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Robust tool for simulation and modeling of complex optical systems: ROSA (real optical system analysis)
Author(s): Josep Arasa; Carlos Pizarro; Cristina Cadevall; Nuria Tomas; J. Fernandez
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Paper Abstract

In optical design is desirable that simulation and experimental set-up are as close as possible. We have developed our environment to simulate and to model complex optical systems (ROSA), which could contain non-optical elements. This environment is a robust tool for simulation, analysis and optimization of complex optical systems with an easy custom modeling by designer. ROSA has four basic ideas: geometrical description of the elements involved, electromagnetic ray description, free-full modeling by designer of geometrical and optical descriptions, and the possibility to use source structure. These concepts allows to consider non-optics elements in the simulation process and to follow the flux propagation around the optical system. With this tool it is possible to obtain this flux and different kind of information at every point of the optical system. In this work, we present this tool and also some simulation examples. In those examples we have obtained dray tracing taking into account multiple reflections, energetic distribution at different wave lengths, and the photometric distribution of a light source.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 August 1999
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3737, Design and Engineering of Optical Systems II, (27 August 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.359999
Show Author Affiliations
Josep Arasa, Univ. Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain)
Carlos Pizarro, Univ. Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain)
Cristina Cadevall, Univ. Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain)
Nuria Tomas, Univ. Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain)
J. Fernandez, TROLL Iluminacion (Spain)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3737:
Design and Engineering of Optical Systems II
Fritz Merkle, Editor(s)

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