The specific requirements of the individual application areas demand precise module design. From microscopic simulations of individual assemblies to macroscopic influences of the application environment, module optimization extends over wide scales:
Microscopic simulations of individual assemblies
- Multi-physics simulations of active semiconductor laser devices
- Nonlinear optics
With the help of precise simulations on a microscopic level, various physical effects can be considered and the operating behavior of the modules can be studied in detail. External disturbance factors such as optical back reflections and power limitations can also be included.
Interaction of individual assemblies
- Radiation optical simulations
- Thermo-mechanical stability studies
The optimal selection of optics for beam shaping in the module and effects due to mechanical tolerances is carried out using ray-optical model calculations. Thermo-mechanical effects due to e.g. waste heat of the modules have to be considered as well.
Macroscopic simulations and external environmental influences
- Mechanical design of the module
- Electronics and control
For the smooth integration of the module into the application environment, the design of the module must be adapted to the mechanical requirements. In addition to the control of the individual modules, thermal management plays a central role.