OptiFDTD provides a refractive index viewer to observe the refractive index
distribution on any plane in three orientations. To observe the refractive index
distribution, perform the following procedure.
Observing the Refractive Index Distribution
|1||Click the 3D Ref. Index tab at the bottom of the layout window.
The 3D Refractive Index window opens.
Figure 28: 3D Refractive Index tab
|2||To view the graphic in height plot format, from the View menu, select 3D Graph Items > Height Plot.|
|3||To view the x-y plane refractive index distribution, under Orientation, select X-Y Plane.|
Figure 29: Orientation—X-Y Plane
|4||Move the Slicer slider to the desired position.|
Figure 30: Slicer
|5||To set more graphic view options, right-click anywhere in the graph.|
Figure 31: Graph Item view options menu