Optical Simulation: Why, How and What?
Optical simulation is an essential foundation for innovation in many fields. It offers our customers a unique opportunity to better understand and explore concepts, and to observe phenomena that would otherwise be inaccessible to direct observation. Our teams of engineers work with a variety of players in a wide range of sectors to bring their complex projects to a successful conclusion.
Optical simulation is an invaluable tool for predicting the behavior of light in a variety of optical systems, including lenses, mirrors, optical fibers, sensors, displays and more. It plays a crucial role in optimizing the design of these systems by providing detailed information on how light propagates, reflects, refracts, diffracts, and interacts with materials.
Why Optical Simulation?
Here are just a few reasons why optical simulation is important:
Optical simulation is crucial to the design of products such as imaging devices, spectroscopes and metrology. It guarantees design reliability, predicts optical performance, and solves problems before prototyping, reducing costs and lead times. It also optimizes lighting systems, contributes to the adaptive optics used in telescopes and microscopes, and is essential for studying complex optical phenomena.
How does Optical Simulation work?
In short, good optical simulation involves precisely defining the optical system, choosing the appropriate simulation software, creating the model, defining the boundary conditions and simulation parameters, running the simulation, analyzing the results and making adjustments if necessary.
What are the fields of application for Optical Simulation?
Example of an Optical Project
Optical simulation is used in the design of optical fibers for high-speed communication networks. It optimizes the transmission of light over long distances and through complex fiber connections, improving the efficiency of telecommunications networks.
Optical simulation is used to model the propagation of laser beams in various environments. This includes the design of laser cutting systems, laser communication systems, and high-precision laser measurement systems.
Optical simulation is used to design video and lighting projectors used in the entertainment industry. It optimizes image and video projection on complex surfaces, guaranteeing outstanding image quality.
A stereotype of hydraulic engineering, and a component of virtually all equipment requiring fluid circulation, turbomachinery such as pumps and turbines are complex systems whose operation depends on a multitude of fluidic phenomena, including turbulence, cavitation and lubrication. Using state-of-the-art numerical methods, our CFD experts will support you in the design and evaluation of your hydraulic systems, and help you optimize their performance.