Optical and Photonic Solutions Blog

Archive for 2023

Modeling Improvements for Photonic Integrated Circuits

Learn about modeling improvements made in late 2022 and early 2023 for circuit-level photonic simulations using the Synopsys OptSim Elite product.

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Posted in Photonic Solutions


What’s New in RSoft Photonic Device Tools 2023.03: Expanded Metalens Design and Multi-Physics Simulations

The latest release of RSoft™ Photonic Device Tools version 2023.03 expands the platform’s capabilities for automated metalens design as well as multi-physics simulations for optoelectronic devices and illumination systems.

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Posted in Featured, Releases, RSoft Photonic Device Tools


What’s New in LightTools 2023.03: Smarter, Faster, More Efficient Illumination Design

LightTools version 2023.03 helps you achieve high-performance illumination designs with smart features for geometry import and creation, improved 3D viewing for fast explorations of model details, and many other usability updates to facilitate more efficient design workflows.

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Posted in Featured, LightTools, Product features, Releases


2023 Optical Fiber Communications (OFC) Conference Wrap-up

Synopsys participated as an exhibitor at OFC and demonstrated new innovations in photonic IC design and high-speed Ethernet IP solutions. Read about the innovations and industry trends showcased at OFC.

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Posted in Photonic Solutions, RSoft Photonic Device Tools, Trade shows and conferences


New Release of CODE V Improves Optical Design Workflows and Efficiency

The new capabilities in CODE V version 2023.03 improve design workflows, from surface input to design export. The release includes the SagFit utility, which converts and fits surfaces more quickly and intuitively than ever before. It provides better optimization assistance and increases modeling design speed. It also includes enhanced interoperability with LightTools to easily simulate optical systems that contain imaging and non-imaging components.

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Posted in CODE V, Featured, Product features, Releases


Meet Dr. Heejoo Choi, 2022 Kevin P. Thompson Optical Design Innovator Award Recipient

We had the opportunity to interview Dr. Heejoo Choi, 2022 Kevin P. Thompson Optical Design Innovator Award Recipient, and learn about how he got interested in optics.  He is currently an assistant research professor at the James C. Wyant College of Optical Science, University of Arizona and an Optical Scientist at the Large Binocular Telescope.

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Posted in Industry Interviews


Heterogeneous Integration of III-V Lasers and Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers on Silicon Photonic ICs

In 2022, a start-up company called OpenLight Photonics partnered with Tower Semiconductor to introduce a commercially available silicon photonics platform with integrated lasers. Read about this heterogeneous integration of lasers and active gain elements in a silicon-based photonic offering and its many benefits.

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Posted in Photonic Solutions