Ray Optics Blog Posts
Investigating the Penrose Unilluminable Room with Ray Optics
Is the Penrose unilluminable room really unilluminable? We investigate this question using the Ray Optics and Wave Optics modules…
Computing and Visualizing Satellite Orbits in COMSOL®
Here, we introduce a new, out-of-this-world tutorial model of a spacecraft in orbit.
Zooming in on a Compact Camera Module Design with Simulation
Lights, camera, simulation: Read about factors that help define the performance of compact camera modules (CCMs) as well as how optical ray tracing can be used to analyze their design.
The Quest for Clarity: Tracing Rays in 3 Telescope Designs
The Keck telescope includes a parabolic reflective surface made up of 36 separate interlocking mirrors. Learn more about this and 2 other popular telescope designs via ray tracing simulation.
2 Video Discussions on Multiphysics Simulation of Optics and Photonics
John Wallace, senior editor at Laser Focus World, and Chris Boucher, technical product manager at COMSOL, discuss the use of multiphysics simulation in the optics R&D community. Take a look…
Computational Electromagnetics Modeling: Which Module to Use?
If you work with a particular electromagnetic device or application area, you might be wondering which module in the COMSOL product suite is right for you. Keep reading for a comprehensive intro.
Zeiss, Abbe, and the Evolution of Microscopes and Optical Research
The story of Carl Zeiss and Ernst Abbe involves a picturesque town in Germany, compound microscopes, and a hammer and anvil. See for yourself with a glimpse into the history of optical research.
Studying the Polarization of Light with a Fresnel Rhomb Simulation
A Fresnel rhomb is a simple optical system for studying light polarization. Follow along as we simulate linearly, elliptically, and circularly polarized incident light in a Fresnel rhomb.
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