LaserCalc is a tool to calculate Gaussian laser beams along a path of optical elements. Up to now the program only knows (thin) lenses and distances. However further elements are going to be added soon. Besides the calculation of single-pass setups, the tool also allows to model (ring-)resonators.
In this case the fundamental TEM00 eigenmode is automatically calculated. In addition the stability of the resonator is derived. Finally the modematcher module tries to find the (nearly-)best solution for the transformation of a beam to given target parameters based on a list of available optical elements. It tries all possible element combinations together with an optimization of the respective distances from each other.
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Countless internal code changes and cleanups.
· The new code allows a much easier integration of new calculation modules and optical elements - the solve button in ModeMatcher is disables now if no OpticEditor is open - fixed bug if resonator stability becomes extremely small (