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Simulation Software for simple optics

Simulation Software for simple optics

Simulation Software for simple optics

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.



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:

Calculators (use at your own risk):




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

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?


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

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