Optical Solutions Enewsletter

June 2022

Latest Blog Post

Augmented reality optics | Synopsys

What is the difference between augmented reality and virtual reality?

We often use the terms augmented reality and virtual reality interchangeably. But how are they different?

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RSoft Photonic Device Tools Release Highlights

  • Added more outputs to LED Utility, luminance, radiance, and tristimulus values for LED simulation
  • Updated the interface with Synopsys Sentaurus TCAD to maintain compatibility with the new proprietary TDR data format, as well as input of custom Soref coefficients
  • Added new overlap monitor functionality and analysis
    • Includes plane wave and Gaussian test field options, in addition to the existing launch field and data file options
    • Displays the output polarization angle of a vector field
  • Added support of SGE/UGE batch scheduler for Cloud computation, in addition to LSF and PBS batch schedulers
  • Added Sapphire, TiO2, BK7 glass to the material library to support metalens design
  • Updated Python API supports the creation of RSoft CAD files via scripting, and includes improved debugging features
  • Photonic Device Compiler, which utilizes the RSoft Photonic Device Tools and Custom PDK Utility to develop photonic devices within Synopsys OptoCompiler, adds Custom PDK Utility improvements in this release.
CMOS Image Sensor | Synopsys
RSoft Photonic Device Tools | Synopsys

Tech Talks

Join us for our online Tech Talks, which will include the following topics: 

  • BYOEF: Bring Your Own Error Function! Creating User-Defined Error Functions in CODE V
    June 22, 2022; 10:00-11:00 a.m. PDT (North America)
    June 29, 2022; 4:00-5:00 p.m. CEST (Europe)

  • Working with (or without) the SmartStart Library in LightTools
    June 30, 2022; 10:00-11:00 a.m. CEST (Europe)

  • LucidShape and LucidShape CAA V5 Based - Get the Most Out of the SmartStart Library
    July 5, 2022; 4:00-5:00 p.m. CEST (Europe) / 10:00-11:00 a.m. EDT (North America)

In case you missed any of the Tech Talks, you can view recent recordings on SolvNetPlus:

Emulation of Ray File Data Sets to Increase the Number of Rays

Using LightTools to Find and Control Stray Light

Discover the Strengths and Benefits of Receiver Filters

Synopsys Solution to Design and Simulation of Metalens

Design of Sub-Wavelength Color Filters for CMOS Image Sensors

Training and Resources

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Upcoming Events


Las Vegas, NV
June 19–23, 2022


DVN US Workshop
Rochester, MI
June 20-21, 2022


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Torremolinos, Spain
July 19–22, 2022


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