Polarization and Ray Splitting

Polarization and Ray Splitting
This course will describe the tools for polarization and will then look at what happens when a ray splits.
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About This Course

This course includes the following content:

  • Polarization Ray Tracing & Thin Film Coatings
    • Reminder of polarization
    • Tools to analyze polarization in OpticStudio
    • Thin Film coatings: how does it work in OpticStudio
  • Ray Splitting
    • What happens when a ray splits?
  • X Cube Prism Example
    • Example to use our new knowledge on Polarization Ray Tracing & Thin Film Coatings
  • Simple Ray Splitting

Curriculum

  • Before we get started....
Polarization
  • 1. Specifying the Electric Field
  • 2. Jones Matrix
  • 3. How can we read E?
  • 4. Polarization at an Interface: S and P
  • 5. Reflection and Transmission
  • 6. Example of Reflection and Transmission
  • 7. Polarization Aberrations
  • Quiz on Polarization
Thin Film Coatings
  • 8. Introduction on Coatings in OpticStudio
  • 9. Coating Layers
  • 10. Coating Layers - Demonstration
  • 11. Ideal Coatings
  • 12. Table Coatings
  • 13. Encrypted Coatings
  • 14. Summary on Coatings
  • Quiz on Coatings
Face properties
  • 15. What is the Face of an Object?
  • 16. Applying properties to a Face
  • 17. Defining Profiles
Ray Splitting
  • 18. What happens when a ray hits a Face?
  • 19. Simple Ray Splitting
X-Cube Prism
  • 20. What is a X-Cube Prism?
  • 21. Polygon Object
  • 22. Set-up
  • 23. Adding Coatings
  • 24. Characterizing and Optimizing Color
  • 25. Reference Object
Test your knowledge!
  • Polarization and Ray Splitting - Test your knowledge!