BeamXpertDESIGNER - Software

Make Light Matter

The BeamXpertDESIGNER software simulates the propagation of laser radiation through optical systems in real time, offers intuitive operation with CAD-like 3D representation and speaks the language of laser technology. The easy learnability and the pronounced interactivity make it possible to achieve precise results quickly.

Outcome: Increased added value through significantly accelerated workflow!

Slim and fast - focused on essential features

Learn BeamXpertDESIGNER quickly and operate it easily - achieve reliable results after one hour

Rapid to learn,
easy to use

After just 1 hour of training,
the first reliable results are obtained

Work quickly and easily with BeamXpertDESIGNER via drag & drop

Intuitive operating
with Drag & Drop

Direct clicking, moving and
rotating of optical components

Fast visual work with BeamXpertDESIGNER thanks to CAD-like representations

3D representation

Instructive visual work
with 3D objects

BeamXpertDESIGNER allows the simulation of optical systems for laser radiation in real time thanks to fast algorithms


Responsive basic algorithm
enables 3D real-time simulation

BeamXpertDESIGNER contains a database with optical components of important manufacturers like Edmund Optics, Newport, EKSMA, asphericon etc.


Integrate optical components
from common manufacturers

Fast analysis and optimization of optical system aberrations with BeamXpertDESIGNER

under control

Optical system
easily analyzed and optimized

Laser beam parameters according to ISO 11145 and ISO 11146 are calculated and provided by BeamXpertDESIGNER

Results conforming
to laser standards

Output of laser beam parameters
according to ISO 11145 and 11146

Quickly design optical laser set-ups and export zmx files to other programs using BeamXpertDESIGNER

Frontend for
raytracing software

Create set-up quickly
and export as .zmx file

Inside BeamXpertDESIGNER

BeamXpertDESIGNER uses two different modeling approaches. The first model uses the propagation of the first and second order moments of the intensity distributions for simulation. A proprietary approach allows a less restrictive application of the paraxial approximation. Since the calculation is very fast, the simulation can be performed in real time.

In the second model, the laser radiation is represented by a bundle of geometrical-optical beams propagated through the system using classical raytracing. These beams are designed to correspond to the so-called Gauss-Schell model. From the beam, the beam propagation parameters, including the particularly important beam quality factor M2, can be derived at any location in the optical system.

The extent of aberrations (e.g. due to inappropriate lens selection or arrangement) can be detected by analyzing the beam quality factor of the beam as it passes through the optical system.

Therefore, a typical workflow is the interactive design of the optical system using the propagation of the intensity moments with subsequent control for aberrations with the aid of Gauss-Schell beams.

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