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RP Fiber Calculator is a convenient tool for calculations on optical fibers.
RP Fiber Power is an extremely flexible tool for designing and optimizing fiber devices.
RP Resonator is a particularly flexible tool for laser resonator design.
RP ProPulse can simulate the pulse evolution e.g. in mode-locked lasers and sync-pumped OPOs.
RP Coating is a particularly flexible design tool for dielectric multilayer systems.
RP Q-switch can simulate the power evolution in Q-switched lasers.
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RP ProPulse – Numerical Simulation of Pulse Propagation

What the Software Does

RP ProPulse can simulate the propagation of ultrashort pulses in various situations, for example in the resonators of actively or passively mode-locked lasers, in synchronously pumped optical parametric oscillators, and in optical fibers. More specifically, the software can calculate how the electric-field distribution of femtosecond and picosecond pulses evolves in the time and frequency domain when the pulses propagate through various kinds of optical components. More details are given on the page describing the underlying physical model. The software runs on an ordinary PC under Microsoft Windows.


RP ProPulse can be used for many purposes in the context of ultrafast optics and laser technology. Some examples are:

Note that although analytical tools can be used for doing various kinds of calculations in this area, a powerful numerical tool allows one to address a much wider range of situations with fewer limiting assumptions.

Target Groups

RP ProPulse is very suitable for the following institutions:

In any case, RP ProPulse will give you a substantial competitive advantage, as your work will be more effective and efficient: you will have the means to find out quickly and reliably what your device performance could or should be and how to optimize it.