Interface Menus

File

New command The “New” command opens a new OptiFiber file with empty “Views” window, except the “Material Loss” view. Fiber parameters have default values. OptiFiber creates a default name for the newly opened file. This command can be accessed from: File menu Standard toolbar Open command The “Open” command opens an existing OptiFiber file. The…

View

Status Bar The “Status Bar” command toggles the display of the status bar at the bottom of the OptiFiber workspace window. This command can be accessed from: View menu Navigator command The “Navigator” command toggles the display of the “Navigator” pane in the OptiFiber workspace window. This command can be accessed from: View menu Toolbars…

Fiber

Profile command The “Fiber” command opens the “Fiber Profile” dialog box, where you can design the refractive index profile of the fiber and have access to the dispersion properties of the fiber materials. This command can be accessed from: Fiber menu Fiber Profile icon on the Navigator pane:

Simulation

Modes command The “Modes” command opens the “Modes” dialog box, where you can perform initial calculations and select fiber modes to be calculated further. This command can be accessed from: Simulation menu Modes icon on the Navigator pane: Fundamental Mode command The “Fundamental Mode” command opens the “Properties of Fundamental Mode” dialog box, where you…

Tools

Settings command The “Settings” command opens the “Global Settings” dialog box, where you can set up graphics properties for the output views. This command can be accessed from: Tools menu Table command The “Table” command opens the “Table” dialog box, where you can preview, copy (for pasting in another application, such as Excel) or export…

Window

New Window command The “New Window” command creates a copy window of the active output view window. The program adds a default name to the newly created window. This command can be accessed from: Window menu Cascade command The “Cascade” command creates a cascade view of the output view windows within the OptiFiber workspace. This…

Graph Tools

“Joints” command The “Joints” command activates the display of data points in the active output view. The data points are marked as small circles. This command can be accessed from: Graph Tools toolbar Floating menu (right mouse button on a graph) “Zoom XY” command The “Zoom XY” command serves to expand horizontally and vertically a…