Optical Reference Material
Information regarding general photonics and optical issues:
Calculators & Interactive Graphs
Calculates necessary thickness of layer to create a waveguide.
Uses Interactive calculator and graph to find the optimal AR Parameters.
Input wavelength of incident light, grating spacing, angle of incident light, and the distance from
the grating to the screen, then the calculator will output the various modes where constructive interference
will cause a light band to appear.
Calculator and Graph showing Percentage of power reflected given certain parameters.
Calculates essential fiber parameters such as: Numerical Aperature, V-number, Mode Field Diameter and more.
Includes chart depicting gaussian power distribution inside the core of the fiber.
Calculates the necessary grating period to get a predetermined wavelength reflected back.
Calculates angle of Lloyd mirror setup for specified FBG periods.
Look up Tables
Returns the effective index of a certain material at a specified wavelength.
Lists and graphs the effective index and extinction coefficient of a materials on a range of wavelengths
Determines the visible color for silicion dioxide and nitride films given the film thickness and viewing angle.
Nomograph shows relation between frequency and wavelength.
Tutorial on ABCD matrix analysis (also known as Ray transfer matrix analysis).
Describes holographic process for developing FBGs.
Includes images and information on optical fiber and connectors
Includes PDF files of several fiber optic standards
Tutorial on Lens where thickness is negligible compared to its focal length
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