For beams in the angular range (such as for spot lights), we suggest to use a

I(q) ~ cos

n

q

beam definition because it can be easily integrated over q to calculate FWHM, for example. See our Designing Illumination Optics book for details.Download Julius‘ cosn calculator from Git !In contrast, if you are dealing with illuminance distributions on a screen (such as for surgical lights) it may be adequate to use a Gaussian beam instead

E(r) ~ exp(-r

2

/2s

2

)

because it can be easily integrated over a circular area.

Rayfile Stuff

It is helpful to extract some key features from a rayfile such as peak luminance and the flux-over-etendue curve (figure on the left).This curve provides an upper limit on how any flux you can get into a certain etendue (for a discussion see here). The Rayfile Analyzer is an Excel file that reads an ASCII rayfile and presents various analyses.

Access and Command

your optics software from Excel

(Henning) OK, I agree that VBA not real coding from a professional point of view. But it is easy, ubiqiutous, and can do a lot for you.It‘s simply practical and useful to calculate sensitivity curves in Excel using optical calculations. Download an Excel VBA demo with matching CodeV, LightTools, and Zemax files.

Color

The Sylvania Color Calculator - a magnificient freeware for all your spectral calculations. Thanks John !

For beams in the angular range (such as for spot lights), we suggest to use a

I(q) ~ cos

n

q

beam definition because it can be easily integrated over q to calculate FWHM, for example. See our Designing Illumination Optics book for details.Download Julius‘ cosn calculator from Git !In contrast, if you are dealing with illuminance distributions on a screen (such as for surgical lights) it may be adequate to use a Gaussian beam instead

E(r) ~ exp(-r

2

/2s

2

)

because it can be easily integrated over a circular area.

Rayfile Stuff

It is helpful to extract some key features from a rayfile such as peak luminance and the flux-over-etendue curve (figure on the left).This curve provides an upper limit on how any flux you can get into a certain etendue (for a discussion see here). The Rayfile Analyzer is an Excel file that reads an ASCII rayfile and presents various analyses.

Access and Command

your optics software from Excel

(Henning) OK, I agree that VBA not real coding from a professional point of view. But it is easy, ubiqiutous, and can do a lot for you.It‘s simply practical and useful to calculate sensitivity curves in Excel using optical calculations. Download an Excel VBA demo with matching CodeV, LightTools, and Zemax files.

Color

The Sylvania Color Calculator - a magnificient freeware for all your spectral calculations. Thanks John !