Lesson 1: Getting Started

Creating a Basic Project

To create a basic project, perform the following procedure. Step Action 1 On the Tools toolbar, select Snap-to-Grid (see Figure 16). 2 From the Draw menu, select Linear Waveguide. The cursor changes into a cross-hair when you move it into the project layout window. 3 To draw the first waveguide, in the project layout window,…

Inserting the Input Plane

After the refractive index is specified, you must specify the initial optical excitation. The BPM works on the premise that the light is known at some initial transverse (XY) plane, and the BP method is used to calculate the light after propagation to the next XY plane in the space. In OptiBPM, the initial excitation…

Running the Simulation

To run the simulation, perform the following procedure. Step Action 1 From the Simulation menu, select Calculate 3D Isotropic Simulation (see Figure 27 ). The Simulation Parameters dialog box appears (see Figure 28). Figure 27: Simulation Parameters selection Figure 28: Simulation Parameters dialog box 2 To start the simulation, click Run. A message appears and prompts…

Selecting the Master Library Path

The Library Browser also contains a Master library (Master.plb). The Master.plb must be installed in a folder to which the user has read-write access. You can select the folder where you want to store the Master library. This enables users who have restricted user permissions to access the Master library. To select the Master library path,…