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Optical Engineering

Porting of the transfer-matrix method for multilayer thin-film computations on graphics processing units
Author(s): Steffen Limmer; Dietmar Fey
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Paper Abstract

Thin-film computations are often a time-consuming task during optical design. An efficient way to accelerate these computations with the help of graphics processing units (GPUs) is described. It turned out that significant speed-ups can be achieved. We investigate the circumstances under which the best speed-up values can be expected. Therefore we compare different GPUs among themselves and with a modern CPU. Furthermore, the effect of thickness modulation on the speed-up and the runtime behavior depending on the input data is examined.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 July 2013
PDF: 9 pages
Opt. Eng. 52(7) 075103 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.52.7.075103
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 52, Issue 7
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Steffen Limmer, Friedrich-Alexander-Univ. Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany)
Dietmar Fey, Friedrich-Alexander-Univ. Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany)

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