OptiChamber 2


Software for the Diode Pumped Lasers Pump Chamber Design

OptiChamber 2 is intended for computational modeling of optical pump chambers (solid state laser pump cavities) containing

  • diode pumping unit including the plurality of diode emitters, bars, and bar stacks
  • laser rod being pumped
  • surrounding reflector, surfaces and medium
  • pump chamber optical elements (tubes, filters, coolant)

The software implies 2D geometry. Version 2.0 of the software provides modeling of stationary pumping for five different configurations, including

  • conventional "star" configurations
  • cylindrical reflector configurations with an input slot
  • single side dome configuration
  • close-packed configurations
  • configurations with collimating and focusing lenses and other conventional cavities as well as user-defined cavities

Optichamber 2 is a stand-alone package for simulation of diode pumping of pump cavities. It was developed as an addition to OptiChamber 1

The package simulates reflection, scattering, absorption, refraction, polarization for all pump chamber elements and surfaces. It includes spectra of variety of laser elements and of pump diodes.

The modeling software package yields graphical and numerical output files for reporting and calculations:

  • two-dimensional distribution of the power density absorbed in the area of the active medium
  • histogram of area distribution for different levels of the absorbed power density
  • the maximum value of the absorbed power density
  • total linear (per unit length) power absorbed in the active medium
  • efficiency, the ratio of total power absorbed in the active medium to total power emitted by the diode

Optichamber 2 is a professional software for instant use; it has a simple, convenient interface. Input windows include explanatory graphics. Popup help supports almost every screen element.

Optichamber 2 can be used for education in optics and lasers

Demo and User Guide allow evaluation and understanding of the OptiChamber.

Download demo files, open them in ONE directory and start Setup. (MS Internet Explorer users may click the right button of the mouse and choose "Save target as").