Improvements to coherence and polarization simulations in LightTools 2023.03 enable more accurate light source behavior modeling for AR/VR and microLED designs.
Source polarization has been improved to simplify the polarization input and allow you to control the starting phase of the polarization state. After you enable polarization for the source, you can select one of three polarization types: Jones, Ellipse, or Stokes. Depending on your selection, the other input fields become read-only and display the polarization state in different but equivalent forms. This selection is available for both incoherent and coherent cases.
To assist with coherent simulations, you can now view data from the coherent field in a new tab added for illuminance meshes. When coherent ray tracing is enabled, the Field Data tab allows you to view the magnitude and phase data collected by the receiver.