In this document, the techniques and commands used to perform polarization analysis in ASAP® (Advanced Systems Analysis Program) from Breault Research Organization, Inc., are described. In ASAP, you can include the effects of polarization in your analysis. This polarization analysis can be performed in either of the ASAP modes, BEAMS INCOHERENT GEOMETRIC or BEAMS COHERENT DIFFRACT.
This document is structured in the same order that is commonly used to perform any ASAP analysis:
Setting up the system: system commands, coatings, polarization components
Creating polarized sources
Ray tracing polarized light
Analyzing polarized light
The content of this document was written with the assumption that the reader has an understanding of polarized light. A list of references is provided for those interested in the fundamental concepts of polarized light.
This document, formerly know as a BRO Technical Guide, is now part of a larger group of documents known as "BRO documentation". All "Technical Guides" are now "BRO Documentation."
Summary of document changes
A scripting error was corrected on page 51, 3rd line from top by adding a minus (-) sign: 1/2 0`-1/2 0`1/2 1/2