Rsoft Tutorials 6. Multiple Launch Fields, Merging Parts

Launch Fields define where light will enter a photonic device in Rsoft CAD. An example that uses multiple launch fields is the beam combiner.

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On the sidebar, select “Edit Launch Fields”. To add a new lauch, select New and chose the pathway. A waveguide will be selected by default. Moving the launch to a new location however will place it elsewhere. Input a parameter other than “default” to change the location, and other beam parameters.

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Choosing “View Launch” will plot the field amplitude of the launches. For the plot below, the third launch was removed.

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Merging Waveguides

Right-clicking on the structure will give the option to chose the “Combine Mode.” Be sure that Merge is selected to allow waveguides to combine.

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