OptiChamber 2 (version 2.0.3)

- 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 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:

  • wo-dimensional distribution of the power density absorbed in the area of active medium
  • histogram of area distribution for different levels of the absorbed power density
  • maximum value of the absorbed power density
  • total lineal (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").

Download Demo.zip.
Download UsersGuide.zip

NEW! OptiChamber 2014 - combines all the features of Optichamber and Optichamber 2 with many new additions in one unified program.

Download OC 2014 Demo here: Optichamber2014.zip

A fragment of "Configuration" window shows geometry and positions of pump cavity elements. The window is updated simultaneously when data is being entered or edited

A fragment of "General" windowprovides numerical information on homogeneity of pumping. This allows quantitative optimization of pumping preventing hot spots as well as reducing under pumped areas. The histogram replaces conventional distributions when the bottom 1D is pressed.

A configuration window for diode pumping using collimating and focusing lenses