This software enables fast propagation of laser beams to targets by solving the Helmholtz, scalar wave equation. Choose from five different beam propagation methods, including FFT-BPM, FD-BPM, HE-BPM, Fraunhofer, or Fresnel.
The full version of this software also comes with a feature that allows you to simulate atmospheric turbulence, with the turbulence being a function of altitude. However, it's worth noting that due to ITAR restrictions, the full version of this software can only be sold or given to US citizens or US Companies.
On the upside, students and teachers can get a free license for the full version. And once you've run your simulations, you can save your outputs in BMP and ASCII formats for easy export and sharing.
This software is also perfect for designing high-power laser systems, with a wide range of parametric studies available. What's unique about this software is that it solves the Helmholtz wave equation using a new mathematical technique that is exceptionally fast. Normally, similar codes require years of effort and cost millions of dollars to develop, but this software was written by Dr. R. Andrew Motes and is privately owned.
Overall, if you're in the market for laser propagation software, this is an excellent option to consider.
Version 6.6: Now includes support for time-based simulations with thermal blooming, turbulence, and wind.
Version 6.5: Now includes support for time-based simulations with thermal blooming, turbulence, and wind.
Version 6.0: Now includes support for time-based simulations with thermal blooming, turbulence, and wind.
Version 188.8.131.52: Now includes EMA (Efficient Matrix Approach) for calculating target irradiance. Also, you can now import and export field files in text format.