Package for sequential modeling of optical systems
seq subpackage provides core classes and functions for
sequential optical modeling. A sequential optical model is a sequence of
surfaces and gaps.
The sequential model has this structure
IfcObj Ifc1 Ifc2 Ifc3 ... Ifci-1 IfcImg \ / \ / \ / \ / GObj G1 G2 Gi-1
There are N interfaces and N-1 gaps. The initial configuration has an object and image Surface and an object gap.
The Interface API supports implementation of an optical action, such as refraction, reflection, scatter, diffraction, etc. The Interface may be realized as a physical profile separating the adjacent gaps or an idealized object, such as a thin lens or 2 point HOE.
The Gap class maintains a simple separation (z translation) and the medium filling the gap. More complex coordinate transformations are handled through the Interface API.
Modules comprising the sequential optical modeling capability include:
- Sequential optical model:
- Interface and gap modules:
- Modules for specialized optical behavior: