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The Ray Optics Module is an add-on to the COMSOL Multiphysics® software that allows you to model electromagnetic wave propagation with a ray tracing approach. The propagating waves are treated as rays that can be reflected, refracted, or absorbed at boundaries in the model geometry. This treatment of electromagnetic radiation uses approximations that are appropriate when the geometry is large compared to the wavelength.
Combining the Ray Optics Module with other modules from the COMSOL® product suite enables ray tracing in temperature gradients and deformed geometries, allowing for high-fidelity structural-thermal-optical performance (STOP) analysis within a single simulation environment.
The Ray Optics Module provides tools for specialised ray optics modelling when combined with the core functionality of the COMSOL Multiphysics® software platform.
Included with the Ray Optics Module:
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After building a ray optics model, there are a host of further opportunities available with the Application Builder that further simplify the simulation workflow. For instance, you can restrict the inputs and control the outputs of your model, parameterize the model geometry, and provide templated report generation.
You can use simulation applications to run your own tests more quickly or distribute applications to other members of your team to run their own tests, further freeing up your time and resources for other projects.
The process is simple:
Expand the capabilities of simulation throughout your team, organization, classroom, or customer base by building and using simulation applications.
Optical systems can be extremely sensitive to changes in their environment, especially when operating under extreme conditions such as underwater and outer space. You can create high-fidelity optical simulations using the COMSOL Multiphysics® software and the specialised add-on Ray Optics Module.
The most obvious environmental factor is temperature, since the refractive indices of most materials follow some form of thermo-optic dispersion relation. Physical deformations in the optical system, either due to thermal stress or other applied loads, can also significantly affect the image quality. You can conveniently account for all of these multiphysics phenomena in a single integrated modelling environment, making it easy to conduct coupled structural-thermal-optical performance (STOP) analyses. You can also combine the Ray Optics Module with other add-on modules that offer expanded structural and thermal modelling capability — for example, to account for thermal radiation, conjugate heat transfer, hyperelastic materials, and piezoelectricity.
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