Running the Simulation


To run the simulation, perform the following procedure.

Step Action
1 From the Simulation menu, select Calculate 2D Isotropic Simulation.

The Simulation Parameters dialog box appears (see Figure 22).

BPM - Figure 22 Simulation Parameters dialog box

Figure 22: Simulation Parameters dialog box

2 To start the simulation, click Run.

The OptiBPM_Simulator appears and the simulation starts.

Note: The simulation in this lesson is short, therefore it will finish quickly.

At the end of the simulation, a prompt box appears (see Figure 23).

BPM - Figure 23 Prompt box

Figure 23: Prompt box

3 To open the OptiBPM_Analyzer, click Yes.

Note: While the simulation is running, to select the type of view for the simulation,

at the bottom of the simulation window, click one of the following tabs:

•     Layout

•     Optical Field (2D or 3D)

•     Refractive Index (2D or 3D)

Note: To display the 2D view, click the Image Map button BPM - Image Map.

To return to the 3D views, click the Height Plot button BPM - Height Plot

•     Cut View

When the simulation is finished, you are asked whether you want to launch the OptiBPM_Analyzer. Click Yes to open the analyzer.

Note: You do not need to close the simulator in order to open the analyzer.

To leave the OptiBPM_Simulator open, click No when the dialog box appears asking

whether to exit (see Figure 24).

BPM - Figure 24 Exit simulator dialog box

Figure 24: Exit simulator dialog box

BPM - Figure 25 Simulation — Optical Field — 3D

Figure 25: Simulation — Optical Field — 3D

BPM - Figure 26 Simulation — Refractive Index — 3D

Figure 26: Simulation — Refractive Index — 3D

BPM - Simulation — Cut View

Figure 27: Simulation — Cut View

BPM - Figure 28 Optical Field — 2D view

Figure 28: Optical Field — 2D view

BPM - Figure 29 Refractive Index — 2D view

Figure 29: Refractive Index — 2D view