PCGrate®-S(X) release 6.5 32/64-bit is available
PCGrate®-S(X) v. 6.5 32/64-bit series software with some changes and improvements in comparison with version 6.4 is available for release as from June 6, 2011. A fast iterative method for solving linear systems of algebraic equations based on the Full Orthogonalization Method (FOM) is added to the Computation algorithm group of the Separating solver. The Separating solver was improved by accounting boundary horizontal shifts. Accuracy parameter options are added to the Scanning option item. Any combinations of accuracy parameters now can be specified easily by default and / or customized scanning values. The uninstalling procedure was changed to take into account any file format changes. A lot of minor changes and improvements were implemented both in the code and the documentation.
The PCGrate®-S(X) v. 6.5 32/64-bit series toolkit, which is designed for exact efficiency modeling of relief and phase diffraction gratings and rough mirrors, combines the brilliant performance of the earlier implementations of PCGrates with the modern Graphical User Interface with 3-D and 2-D Open GL plots and expands noticeably the set of supported features including two different solvers, paralleling, and the capability to calculate data from the command line using XML-format input/output files. With PCGrate-S(X) v. 6.5 32/64-bit series software one can simulate effects of scattering in periodical and non-periodical structures having multilayer micro/nano-roughnesses of various nature, design variable-groove-depth (VGD) and variable-line-spaced (VLS) multi-section gratings, model gratings covered with very thin or/and thick layers having arbitrary profiled borders including real and non-function ones, calculate photonic crystals and aspherical gratings, and work with conical mountings and non-planar incident waves 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 and shallow gratings and mirrors with very thin layers, grazing incidence, and photonic crystals.
PCGrate®-S(X) v. 6.5 32/64-bit has two series: S and SX; and each series have three types: PCGrate®-S(X) v. 6.5 GUI, PCGrate®-S(X) v. 6.5 XML and PCGrate®-S(X) v. 6.5 Complete. PCGrate®-S v. 6.5 series have the minimal value of the wavelength-to-period ratio of 0.02 and the maximal number of layers of the grating surface multilayer material of 20. PCGrate®-SX v. 6.5 series have the minimal value of the wavelength 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. 6.5 XML and PCGrate-S(X) v. 6.5 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. 6.5 GUI and PCGrate-S(X) v. 6.5 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 a Sentinel HASPВ® HL USB key, which is shipped with the product. Software has different input and output formats as compared with v. 6.4.
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