Physical Optics Simulation in Matlab for High-Performance Systems

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Two advanced optical system applications are implemented in a Matlab™ based simulation engine. The applications are aligning a micro-optic fiber coupler and scanning an optical disk with a readout system having an effective numerical aperture of 1.8. Many phenomena, like scalar diffraction, vector diffraction, addition of aberrations, thin-film interactions, and Babinet decomposition are described in the examples. A powerful graphical user interface (GUI) is also described that allows users to define optical elements, program operations and control program flow. Users can also easily interface custom field operations to the simulation engine.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)246-250
Number of pages5
JournalOptical Review
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2003


  • Fiber coupling
  • Laser alignment
  • Optical data storage0
  • Optical simulation
  • Physical optics
  • Solid immersion lens

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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