Finesse is a numeric simulation for laser interferometers using the frequency domain and Hermite-Gauss modes. It is easy to use for students. For basic use, including graphical output, no commercial software is required. The implemented physics are well documented in a 180-page manual. Simple examples are provided. Finesse can be used to compute a great variety of interferometer signals for control systems, including longitudinal control, alignment control, and thermal compensation.
|Tags||Science Simulation Optics laser interferometer Physics|
|Operating Systems||Linux (32 and 64 bit) OS X Win7 x32 Win7 x64 Win32/64|
Release Notes: The coupling of multiple frequency components has been completely rewritten. Now all laser fields and modulator sidebands are computed simultaneously, allowing correct modeling of `sidebands of sidebands' (such as those created by two modulator components in series). This is mostly a bug fixing release in preparation for the implementation of radiation pressure effects.
Release Notes: After more than 13 years of work and 25 releases, the authors are proud to announce version 1.0.