LGSBloch Simulation Package for Sodium Laser Guide Star Return Flux
(c) Simon Rochester and Ronald Holzloehner, 2008--2015
email: simon.rochester@gmail.com, rholzloe@eso.org
Note: No warranty is provided for the correctness of any simulation results
Version: 15.04.24
Installation:
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1) Install the AtomicDensityMatrix package according to the directions on the ADM website:
http://rochesterscientific.com/ADM/
2) Unzip LGSBloch_xx.xx.xx.zip into the Applications subdirectory of the Mathematica user base directory (which can be found by evaluating $UserBaseDirectory in Mathematica). The package files should then be in the directory [$UserBaseDirectory]/Applications/LGSBloch/.
3) Copy the test file SimpleLGSBlochTest.nb to your working directory, open in Mathematica (ignoring a possible warning that the notebook was saved in a later version of Mathematica), and evaluate it. It should evaluate without any error messages. The result of the test calculation should match what is given in the notebook.
4) You can also copy the file LGS_Test.nb to your working directory and evaluate that. This is a worked example to estimate the return flux from a cw laser, based on a question Rachel Rampy had asked, hence it's a good starting point to the simulation package. The results obtained should match those shown in the original file in the Applications/LGSBloch/ directory.
5) All of the LGSBloch functionality is now available. If you'd like, you can also install the LGSBlochUtilities package by Ronald Holzloenher, available at http://rochesterscientific.com/ADM/. This implements some customizations to automate performing calculations and plotting results.