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23 September 2015 Non-sequential modeling of commercial dichroic beamsplitters using Zemax
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In this paper we describe a novel methodology for modeling the coating of commercial dichroic beamsplitters based on Zemax optical design software operating in non-sequential mode. The key aspect of this approach is a software routine that automates the generation of the coating definition files, provided data delivered by the manufacturer is available. Different formats are accepted: spreadsheets, text files and graph plots. In order to assess the validity of the coating characterization, a multispectral system was simulated and tested in laboratory. The estimated efficiency of the camera sensors and intensity irradiance were obtained. A comparison of the simulated and experimental results is presented, showing the good performance of the simulation in terms of low cost and error close to real performance, which enables a suitable method for fast prototyping.
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Alberto Asensio Campazas and Marcos X. Álvarez Cid "Non-sequential modeling of commercial dichroic beamsplitters using Zemax", Proc. SPIE 9626, Optical Systems Design 2015: Optical Design and Engineering VI, 96260C (23 September 2015); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2191308
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