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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 Featured, Photonic Solutions


2022 Synopsys Photonic Symposium Recap

Here’s a summary of the presentations from our annual Photonic Symposium from October 2022, which covered new capabilities and trends emerging in the integrated photonics market.

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Posted in Photonic Solutions, Trade shows and conferences


Designing PAM-4 Transmitter PICs for Higher Bandwidth and Energy Savings in Data Centers

Explosive growth in hyperscale computing and Internet traffic has forced designers to rethink intra-datacenter optics. Coherent fiber optics inside data centers are still expensive and the binary non-return to zero (NRZ) intensity modulation has reached its limit in terms of bandwidth.

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Posted in Photonic Solutions


2021 Synopsys Photonic Symposium Recap

On September 21-22, 2021, Synopsys hosted its annual Photonic Symposium to convey the current state of the integrated photonics market and its diverse end applications.

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Posted in Current Events and Trends, Photonic Solutions


The Pitfalls of Choosing Electrical Circuit Languages to Model Photonics in PICs

When modeling photonics in electro-optical systems, what previously worked for simple transceiver photonic ICs (PICs) is not necessarily going to work for the next generation of high-density AI and photonic computing chips. Here’s a look at why electrical circuit languages are not robust enough for electro-optics codesign, and why designers are upgrading to unified electronic-photonic design platforms that allow more natural, domain-specific characterization of electronics and photonics.

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Posted in Photonic Solutions


Build Your Skills Online – Learn Something New in One Hour While Watching CODE V, LightTools, LucidShape Tech Talks

There’s no doubt that this has been an unusual and challenging year. Trade shows, conferences, and events were postponed or converted to an online format, we learned to use new video conferencing platforms, and telecommuting became the norm for every day. What has not changed is that we have continued to be there for our customers and provide ready access to resources and training. Learn about our upcoming tech talks and available resources.

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Posted in CODE V, LightTools, LucidShape, Photonic Solutions, Product features


OptoCompiler Accelerates Photonic IC Product Development

In September 2020, Synopsys launched the OptoCompiler platform for photonic integrated circuit (PIC) design. OptoCompiler is the industry’s first unified electronic and photonic design platform that combines mature and dedicated photonic technology with Synopsys’ industry-proven electronic design tools to enable engineers to produce and verify complex PIC designs quickly and accurately. Learn more about OptoCompiler, its features, and how it is transforming PIC design.

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Posted in Photonic Solutions, Product features, Releases, Uncategorized


SPIE Optics + Photonics Digital Forum

Who’d have thought you could attend a conference and stay home at the same time? Because of the current world health situation, many conferences are now online, including the SPIE Optics + Photonics conference. In just a few weeks, SPIE will host this annual event as a free digital forum.

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Posted in CODE V, Current Events and Trends, LightTools, Photonic Solutions, Trade shows and conferences


Synopsys Optical and Photonics Solutions – Robert S. Hilbert Memorial Optical Design Competition

The Synopsys Optical Solutions Group invites you to participate in its Robert S. Hilbert Memorial Optical Design Competition, which recognizes excellence in optical design projects completed by students. You’ll have a chance to win a portion of a $10,000 prize. Entries are due on June 15, 2020.

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Posted in CODE V, LightTools, LucidShape, Photonic Solutions


We Just Added More Tech Talks!

The Synopsys Optical Solutions Group is proud to announce our new series of online tech talks. We’ve pulled together a great lineup featuring product training and optical design case studies. Register today for any or all of these talks!

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Posted in CODE V, LightTools, Photonic Solutions, Product features