolution Limitpdf1.3 MiByte16.08.2017Highlights are full vectorial analysis of gratings within microscope systems, fast high-performance analysis for complex systems within seconds and simple switching between ray tracing and physical optics modeling.
  • Michelson Interferometer with White Light Sourcepdf0.9 MiByte15.08.2017Highlights are simple switching from ray tracing analysis to fast physical optics modeling and fast simulation of coherence effects and interference patterns.
  • Mach-Zehnder Interferometer Using Coherent Lightzip1.1 MiByte16.08.2017Highlights are simple switching from ray tracing analysis to fast physical optics modeling and fast simulation of coherence effects and interference patterns. Zip-file includes use case (pdf) and VirtualLab sample file(s).
  • High NA Microscope Investigation of Polarization Effectspdf1.2 MiByte16.08.2017Highlights are full vectorial analysis of gratings within microscope systems, fast high-performance analysis for complex systems within seconds, simple switching between ray tracing and physical optics modeling and investigation of polarization effects.
  • Czerny-Turner Monochromator − Overlap of Diffraction Orderspdf467 KiByte18.08.2017Highlights are high-performance analysis of complex optical systems and full vectorial analysis of gratings by using rigorous algorithm (FMM).
  • High NA Microscope Investigation of Polarization Effectszip1.5 MiByte16.08.2017Highlights are full vectorial analysis of gratings within microscope systems, fast high-performance analysis for complex systems within seconds, simple switching between ray tracing and physical optics modeling and investigation of polarization effects. Zip-file includes use case (pdf) and VirtualLab sample file(s).
  • Czerny-Turner Monochromator − Overlap of Diffraction Orderszip357 KiByte18.08.2017Highlights are high-performance analysis of complex optical systems and full vectorial analysis of gratings by using rigorous algorithm (FMM). Zip-file includes use case (pdf) and VirtualLab sample file(s).
  • Czerny-Turner Monochromatorpdf481 KiByte15.08.2017Highlights are high-performance analysis of complex optical systems and full vectorial analysis of gratings by using rigorous algorithm (FMM).
  • Czerny-Turner Spectrometer − Analysis of Spectral Resolutionpdf548 KiByte16.08.2017Highlights are high-performance analysis of complex optical systems and full vectorial analysis of gratings by using rigorous algorithm (FMM).
  • Czerny-Turner Monochromatorzip364 KiByte16.08.2017Highlights are high-performance analysis of complex optical systems and full vectorial analysis of gratings by using rigorous algorithm (FMM). Zip-file includes use case (pdf) and VirtualLab sample file(s).
  • Czerny-Turner Spectrometer − Analysis of Spectral Resolutionzip529 KiByte16.08.2017Highlights are high-performance analysis of complex optical systems and full vectorial analysis of gratings by using rigorous algorithm (FMM). Zip-file includes use case (pdf) and VirtualLab sample file(s).
  • Czerny-Turner Monochromator − Analysis of Diffraction Efficiencypdf543 KiByte15.08.2017Highlights are high-performance analysis of complex optical systems and full vectorial analysis of gratings by using rigorous algorithm (FMM).
  • Czerny-Turner Monochromator − Analysis of Diffraction Efficiencyzip519 KiByte16.08.2017Highlights are high-performance analysis of complex optical systems and full vectorial analysis of gratings by using rigorous algorithm (FMM). Zip-file includes use case (pdf) and VirtualLab sample file(s)
  • Czerny-Turner Spectrometer −Resolving the Sodium Doubletpdf495 KiByte16.08.2017Highlights are high-performance analysis of complex optical systems and full vectorial analysis of gratings by using rigorous algorithm (FMM). Zip-file includes use case (pdf) and VirtualLab sample file(s).
  • Czerny-Turner Spectrometer −Resolving the Sodium Doubletzip497 KiByte16.08.2017Highlights are high-performance analysis of complex optical systems and full vectorial analysis of gratings by using rigorous algorithm (FMM).

Application Use Cases - Virtual & Mixed Reality

Feature Use Cases - Configuration

  • Import of Measured Spectral Data to a Light Sourcezip303 KiByte05.10.2016This use case demonstrates how to import spectral data from a text file for direct use inside a light source edit dialog.
  • Optimize Detector Positionpdf514 KiByte05.10.2016This use case demonstrates a very convenient tool for finding an optimized position of detectors. Only PDF.
  • Optimize Detector Positionzip258 KiByte05.10.2016This use case demonstrates a very convenient tool for finding an optimized position of detectors.
  • Off-Axis Parabolic Mirror (Wedge Type)pdf472 KiByte05.10.2016This use case explains the "Off-Axis Parabolic Mirror (Wedge Type)" component of VirtualLab. Only PDF.
  • Off-Axis Parabolic Mirror (Wedge Type)zip202 KiByte05.10.2016This use case explains the "Off-Axis Parabolic Mirror (Wedge Type)" component of VirtualLab.
  • The Grating Order Analyzerpdf1.6 MiByte05.10.2016The analysis of the diffraction efficiencies of gratings is the typical modeling task with gratings. The efficiencies follow from the Rayleigh coefficients. Both quantities are given for each of the diffraction orders of a grating. Only PDF.
  • The Grating Order Analyzerzip1.0 MiByte05.10.2016The analysis of the diffraction efficiencies of gratings is the typical modeling task with gratings. The efficiencies follow from the Rayleigh coefficients. Both quantities are given for each of the diffraction orders of a grating. Zip-file includes use case (pdf) and VirtualLab sample file(s).
  • Import of Measured Spectral Data to a Light Sourcepdf602 KiByte05.10.2016This use case demonstrates how to import spectral data from a text file for direct use inside a light source edit dialog. Only PDF.
  • Specification of Diffraction Orders for Grating Regionspdf458 KiByte28.08.2017Different ways to specify diffraction orders for the grating regions and the corresponding consequences in ray/field tracing. PDF only.
  • Specification of Diffraction Orders for Grating Regionszip332 KiByte28.08.2017Different ways to specify diffraction orders for the grating regions and the corresponding consequences in ray/field tracing. Zip-file includes use case (pdf) and VirtualLab sample file(s).
  • Specification of Diffraction Efficiencies for Grating Regionspdf472 KiByte28.08.2017Diffraction efficiencies for a grating region can be either specified ideally with given values or calculated from real grating structures. PDF only.
  • Specification of Diffraction Efficiencies for Grating Regionszip387 KiByte28.08.2017Diffraction efficiencies for a grating region can be either specified ideally with given values or calculated from real grating structures. Zip-file includes use case (pdf) and VirtualLab sample file(s).
  • Channel Setting for Non- sequential Tracingpdf737 KiByte28.08.2017Explanation to the concept of channels, definition of channels on different levels, and how the channels settings influence the non-sequential tracing in VirtualLab. PDF only.
  • Channel Setting for Non- sequential Tracingzip714 KiByte28.08.2017Explanation to the concept of channels, definition of channels on different levels, and how the channels settings influence the non-sequential tracing in VirtualLab. Zip-file includes use case (pdf) and VirtualLab sample file(s).
  • Flexible Region Configurationpdf476 KiByte30.08.2017A short guide on the generation of regions by using different manners, and their use in different applications, e.g., the diffractive optics merit functions detector. PDF Only.
  • Flexible Region Configurationzip289 KiByte30.08.2017A short guide on the generation of regions by using different manners, and their use in different applications, e.g., the diffractive optics merit functions detector. Zip-file includes use case (pdf) and VirtualLab sample file(s).

Feature Use Cases - Simulation

  • Geometric Field Tracing through an Off-Axis Parabolic Mirrorpdf0.9 MiByte05.10.2016This use case demonstrates how the Geometric Field Tracing Plus engine can be used to calculate the spot in the focus of an off-axis parabolic mirror. Only PDF.
  • Geometric Field Tracing through an Off-Axis Parabolic Mirrorzip600 KiByte05.10.2016This use case demonstrates how the Geometric Field Tracing Plus engine can be used to calculate the spot in the focus of an off-axis parabolic mirror.
  • High NA Lens System - Analysis by Ray Tracingzip465 KiByte05.10.2016This use case demonstrates how VirtualLab can be used to analyze a lens system with a high numerical aperture. We will discuss the 3D ray skeletton as well as the two dimensional spot diagrams before and directly in the focus. In addition VirtualLab can be used to measure the spot size of the spot in the focal plane.
  • High NA Lens System - Analysis by Geometric Field Tracing Pluspdf2.0 MiByte05.10.2016This use case shows the capability of the geometric field tracing plus engine to calculate the light distribution generated by a lens system with a high numerical aperture. It is shown that all harmonic field components are available within the geometric field tracing plus engine. We will also use the result of the geometric field tracings plus engine and to perform a diffractive propagation step to calculate the diffraction spot within the focal plane. Only PDF.
  • Evaluation of Field Components using Geometric Field Tracing Pluszip1.0 MiByte05.10.2016This use case explains the usage of the Geometric Field Tracing Plus engine to get access to the electromagnet field information of the propagated field in a detector plane.
  • Interferometer Analysis with Geometric Field Tracingpdf0.9 MiByte05.10.2016This use case demonstrates the usage of the Geometric Field Tracing Plus engine to analyze an interferometer. Also temporal coherence will be discussed. Only PDF.
  • Interferometer Analysis with Geometric Field Tracingzip670 KiByte05.10.2016This use case demonstrates the usage of the Geometric Field Tracing Plus engine to analyze an interferometer. Also temporal coherence will be discussed.
  • High NA Lens System - Analysis by Ray Tracingpdf708 KiByte05.10.2016This use case demonstrates how VirtualLab can be used to analyze a lens system with a high numerical aperture. We will discuss the 3D ray skeletton as well as the two dimensional spot diagrams before and directly in the focus. In addition VirtualLab can be used to measure the spot size of the spot in the focal plane. Only PDF.
  • Ray Tracing Analysis of High NA Collimation Systemzip623 KiByte05.10.2016This use case demonstrates how the Ray Tracing engine within VirtualLab can be used to evaluate the performance of a collimating lens system with a high numerical aperture. The 2D and 3D ray tracing analysis are shown. In addition a programmable detector is used to evaluate the following customized merit functions on the ray tracing result: The wave front error per ray and also the RMS value of the wave front error for collimated light.
  • High NA Lens System - Analysis by Geometric Field Tracing Pluszip1.7 MiByte05.10.2016This use case shows the capability of the geometric field tracing plus engine to calculate the light distribution generated by a lens system with a high numerical aperture. It is shown that all harmonic field components are available within the geometric field tracing plus engine. We will also use the result of the geometric field tracings plus engine and to perform a diffractive propagation step to calculate the diffraction spot within the focal plane.
  • Ray Tracing Analysis of High NA Collimation Systempdf878 KiByte05.10.2016This use case demonstrates how the Ray Tracing engine within VirtualLab can be used to evaluate the performance of a collimating lens system with a high numerical aperture. The 2D and 3D ray tracing analysis are shown. In addition a programmable detector is used to evaluate the following customized merit functions on the ray tracing result: The wave front error per ray and also the RMS value of the wave front error for collimated light. Only PDF.
  • Evaluation of Field Components using Geometric Field Tracing Pluspdf1.3 MiByte05.10.2016This use case explains the usage of the Geometric Field Tracing Plus engine to get access to the electromagnet field information of the propagated field in a detector plane. Only PDF.
  • Construction and Modeling of GRIN Lenspdf0.9 MiByte28.08.2017Construction of an imaging system with a graded-index (GRIN) lens, and introduction of ray and field tracing analysis of this imaging system. PDF Only.
  • Construction and Modeling of GRIN Lenszip738 KiByte28.08.2017Construction of an imaging system with a graded-index (GRIN) lens, and introduction of ray and field tracing analysis of this imaging system. Zip-file includes use case (pdf) and VirtualLab sample file(s).
  • Usage of Focal Length Analyzerpdf704 KiByte28.08.2017Calculatethe effective focal length and the back focal length of a real component in an optical system. PDF only.
  • Usage of Focal Length Analyzerzip647 KiByte28.08.2017Calculatethe effective focal length and the back focal length of a real component in an optical system. Zip-file includes use case (pdf) and VirtualLab sample file(s).
  • How to Use Simulation Settingspdf366 KiByte28.08.2017This Use Case describes the meaning and the usage of the simulation settings regarding the global accuracy of the 2nd Generation Field Tracing and the non-sequential tracing. PDF only.
  • Parametric Optimization of a Half-symmetric Two-mirror Resonatorpdf649 KiByte28.08.2017Construction of a two-mirror laser resonator in a half-symmetric configuration, and use of parametric optimization to find the mirror curvature for a desired output bean size. PDF only
  • Parametric Optimization of a Half-symmetric Two-mirror Resonatorzip561 KiByte28.08.2017Construction of a two-mirror laser resonator in a half-symmetric configuration, and use of parametric optimization to find the mirror curvature for a desired output bean size. Zip-file includes use case (pdf) and VirtualLab sample file(s).
  • Usage of PSF/ MTF Detectorpdf577 KiByte28.08.2017Easily access to the point spread function (PSF) and the modulation transfer function (MTF) of an imagingsystem. PDF only.
  • Usage of PSF/ MTF Detectorzip421 KiByte28.08.2017Easily access to the point spread function (PSF) and the modulation transfer function (MTF) of an imagingsystem. Zip-file includes use case (pdf) and VirtualLab sample file(s).
  • Usage of Distortion Analyzerpdf624 KiByte28.08.2017Precise analysis of distortion aberration of a lens component. The plotting of distortion versus angles can be obtained easily. It is very helpful for designing lenses and take the field distortion during a parametric optimization into account. PDF only.
  • Usage of Distortion Analyzerzip455 KiByte28.08.2017Precise analysis of distortion aberration of a lens component. The plotting of distortion versus angles can be obtained easily. It is very helpful for designing lenses and take the field distortion during a parametric optimization into account. Zip-file includes use case (pdf) and VirtualLab sample file(s).
  • Usage of Field Curvature Analyzerpdf528 KiByte30.08.2017Precise analysis of field curvature of a lens component. The plotting of field curvature versus angles can be obtained easily. PDF only
  • Usage of Field Curvature Analyzerzip366 KiByte30.08.2017Precise analysis of field curvature of a lens component. The plotting of field curvature versus angles can be obtained easily. Zip-file includes use case (pdf) and VirtualLab sample file(s).
  • Usage of Camera Detectorpdf579 KiByte30.08.2017Evaluation of the real color and false color intensity by the usage of the Camera Detector.
  • Usage of Camera Detectorzip402 KiByte30.08.2017Evaluation of the real color and false color intensity by the usage of the Camera Detector. Zip-file includes use case (pdf) and VirtualLab sample file(s).
  • Electromagnetic Field Detectorpdf833 KiByte30.08.2017By fast physical optic simulation it is possible to evaluate the electromagnetic field within the simulation. The electromagnetic field detector allow the evaluation of the field.
  • Electromagnetic Field Detectorzip635 KiByte30.08.2017By fast physical optic simulation it is possible to evaluate the electromagnetic field within the simulation. The electromagnetic field detector allow the evaluation of the field. Zip-file includes use case (pdf) and VirtualLab sample file(s).
  • High-NA Objective Lens Focusingpdf1.3 MiByte12.09.2017How does light propagate through the high-NA objective lens to the focal plane? What does light look like in the focal plane? PDF only.
  • High-NA Objective Lens Focusingzip1.2 MiByte12.09.2017How does light propagate through the high-NA objective lens to the focal plane? What does light look like in the focal plane? Zip-file includes use case (pdf) and VirtualLab sample file(s).

Feature Use Cases - Tools & Handling

  • Import of Bitmap- and ASCII-Datazip562 KiByte05.10.2016This use case explains how to import bitmap data or ASCII data to a data array for further use within VirtualLab.
  • Import of Bitmap- and ASCII-Datapdf856 KiByte05.10.2016This use case explains how to import bitmap data or ASCII data to a data array for further use within VirtualLab.
  • Using Floyd-Steinberg Quantizationpdf582 KiByte05.10.2016This use case explains how to use the Floyd-Steinberg quantization algorithm.
  • Using Floyd-Steinberg Quantizationzip566 KiByte05.10.2016This use case explains how to use the Floyd-Steinberg quantization algorithm.
  • Convolutionpdf565 KiByte05.10.2016This use case demonstrates the convolution of two 2‑dimensional Numerical Data Arrays.
  • Convolutionzip1.6 MiByte05.10.2016This use case demonstrates the convolution of two 2‑dimensional Numerical Data Arrays.
  • Periodic Replicatepdf456 KiByte05.10.2016This use case explains how data arrays can be replicated periodically. Only PDF.
  • Periodic Replicatezip201 KiByte05.10.2016This use case explains how data arrays can be replicated periodically.
  • Focus Finding Toolpdf443 KiByte05.10.2016This use case demonstrates a tool for the detection of a focus position. The detection is done by a ray tracing approach. The tool has several options to be configured. Only PDF.
  • Focus Finding Toolzip164 KiByte05.10.2016This use case demonstrates a tool for the detection of a focus position. The detection is done by a ray tracing approach. The tool has several options to be configured.
  • Calculators in VirtualLabpdf579 KiByte05.10.2016This use case introduces Calculators which can evaluate and visualize several basic equations and thus help to interpret more complex simulations.
  • Spherical Lens Calculatorpdf0.9 MiByte05.10.2016This use case demonstrates how to use the calculator for spherical lenses. The calculator can be used to evaluate the easy lens equations, including the lens maker equation. PDF only.
  • Spherical Lens Calculatorzip648 KiByte05.10.2016This use case demonstrates how to use the calculator for spherical lenses. The calculator can be used to evaluate the easy lens equations, including the lens maker equation. Zip-file includes use case (pdf) and VirtualLab sample file(s).
  • Customizable Help for Programmable Elementspdf322 KiByte28.08.2017VirtualLab provides multiple tools to program your custom sources, components, detectors etc. The Help document allows to save additional information about these user-defined elements and make it easy to track, share and distribute. PDF only.
  • Position and Orientation Information Display Controlpdf482 KiByte28.08.2017An brief instruction on the control of position and orientation information display in VirtualLab. PDF only.
  • Animation Generation from Chromatic Fields Sets in Parameter Runpdf1.0 MiByte28.08.2017This use case shows how to convert Chromatic Fields Sets into an animation in Parameter Run. PDF only.
  • Animation Generation from Chromatic Fields Sets in Parameter Runzip9.5 MiByte28.08.2017This use case shows how to convert Chromatic Fields Sets into an animation in Parameter Run. Zip-file includes use case (pdf) and VirtualLab sample file(s).
  • Data Array Import with Saved Settingspdf1.0 MiByte30.08.2017How VirtualLabcan import multiple Data-Arrays an efficient way with the saved settings. PDF only.
  • Data Array Import with Saved Settingszip6.5 MiByte30.08.2017How VirtualLabcan import multiple Data-Arrays an efficient way with the saved settings. Zip-file includes use case (pdf) and VirtualLab sample file(s).
  • Light Path Information Exportpdf500 KiByte30.08.2017In VirtualLab you can export a summary of all your parameters per XML File. PDF only.
  • Wavefront Error Detectorpdf660 KiByte30.08.2017One very important criteria for the quality of imagine system is the wavefronterror. We will show how wavefronterrors can be measured using VirtualLab. PDF only.
  • Wavefront Error Detectorzip485 KiByte30.08.2017One very important criteria for the quality of imagine system is the wavefronterror. We will show how wavefronterrors can be measured using VirtualLab. Zip-file includes use case (pdf) and VirtualLab sample file(s).
  • Usage of Field Curvature Analyzerpdf528 KiByte30.08.2017Precise analysis of field curvature of a lens component. The plotting of field curvature versus angles can be obtained easily. PDF only.
  • Usage of Field Curvature Analyzerzip366 KiByte30.08.2017Precise analysis of field curvature of a lens component. The plotting of field curvature versus angles can be obtained easily. Zip-file includes use case (pdf) and VirtualLab sample file(s).
  • Import Optical Systems from Zemaxpdf688 KiByte12.09.2017Importing an off- axis optical system from Zemax. PDF only.
  • Import Optical Systems from Zemaxzip510 KiByte12.09.2017Importing an off- axis optical system from Zemax. Zip-file includes use case (pdf) and VirtualLab sample file(s).
  • Export Systems and Components into STL / IGES Formatpdf709 KiByte12.09.2017How to export system (like lens system, prism system and mirror system) and components (like lens, prism and mirror) from VirtualLab Fusion into STL and IGES format. PDF only.
  • Export Systems and Components into STL / IGES Formatzip610 KiByte12.09.2017How to export system (like lens system, prism system and mirror system) and components (like lens, prism and mirror) from VirtualLab Fusion into STL and IGES format. Zip-file includes use case (pdf) and VirtualLab sample file(s).
  • Import of Zemax Beam Filespdf1.2 MiByte12.09.2017Importing Zemax beam file and further propagation of the imported field in VirtualLab. PDF only.
  • Import of Zemax Beam Fileszip19.2 MiByte12.09.2017Importing Zemax beam file and further propagation of the imported field in VirtualLab. Zip-file includes use case (pdf) and VirtualLab sample file(s).

Tutorial - Configuration

  • Light Path Diagram Conceptpdf473 KiByte05.10.2016This use case explains the basic concept of the Light Path Diagram (LPD) consisting of two separate windows for the setup of optical systems.
  • Positioning and Orientation of Elementspdf1.2 MiByte05.10.2016This use case explains the basic concept of how optical elements are positioned and oriented within an optical system.
  • Light Sources in VirtualLabpdf676 KiByte05.10.2016The use case explains how light sources are configured to simulate different radiation in a plane. In general VirtualLab differs between basic and partial coherent sources.
  • Light Sources Catalogpdf463 KiByte05.10.2016The use case demonstrates the usage of the light source catalog. It is also shown how the light source catalog can be accessed from the light path diagram.
  • Real Components in VirtualLabpdf636 KiByte05.10.2016VirtualLab differs between idealized and real components. Real components have a real structure definition and the propagation through the structure can be defined. This use case shows how real components can be added to the light path diagram. It also demonstrate the edit options for real components. Further information on the setup of the propagation techniques to analyze the component will be discussed.
  • Materials Catalogpdf490 KiByte05.10.2016This use case demonstrates how the material catalog can be used within VirtualLab. An overview of the possibilities to access material information will be given. It is shown how materials can be load from catalog and saved for further using.
  • Media Catalogpdf526 KiByte05.10.2016This use case explains how the media catalog of VirtualLab shall be used. Media can be homogeneous or inhomogeneous. The media catalog allows to store media into a database which can be accessed for specifying components or free space regions.
  • Pulse Simulation – Generationpdf467 KiByte05.10.2016The use case shall discuss the possibilities to define a pulse in VirtualLab. Different options of definition will be explained. Further usage of the generated pulse document to define the spectral distribution of a light source will be illustrated.
  • Pulse Simulation – Pulse Evaluationzip358 KiByte05.10.2016This use case demonstrates the usage of the pulse evaluation detector. The pulse evaluation detector is a light path element which can be added into the light path diagram and used for the evaluation of the pulse shape. The detector enable the user to generate pulse information for the Ex, Ey or Ez component of the electromagnetic field. It is possible to generate the pulse information within 1D, 2D or 3D.
  • Pulse Simulation – Temporal Dispersionpdf658 KiByte05.10.2016The use case demonstrate the effect of material dispersion on pulse propagation. It demonstrates the modeling of a pulse through 100 mm in BK7 vs Air. The central wavelength of the pulse is 800 nm. Different pulse lengths are evaluated: 5, 10, 15 fs. PDF only.
  • Pulse Simulation – Temporal Dispersionzip363 KiByte05.10.2016The use case demonstrate the effect of material dispersion on pulse propagation. It demonstrates the modeling of a pulse through 100 mm in BK7 vs Air. The central wavelength of the pulse is 800 nm. Different pulse lengths are evaluated: 5, 10, 15 fs.
  • Optimize Detector Positionpdf514 KiByte05.10.2016This use case demonstrates a very convenient tool for finding an optimized position of detectors. PDF only.
  • Optimize Detector Positionzip258 KiByte05.10.2016This use case demonstrates a very convenient tool for finding an optimized position of detectors.

Tutorial - Simulation

  • Pulse Simulation – Pulse Evaluationzip358 KiByte05.10.2016This use case demonstrates the usage of the pulse evaluation detector. The pulse evaluation detector is a light path element which can be added into the light path diagram and used for the evaluation of the pulse shape. The detector enable the user to generate pulse information for the Ex, Ey or Ez component of the electromagnetic field. It is possible to generate the pulse information within 1D, 2D or 3D.
  • Usage of the Parameter Runpdf611 KiByte05.10.2016This use case gives an overview of the Parameter Run document.
  • Parameteric Optimization using the Ray Tracing Enginepdf846 KiByte05.10.2016This use case demonstrate how VirtualLab can be used to perform a parametric optimization using the ray tracing engine. Only PDF.
  • Parameteric Optimization using the Ray Tracing Enginezip554 KiByte05.10.2016This use case demonstrate how VirtualLab can be used to perform a parametric optimization using the ray tracing engine.
  • Pulse Simulation – Pulse Evaluationpdf651 KiByte05.10.2016This use case demonstrates the usage of the pulse evaluation detector. The pulse evaluation detector is a light path element which can be added into the light path diagram and used for the evaluation of the pulse shape. The detector enable the user to generate pulse information for the Ex, Ey or Ez component of the electromagnetic field. It is possible to generate the pulse information within 1D, 2D or 3D.
  • Settings and Result Displays of the Ray Tracing Enginepdf1.1 MiByte05.10.2016This use case explains the configuration options and the result displays of the Ray Tracing Engine. Only PDF.
  • Settings and Result Displays of the Ray Tracing Enginezip802 KiByte05.10.2016This use case explains the configuration options and the result displays of the Ray Tracing Engine.
  • Settings and Result Displays of the Ray Tracing System Analyzer Enginepdf452 KiByte05.10.2016This use case explains the configuration options and the result displays of the Ray Tracing System Analyzer Engine. PDF only.
  • Settings and Result Displays of the Ray Tracing System Analyzer Enginezip181 KiByte05.10.2016This use case explains the configuration options and the result displays of the Ray Tracing System Analyzer Engine.

Tutorial - Tools & Handling

  • Set up Global Options in VirtualLabpdf587 KiByte05.10.2016This use case describes the basics about the global options dialog of VirtualLab.
  • Performance Settings - Recommendationspdf381 KiByte05.10.2016This use case explains the configuration option on the "Performance" tab of the global options dialog and gives some clues what settings might be suitable.
  • Structure of VirtualLab User Interfacepdf677 KiByte05.10.2016The use case gives a basic description of the general structure of the user interface of VirtualLab. The usage of documents will be shown as well as permanent and document-specific ribbons. Also the additional support windows (like property browser) will be illustrated.
  • Quick Access Toolbarpdf529 KiByte05.10.2016This use case demonstrates how to use the quick access toolbar for often used commands.
  • Data Array Ribbonspdf537 KiByte05.10.2016This use case explains the document specific ribbons for data arrays. Data arrays are of central concern within VirtualLab, because they are the numerical object to stored data. An overview of the view options, manipulations tools and detectors for data arrays will be given.
  • Usage of the Property Browserpdf430 KiByte05.10.2016The property browser can be used to access additional information for the active document. The use case explain the general structure of the property browser. The property browser will be discussed on the example for 2D data arrays.
  • Catalog Conceptpdf444 KiByte05.10.2016This use case explains the basic catalog concept. It explains how the catalogs can be accessed in general. An overview of all available catalogs is given.
  • Light Sources Catalogpdf463 KiByte05.10.2016The use case demonstrates the usage of the light source catalog. It is also shown how the light source catalog can be accessed from the light path diagram.
  • Media Catalogpdf526 KiByte05.10.2016This use case explains how the media catalog of VirtualLab shall be used. Media can be homogeneous or inhomogeneous. The media catalog allows to store media into a database which can be accessed for specifying components or free space regions.
  • Interfaces Catalogpdf815 KiByte05.10.2016The use case demonstrates the usage of the interfaces catalog of VirtualLab. Interfaces are used to define inhomogeous regions within a system. The interface catalog allow to benefit from the usage of pre-defined catalog entries. It is also shown how user-defined interfaces can be stored into the interface catalog.
  • Parameter Overviewpdf672 KiByte05.10.2016This use case introduces the Parameter Overview dialog which allows you to set all numerical parameters within a Light Path Diagram at once.
  • Parameter Overviewzip372 KiByte05.10.2016This use case introduces the Parameter Overview dialog which allows you to set all numerical parameters within a Light Path Diagram at once.
  • Import of Bitmap- and ASCII-Datapdf856 KiByte05.10.2016This use case explains how to import bitmap data or ASCII data to a data array for further use within VirtualLab.
  • Import of Bitmap- and ASCII-Datazip562 KiByte05.10.2016This use case explains how to import bitmap data or ASCII data to a data array for further use within VirtualLab.
  • Using and Understanding Complex Histogramszip6.4 MiByte05.10.2016This explains how complex histograms of harmonic fields are to be interpreted.
  • Creating Nice 1D-Diagramspdf870 KiByte05.10.2016This use case demonstrates how to configure 1D diagrams in a way they meet the demands of an appealing presentation.
  • Creating Nice 1D-Diagramszip548 KiByte05.10.2016This use case demonstrates how to configure 1D diagrams in a way they meet the demands of an appealing presentation.
  • Creating Nice 2D-Diagramspdf2.1 MiByte05.10.2016This use case demonstrates how to configure diagrams in a way they meet the demands of an appealing presentation. Diagrams are used to visualize for example numerical data arrays. PDF only.
  • Settings and Result Displays of the Ray Tracing Enginepdf1.1 MiByte05.10.2016This use case explains the configuration options and the result displays of the Ray Tracing Engine. PDF only.
  • Settings and Result Displays of the Ray Tracing Enginezip802 KiByte05.10.2016This use case explains the configuration options and the result displays of the Ray Tracing Engine.
  • Settings and Result Displays of the Ray Tracing System Analyzer Enginepdf452 KiByte05.10.2016This use case explains the configuration options and the result displays of the Ray Tracing System Analyzer Engine. PDF only.
  • Settings and Result Displays of the Ray Tracing System Analyzer Enginezip181 KiByte05.10.2016This use case explains the configuration options and the result displays of the Ray Tracing System Analyzer Engine.
  • Combine Chromatic Fields Setspdf447 KiByte05.10.2016This use case illustrates the usage of a module for the combination of two chromatic fields sets (CFSs). PDF only.
  • Combine Chromatic Fields Setszip331 KiByte05.10.2016This use case illustrates the usage of a module for the combination of two chromatic fields sets (CFSs).
  • Calculators in VirtualLabpdf579 KiByte05.10.2016This use case introduces Calculators which can evaluate and visualize several basic equations and thus help to interpret more complex simulations.
  • Multigraph Mode for 1D Numerical Data Arrayspdf490 KiByte05.10.2016This use case demonstrates how to use the Multigraph Mode for diagrams showing 1D Numerical Data Arrays. Several setup options will be discussed. The use case also explains the specification of default values for the Multigraph Mode via the Global Options dialog. PDF only.
  • Multigraph Mode for 1D Numerical Data Arrayszip204 KiByte05.10.2016This use case demonstrates how to use the Multigraph Mode for diagrams showing 1D Numerical Data Arrays. Several setup options will be discussed. The use case also explains the specification of default values for the Multigraph Mode via the Global Options dialog. Zip-file includes use case (pdf) and VirtualLab sample file(s).

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