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Modeling & Design Software
Technical consulting services on lasers, nonlinear optics, fiber optics etc.
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Powerful simulation and design software.
Make computer models in order to get a comprehensive understanding of your devices!
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powerful tools for efficient laser development and laser science
This page gives you an overview on our software products.
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.
Most of our software products support a powerful script language, which gives you an extraordinary degree of flexibility.
Here you learn about software license conditions, updates and upgrades, etc.
Competent technical support is a key quality associated with software from RP Photonics.
RP Photonics has distributors in various countries.
The RP Photonics Software News keep you updated on our developments and give the users additional interesting hints.
Here you can make inquiries e.g. concerning technical details, prices and quotations.
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Documentation and Online Help
for Modeling Software from RP Photonics

High quality documentation is an essential feature of any reasonable modeling and design software. After all, such software is used for doing more less complicated things, and it would not be acceptable that users spend excessive time on just finding out how the software works.

In fact, proper documentation needs to treat many aspects:

Note that producing high-quality documentation requires highly developed didactic skills, which not every programmer has got. The developer of the software, Dr. Paschotta, is very experienced in this area.

All software products from RP Photonics come with a comprehensive software manual in PDF format. (As an example, you may download the beginning of the RP Fiber Power manual with the table of contents.) In addition, RP Fiber Power, RP Resonator and RP Coating have a comprehensive context-sensitive online help system (see the screen shot below as an example).

online help of RP Fiber Power

Of course, any remaining questions can be clarified using the technical support.