- You can now display charts in the Design Feature Manager for the following Fresnel loss data: Total Transmission, Input Surface Transmission, Output Surface Transmission, Surface Transmission, and Exit Angle.
Improved Analysis Features for Biomedical Optics and Horticultural Lighting
Improved capabilities for defining the scattering interaction distance has been added to the Henyey-Greenstein, Gegenbauer, and User-Defined Volume scattering particles. In addition to the Mean Free Path (MFP) definition available in previous releases, it is now possible to define the scattering distance using the Scattering Coefficient and Reduced Scattering Coefficient definitions, which are commonly used in industries such as Biomedical Optics. Data can be added and easily converted between the three definitions in a wavelength-dependent grid in LightTools. The Scattering Coefficient and Reduced Scattering Coefficient are related to the Mean Free Path by:
Scattering Coefficient (μs) = 1/MFP
Reduced Scattering Coefficient (μs’) = (1-g1)/MFP where g1 is the anisotropy factor of the particle phase function.
You can now evaluate your optical system performance in units of photon flux, which is a typical unit for horticultural lighting design and has been used in some quantum systems.
- Model Reference Coordinate Systems - You can specify a Model Reference Coordinate system for positioning points, solids, sources, receivers, and NS Rays. Based on any user-entered or imported coordinate system, the Reference Coordinates are displayed on the Coordinates tab for each entity’s properties.