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Non-sequential modeling of commercial dichroic beamsplitters using Zemax
Author(s): Alberto Asensio Campazas; Marcos X. Álvarez Cid
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we describe a novel methodology for modeling the coating of commercial dichroic beamsplitters based on Zemax optical design software operating in non-sequential mode. The key aspect of this approach is a software routine that automates the generation of the coating definition files, provided data delivered by the manufacturer is available. Different formats are accepted: spreadsheets, text files and graph plots. In order to assess the validity of the coating characterization, a multispectral system was simulated and tested in laboratory. The estimated efficiency of the camera sensors and intensity irradiance were obtained. A comparison of the simulated and experimental results is presented, showing the good performance of the simulation in terms of low cost and error close to real performance, which enables a suitable method for fast prototyping.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 September 2015
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9626, Optical Systems Design 2015: Optical Design and Engineering VI, 96260C (23 September 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2191308
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Alberto Asensio Campazas, AIMEN Technology Ctr. (Spain)
Marcos X. Álvarez Cid, AIMEN Technology Ctr. (Spain)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9626:
Optical Systems Design 2015: Optical Design and Engineering VI
Laurent Mazuray; Rolf Wartmann; Andrew P. Wood, Editor(s)

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