Abstract: POPPY (Physical Optics Propagation in PYthon) simulates physical optical propagation including diffraction. It implements a flexible framework for modeling Fraunhofer and Fresnel diffraction and point spread function formation, particularly in the context of astronomical telescopes. POPPY provides the optical modeling framework for WebbPSF (ascl:1504.007) and was developed as part of a simulation package for JWST, but is available separately and is broadly applicable to many kinds of imaging simulations.
Credit: Perrin, Marshall; Long, Joseph; Douglas, Ewan; Sivaramakrishnan, Anand; Slocum, Christine; and <a href="https://poppy-optics.readthedocs.io/en/ ... about-team"> others</a>
Preferred citation method: This research made use of POPPY, an open-source optical propagation Python package originally developed for the James Webb Space Telescope project (Perrin, 2012).