FRED is a simulation tool that can be used for virtually any optical application. FRED’s strength lies in its non-sequential simulation through complex systems (i.e., from the beam source to the imaging plane or detector). It is possible to simulate the propagation of coherent light (Gaussian beam decomposition) and incoherent light (e.g., LEDs). FRED’s large scope of application and 3D display make it a flexible raytracing simulation tool for inexperienced users as well as for experienced specialists.
In keeping with this, classic areas of application for FRED raytracing software are imaging and illumination systems, scattered light and ghost analysis, simulation, and optimization.
FRED is a tool for optical simulation for a very broad scope of applications.
In this training you will do practical exercises with the currrent FRED-version on your own notebook and you will learn about the features and the background of the software.
Photon Engineering’s tutorial on Physical Optics Modeling (POM) is an intensive 3-day instruction covering wave propagation, polarization, interference, diffraction and partial coherence as they relate to applications in optical engineering.
This short course is not taught with a particular software package in mind; the techniques and discussion topics are generic to the field of stray light.
You think that FRED could help with your problem and would like to test the software yourself first?
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