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Simulation Software for simple optics

Simulation Software for simple optics

Simulation Software for simple optics

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Hi There!

I'm looking for a software to make simple optic simulations.
I have a plexiglass sheet and would like to simulate the output angle of a light beam depending of the geometry and input angle.

Do you know some software with which I could do this?
If there's a Shareware or Freeware, it'd be really nice.

Cheers!

Trala

RE: Simulation Software for simple optics

Probably easy enough to set up a spread sheet in Excel so that you have some confidence the formula's are correct. freeware is always somewhat suspect until double checked. A quickie search turned up these although my security settings have them come up blank on my PC.

Perhaps a reference for a spread sheet:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snell's_law

Calculators (use at your own risk):

http://www.ndt-ed.org/EducationResources/CommunityCollege/Ultrasonics/Physics/refractionsnells.htm

http://www.webcalc.net/calc/0195.php



 

Harold
SW2009 SP2.0 OPW2009 SP0 Win XP Pro 2002 SP3
Dell 690, Xeon 5160 @3.00GHz, 3.25GB RAM
nVidia Quadro FX4600
www.lumenflow.com

RE: Simulation Software for simple optics

So Trala, did you run your simulation through the software?

If so, perhaps you found the best software for predicting where light will exit a flat plane of plexiglass is a straight edge?

 

Harold
SW2009 SP2.0 OPW2009 SP0 Win XP Pro 2002 SP3
Dell 690, Xeon 5160 @3.00GHz, 3.25GB RAM
nVidia Quadro FX4600
www.lumenflow.com

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