SimphoSOFT® (ver. 3.1) is a graphically-based simulation software to accurately model light propagation and non-linear interaction with photo-activated materials. In a CAD-like GUI, users can define an unlimited number of energy levels and arbitrary transitions which include single-photon absorption, multi-photon absorption, relaxation, energy transfer and up-conversion.
Comparing SimphoSOFT® with selected software packages.
SimphoSOFT® was primarily designed to model photo-activated materials. The chart below will help you to see the main differences in the ways SimphoSOFT and other existing software support active materials. Choose one of three tabs to compare different aspects of such support.
SimphoSOFT® does not replace the existing software packages but rather ideally complements them. Its main focus is on optimization and modeling photo-activated material itself, while devices are well represented by the existing software.
unrestricted energy level diagrams are part of the
model — no additional programming is necessary
but, requires additional programming
but, excludes field propagation
– multi-photon absorbers
– rare-earth, QDs
– 2PA fluorescence, 2PA microscopy, PDT, flow cytometry
SimphoSOFT® was created to ease the experience of simulation photo-activated materials, moving all the input to graphical dialogs. No scripting or programming is required to set energy levels and transitions: users only manipulate graphical objects in a CAD-like dialog and the numerical code is adjusted automatically behind the scenes.
SimphoSOFT® software at a glance.
- Material characterization (inverse problem)
- Pre-screening photo-active materials
- prevent material damage
- detect undesired photo-bleaching
- test materials in unconventional conditions
- Optimize absorption and emission
- Assess pulse distortion and intensity saturation
- Detailed photophysics of certain lasers and amplifiers
- Accurate Z-scan simulation
- Tools for life science
SimphoSOFT allows full-scale micro-level simulation of photo-active materials by considering a full set of energy levels and transitions. Energy levels and transitions are defined in Graphical User Interface and no additional scripting or programming is required to run simulation.
SimphoSOFT is best suited for
- Chromophores, multi-photon absorbing dyes
- Fluorescence probes, photosensitizers, bio-markers in general
- Quantum dots
SimphoSOFT® enables numerical modeling of the following experiments by applying a variation of FDTD propagation algorithm coupled with adjustable set of rate-equations:
train of pulses
Light triggered chemical reactions
The program calculates the electro-magnetic wave (pulse) profile at any propagation depth and any radius away from the center of the pulse, as well as the time dynamics of the ground and excited states populations of all the molecules/ions involved in simulation. 2D and 3D plots (profiles, cross-sections) are provided as the output.
Free-size rate equations (active materials)
Active Photonics Building Blocks (APBB) algorithm
Split-step numerical method
SimphoSOFT® Link to VirtualLab™.
SimphoSOFT® supports co-simulation with optics design software package VirtualLab™ via SimphoSOFT Link which provides APIs to third-party software packages. The SimphoSOFT Link to VirtualLab allows users to access SimphoSOFT numerical engine to perform photo-active material calculations from the VirtualLab environment and to return the results to VirtualLab for further analysis or subsequent rounds of simulations.
| SimphoSOFT® can be purchased as a single program and can be also configured with Energy Transfer add-on , Multi-Beam add-on , Optimization add-on , Z-scan add-on , and MPA Info+ add-on for an additional charge. Please, contact our sales staff for more information
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