Ray Optics Blog Posts
The Quest for Clarity: Tracing Rays in 3 Telescope Designs
The Keck telescope includes a parabolic reflective surface made up of 36 separate interlocking mirrors. Learn more about this and 2 other popular telescope designs via ray tracing simulation.
2 Video Discussions on Multiphysics Simulation of Optics and Photonics
John Wallace, senior editor at Laser Focus World, and Chris Boucher, technical product manager at COMSOL, discuss the use of multiphysics simulation in the optics R&D community. Take a look…
Computational Electromagnetics Modeling: Which Module to Use?
If you work with a particular electromagnetic device or application area, you might be wondering which module in the COMSOL product suite is right for you. Keep reading for a comprehensive intro.
Zeiss, Abbe, and the Evolution of Microscopes and Optical Research
The story of Carl Zeiss and Ernst Abbe involves a picturesque town in Germany, compound microscopes, and a hammer and anvil. See for yourself with a glimpse into the history of optical research.
Studying the Polarization of Light with a Fresnel Rhomb Simulation
A Fresnel rhomb is a simple optical system for studying light polarization. Follow along as we simulate linearly, elliptically, and circularly polarized incident light in a Fresnel rhomb.
How to Perform a STOP Analysis with COMSOL Multiphysics®
Interested in structural-thermal-optical performance (STOP) analysis? We go over the theory, background, and how to perform such an analysis in the Ray Optics Module.
Studying Presbyopia with an Optomechanical Model of the Human Eye
You have to see this multiphysics simulation research: To help combat the effects of presbyopia in aging eyes, Kejako built a 3D optomechanical model of a full human eye.
How to Create Complex Lens Geometries for Ray Optics Simulations
Learn how to set up the model geometry for a complex lens system in a way that ensures an effective and successful ray optics simulation.
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