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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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The RP Photonics Software News

64-bit Versions for Any Customer

Dr. Rüdiger Paschotta

In the Software News of 2014-09-10, I have explained in detail that our software is available in 32-bit and 64-bit versions. By default, we always deliver a 32-bit version, which runs under a 32-bit or 64-bit Windows operating system and is sufficient for most purposes. In some cases, however, it is desirable to have a 64-bit version, mostly because it can utilize more of the main memory of your computer - easily more than 4 GB. (Only in special cases you actually need that much memory – for example, if you do numerical beam propagation where you need to have the resulting field amplitude stored at many different locations.) Also, numerical calculations may be somewhat faster then; it cannot be excluded, however, that computations are slower in some cases, and the program code (the .exe file) also gets substantially larger.

Previously, our policy was that only customers having at least two licenses of some product have the free choice between the 32-bit and 64-bit version. We have now changed that: any customer has the free choice. So if you have some software from us already and want to change to a 64-bit version, just tell us. Of course, you can use that only if you have a 64-bit Windows version, and even then it usually makes sense only if Windows has got spare memory to use for your simulations.

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