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Hans Robinson

Format for wavelength table?

I want to rerun a few datapoints from a simulation that failed close to the end, and I thought that the "User supplied" setting in the "Division Separation Scale Type" field would do it. In the "Wavelength table" field, I tried to enter the desired wavelengths separated by commas, but the simulation still registers for the same number of jobs as when I pick the "Linear" setting, so that does not seem to work. What is the correct format for the wavelength table? Should the wavelengths be given in nm (as in the other fields on that page) or in microns (as in the output files)?

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    p b

    Hi Hans,

    The linear option seems to work best, with the units provided as nm. Usually instead of using the "User supplied" command in the wavelength table, I use a .csv file containing the refractive indices for the desired wavelength values (in micron in this case), and upload it in the dielectric options in the Target field. 

    Alternatively, you can just run the simulation for a shorter range with the wavelengths that did not show up before. The simulation takes more time at higher wavelengths, so I will sometimes chop up the full range into smaller sections (as in instead of going from 400-1200 nm, 400-700, 700-1000, 1000-1200 nm steps run separately), which makes it sure to complete each simulation. You can then use these results to look at the optical characteristics in the entire range.

    Hope that helps,


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