Re: Interference data in optica

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• Subject: [mg109785] Re: Interference data in optica
• From: Alicia Cavan <alicia.cavan at pg.canterbury.ac.nz>
• Date: Mon, 17 May 2010 07:12:19 -0400 (EDT)

```The method I am using is straight out of the Help browser for optica (graphical tour section), I am using a more complicated interferometer set up, but I have just shown the basic Michelson one from the help section, as I assume the method for getting more information about the interference would be the same:

system == {Move[GaussianBeam[1.5,.01,FullForm->True],-50],

PlanoConcaveLens[-30,20,2,"L1",CurvatureDirection->Back],

Move[PlanoConvexLens[160,30,6.5,"L2"],130],

Move[BeamSplitter[{70,30},50,10],175,-45],

Move[Mirror[50,10],250],

Move[Mirror[50,10],{175,50},90.01],

Move[BeamSplitter[{70,30},50,10,""],175,-45,GraphicDesign->Off],

Move[Screen[50],{175,-50},90]};

AnalyzeSystem[system];

interference == FindInterference[system];

Plot3D[Evaluate[(InterferenceFunction/.interference)][x,y],{x,-13.5,6.7},{y,-10.,10.},PlotPoints->100,Mesh->False]

Thanks!
Alicia

________________________________
From: chris [mailto:aarthur at tx.rr.com]
Sent: Sat 15/05/2010 2:27 a.m.
To: Alicia Cavan
Subject: [mg109785] Re: [mg109674] Interference data in optica

Show us some code.  Probably the compiled function has a bad argument or
syntax

Alicia Cavan a =E9crit :
> Hello,
>
> I am using the FindInterference function in Optica (version 3) and I am
> able to get a nice plot of the interference function, but when I try and
> obtain any data from this function- so I can get accurate values for the
> intensities and fringe spacings (rather than just reading it off a plot)
> I can't do this. It just comes up with a little message saying
> -compiled function- for everything I try.  I am sure there is a simple
> command to use, but I don't know what it is.
>
> Any suggestions?
>
> Thankyou so much,
> Alicia Cavan

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