ToptiCalcTM is TOPTICA Photonics scientific calculator specially designed for use in optics laboratories. We dedicate this helpful calculator to our customers, physicists and engineers, people that work hard in order to make optics and lasers useful for science and industry. It is free and we hope it can help to make some of your calculations easier!
You are a physicist reading a chemistry paper. Why do they always use wavenumbers instead of wavelengths...? ToptiCalcTM helps you in your everyday laboratory life by offering simple but pratical optics calculations like:
- Spectral unit conversion
- Calculating spot sizes for focussed Gaussian beams
- Fabry-Perot calculations
- Reflection and diffraction at plane glass surfaces
- Pulse train calculations
- Short pulse properties and chirp
- Conversion between linear and decibel scale
Feature Comment Mathematical expressions are entered via a simple intuitive syntax Simply enter the calculation like you would write it down. ToptiCalcTM supports the operators + , - , * , / , ^ (power) and the predefined functions sin (x), cos (x), tan (x), arcsin (x), arccos (x), arctan (x), sqrt (x), exp (x),
ln (x), log (x) and pi
Dots AND commas are accepted as decimal separators Dots AND commas are accepted as decimal separators A history list collects all entered expressions and the calculated results You can always check whether you really entered the correct expression With a double click on the history list an old expression can be inserted into the current expression You can easily modify earlier calculations or use and combine earlier results for new calculations With a right-click selected parts or the complete history list can be transferred to the clipboard You easily insert your calculations and results into any text Important fundamental constants are available in SI units (feature 'const SI') A convenient selection of fundamental constants saves frequent looking up in textbooks Spectroscopic constants are available in convenient and useful 'lab units' (feature 'const lab') Often the SI units are too awkward for real laboratory life. If you want to e.g. translate the optical path length (which you measured with your ruler in millimeters) into a temporal delay in picoseconds its much more convenient to have the speed of light directly in mm/ps.... Thus ToptiCalcTM provides some important fundamental constants in common alternative units Arbitrary functions and variables can be defined by the user You can easily define your own frequently needed functions and constants, and save them to your harddisk.
Do you often need to calculate an index of refraction of your glass for different wavelengths? Just define the relevant Sellmeier function. Or do you often need Planck's constant for translating frequencies into energies? Simply define a constant h.Pressing CTRL+X in the input line or or right-clicking in the history list provides a very easy and quick way to define a variable with the value of the current expression or any older calculation, respectively
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TOPICA provides software updates for the DLC pro about twice a year. These updates provide new features and bug fixes but are not installed automatically. To update your system please follow the update instructions.
- DLC pro Update Instructions
- Software Update Version 2.0.3 (122 MB, 12/2018) PC GUI requires Windows 7 or newer - Windows XP is not supported any more.
- New updates are announced by an email newsletter. You may subscribe by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject "subscribe".
- This table summarizes the improvements TOPTICA introduced with the previous updates. The latest update includes all improvements.
Release Date New Systems New Features Notable Improvements and Bug Fixes 2.0 12/2018 Wide scan mode CTL motor scan improved 1.9 08/2018 DLC Holo-Litho 405 Lock wizard ARC (analog remote control) for TC added 1.8 04/2018 TopWave 266
Better protection in case of exchange of laser heads 1.7 01/2018 MDL pro
CTL scan-trigger problems fixed
User interface for power stabilization easier to use
1.6 04/2017 DFB pro
Air pressure compensation
TA chips up to 10 A
Routine for setting the lock-in phase automatically
Added display elements to ease finding in-loop signals
1.5 09/2016 DL-FHG pro
Service scripts Locking without selected lock-point enabled
SHG and FHG system display seed power correctly
1.4 03/2016 Power stabilization
FFT for all systems
CTL: microsteps enable
Limitations in signal routing lifted
Scan and lock screen combined to ease operation
Direct access of scaling mode
1.3 06/2015 DL-SHG pro
Problem of freezing touch UI fixed
Limits of FeedForward increased
Correct display of TA pro power
1.2 11/2014 CTL Improved handling of touch UI events 1.1 09/2014 TA pro Cross talk between ARC of CC and PC modules removed 1.0 02/2014 DL pro
The integration of the DLC pro into control program is supported by:
Mot / DL pro Software Version 1.15b (31.8Mb): Free download of the latest MOT / DL pro software for DL pro equipped with the motorization option. The software consists of sample VIs for computerized motor control. Some VIs have been compiled to run without a LabView installation. The software is provided "as is" as an example for integrating the motor in an experiment or setup.
Free software downloads of the latest DigiLock software.
For evaluation purposes, the software can be installed and tested without a DigiLock module connected.
- DigiLock Software Version 126.96.36.199 (260 MB)
- DigiLock Software Readme File
- DigiLock Manual (Software Version 188.8.131.52)
- DigiLock Remote Control Software Rev. 935 (4.6 MB, no support)
- DigiLock Remote Control Software Readme File
- DigiLock Remote Control Software Manual (Rev. 935)
To sign up for receiving notifications about new DigiLock software releases or to send bug reports or feature requests, please email to digilock [at] toptica.com.
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