PCGrate-S(X) release 6.3 is available
New PCGrate-S(X) v.6.3 series with many principal changes and improvements in comparison with versions 6.1 and 6.2 is available for release as from November 24. With PCGrate-S(X) v. 6.3 series software one can simulate rigorously effects of scattering in periodical and non-periodical structures having multilayer micro/nano-roughnesses of various nature, design variable-groove-depth (VGD) & variable-line-spaced (VLS) multi-section gratings, model gratings covered with very thin or/and thick layers having arbitrary profiled borders including real & non-function ones, calculate photonic crystals & aspherical gratings, and work with conical mountings & non-planar incident waves including Gaussian ones as well as with a general polarization state.
This version enables the calculations both multilayer resonance and small wavelength-to-period ratio cases at very high speed using two independent solvers based on the modified boundary integral equation method, i.e. Penetrating and Separating. The solvers have different behavior and mutually complementary capabilities for many difficult cases such as deep & shallow gratings & mirrors with very thin layers, grazing incidence, and photonic crystals.
PCGrate®-S(X) v. 6.3 has two series: S and SX; and each series have three types: PCGrate®-S(X) v. 6.3 GUI, PCGrate®-S(X) v. 6.3 XML and PCGrate®-S(X) v. 6.3 Complete. PCGrate®-S v. 6.3 series have the minimal value of the wavelength-to-period ratio λ/d of 0.02 and the maximal number of layers of the grating surface multilayer material of 20. PCGrate®-SX v. 6.3 series have the minimal value of the wavelength λ of 0.01 nm (there is no a restriction on wavelength-to-period ratios) and the maximal number of layers of the grating surface multilayer material of 10 000. The PCGrate-S(X) v. 6.3 XML and PCGrate-S(X) v. 6.3 Complete types make it possible to calculate the grating efficiency from the command line with input/output data in XML format. The PCGrate-S(X) v. 6.3 GUI and PCGrate-S(X) v. 6.3 Complete types make it possible to obtain the calculated data using the Graphical User Interface and work with the results including saving, coping, exporting, plotting, printing, etc. The type is determined by the HASP® HL USB key, which is shipped with the product.
Click here to download PCGrate DEMO v.6.3 Complete.