LaserCalc iconLaserCalc 0.6

Calculating Gaussian beams and laser resonators
LaserCalc is a program for Linux to calculate Gaussian laser beams along a path of optical elements. Up to now the program only knows (thin) lenses and distances. However further elements are going to be added soon. Besides the calculation of single-pass setups, the tool also allows to model (ring-)resonators.

In this case the fundamental TEM00 eigenmode is automatically calculated. In addition the stability of the resonator is derived. Finally the modematcher module tries to find the (nearly-)best solution for the transformation of a beam to given target parameters based on a list of available optical elements. It tries all possible element combinations together with an optimization of the respective distances from each other.

last updated on:
March 5th, 2013, 7:43 GMT
developed by:
Udo Eisenbarth
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
ROOT \ Science and Engineering \ Mathematics


In a hurry? Add it to your Download Basket!

user rating



3 Screenshots
What's New in This Release:
  • Besides several bugfixes, the workfile handling and the import/export function have been improved.
  • A new module, "Lens Designer", and new element, "ABCD matrix", have been added.
read full changelog

Add your review!