Appendices

Script Language

Overview of Script Language The script language OptiFiber uses is a programming language based on the BASIC language syntax. You use the script language to define the fiber profile, or material dispersion, for example. To start programming with the Script Language, you have to choose the User Defined option in OptiFiber dialog boxes. The script…

Fiber Mode Solvers

Introduction Many kinds of optical fiber can be described, or in the case of graded index fibers, approximated by, a series of concentric layers of loss-less dielectric. When the index contrast in the structure is small, it is common to use the scalar wave equation to obtain the linearly-polarized modes (LP modes). However, when the…

Opti2D Graph Control

The Graph control is a versatile, powerful easy-to-use tool for observing data (see Figure 4). This section gives a brief description of some of the 2D graph control features and an explanation of how to use them. Figure 4: Opti2D Graph Control User interface features Features Description Large data handling capabilities Opti2D Graph control is…

File Formats

Generic file format The Generic file format is a text format that consists of three data columns, X, Y, and Z, separated by space (see Table 1). Note: This format is one of the export formats. It is not supported by any of the viewers. X Y Z 1 1 1 X Y Z 2 2…