Another major feature has just been released. This version of the RayLab adds the ability to model beam splitters. You can model polarizing or non-polarizing cube beam splitters and pellicle beam splitters with adjustable reflectance parameters Rs, Rp.

You can also model partial reflection/refraction at all glass surfaces using the Fresnel equations.

In addition, it is now possible to model interference patterns using the Coherent Detector analysis window.


9 thoughts on “RayLab 4.02 Released

  1. Art

    Very nice product. I really like the real-time feedback. Nice example of what an iPad environment can become with the right developer.

    Question: can a given model have more than one source? I am designing an optical system composed of three lasers and I cannot see how I can add my second and third laser. If it is already possible, I would greatly appreciate a link to the ‘how-to’.


    1. Kamyar
      Kamyar Post author

      Apologies for the delay in reply. You can not currently create independently positioned sources. But you can set up Source Arrays. Source Arrays support rectangular, circular, hexapolar, or hexagonal arrangement of sources. Each of the sources in the array will have the same pattern of source points, fan rays and wavelengths.

  2. Nabila

    This is a great App. Is there any chance to have a version for the Mac? This App would be so much more useful than on the iPhone.

    1. Kamyar
      Kamyar Post author

      Hi Nabila, The app is much more convenient to use on the iPad than iPhone. I have been tinkering with a Mac version, but it would be a long time before it is ready for release.

  3. Alireza Allahrabbi

    Monthly subscription is bad. Lifetime purchase was better. It is difficult to pay 3.99$ every month to use professional tools.

    1. Kamyar
      Kamyar Post author

      I have reestablished the ability to do a lifetime purchase.
      Note that you have to manually cancel subscription in iTunes.

  4. Michele Limon

    Another vote for a Mac version. It would really fill a void as there aren’t any Optical design/simulation programs under osx. Thanks

  5. Jiayong

    Splitter, I think have some problems. Please fixed.
    I cannot get the beam.

    1. Kamyar
      Kamyar Post author

      Hi Justine,
      Have you enabled Ray Splitting feature in System Options? This option is turned off by default. There are two modes of Ray Splitting available. The first only splits rays at surfaces which are defined as beam splitters. The second performs Ray Splitting on every surface according to Fresnel equations. You can look at section 11 of the full user manual for more details. The user manual is now available for download from the top menu of this site.

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