OpticsApplet v4.1  requires a Java 1.1 enabled browser that allows JavaScript to applet communication. It is available here for use in non-commercial educational endeavors.
For more information please email either Mike Lee, milee@davidson.edu,   or Wolfgang Christian,  wochristian@davidson.edu .

This applet allows users to simulate standard optic elements (lens, mirror, dielectrics, sources, apertures) and observe the ways that light rays propagate through these elements. The applet is designed to be scripted but may also be used to construct optical systems using buttons and a click and drag metaphor.

Please refer to the script examples or play with the applet that is embedded in the top of this page.

Please send any bug reports or comments to the addresses above.

OpticsApplet v4.1.