IfoCAD

IfoCAD is a software library for simulating precision laser interferometry.

IfoCAD is a software library that was originally written for the design an optimization of laser interferometers. It exists in two versions: the original version written by Gerhard Heinzel, which is written in the programming language C, and an extended version in C++.

The original C-version is archived and available for download. The C++ version is continuously being developed and its publication is currently under preparation.

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IfoCAD

a software library for simulating precision laser interferometry
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IfoCAD demo video

IfoCAD Model of the interferometer in the AEI 10 m prototype

IfoCAD publications

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Kochkina, E.; Heinzel, G.; Wanner, G.; Müller, V.; Mahrdt, C.; Sheard, B.; Schuster, S.; Danzmann, K.: Simulating and Optimizing Laser Interferometers. 9th LISA Symposium, Bibliothéque Nationale de France, Paris, May 21, 2012 - May 25, 2012. Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series 467, pp. 291 - 292 (2013)
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Wanner, G.; Heinzel, G.; Kochkina, E.; Mahrdt, C.; Sheard, B.; Schuster, S.; Danzmann, K.: Methods for simulating the readout of lengths and angles in laser interferometers with Gaussian beams. Optics Communications 285 (24), pp. 4831 - 4839 (2012)
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Kochkina, E.; Wanner, G.; Schmelzer, D.; Tröbs, M.; Heinzel, G.: Modeling of the general astigmatic Gaussian beam and its propagation through 3D optical systems. Applied Optics 52 (24), pp. 6030 - 6040 (2013)

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