FRED can accurately simulate virtually any light source to simulate the emission characteristics of an entity
(i.e., star, blackbody or thermal source) or device (i.e., LED, laser, arc lamp). Source power can be specified in photometric, radiometric or arbitrary units.
Each source can be mono-chromatic, or emit a range of wavelengths. FRED has built-in tools for setting wavelength weights, and can also synthesize a given color specified by Chromaticity coordinates, Tristimulus, or RGB values. Spectral distribution is simulated using Monte-Carlo probability techniques.
The user can define the following spectral distributions which may be applied to sources, and as a detector response function:
The user can create and trace as many sources as necessary, each with its own unique set of properties. 2D arrays are easily created using the 2D Array feature.
Source properties include:
Available to all Canadian customers of Photon Design and Photon Engineering Software.