General features and applications
ThermOpt calculates the wavefront distortion and polarization changes of a
beam propagating through heated active medium; this software is linked to
I-DEAS, a software from SDRC (I-DEAS generates the temperature, strain and
stress distribution of the active medium). The use of other software for thermal
and mechanical calculations required a format conversion of the outputs file to
be used in ThermOpt. ThermOpt also creates phase and birefringence masks. This
masks can be read and used in Commod Pro. Commod Pro takes into account thermal
lensing and depolarisation induced effects.
Calculation of the wavefront distortion and polarization changes are
performed using ray-tracing method.
Depolarisation : transmission through crossed analyser/polarizer
Phase : local phase difference between the two directions of the beam
- Mask of phase
- Mask of birefringence
- Windows 98 / NT / 2000 / XP / Vista / Seven
ThermOpt interface allows to display inputs parameters and 3D results of
wavefront distortion for instance.
ThermOpt and Commod Pro coupling
Representation of mask of phase calculated by ThermOpt througth a cylinder
and used in Commod Pro.