Optical Solutions Enews

September 2022

MetaOptic Designer: Full Automation with Inverse Design Capabilities

Metalenses – flat lens technologies – have the potential to revolutionize optical products. Synopsys is supporting this new world of innovation with MetaOptic Designer, an unprecedented inverse design tool that takes user-specified criteria and automatically generates metalenses for optimal design performance. 

MetaOptic Designer provides:

  • Built-in intelligence and powerful FDTD-based validation to yield the best solutions, as fast as possible
  • Automatic generation of metalens and metasurface layouts, RSoft CAD files for simulation, and GDS files for fabrication
  • Efficient, powerful, and user-friendly features that significantly reduce design-to-validation cycles

Synopsys TIS Pro

The Synopsys TIS Pro is a standalone optical scattering instrument for efficient measurements of reflectance, transmittance, and absorption. 

Check out our website to learn more and request a demo. 

Or, join us for this online session: 

Synopsys TIS Pro: Presentation of the New Synopsys Optical Instrument
October 11; 10:00–11:00 a.m. CEST (Europe)
October 13; 9:00–10:00 a.m. PDT (North America)


Optical Solutions User Conferences

Save your spot at our first annual Synopsys Optical Solutions User Conferences! These free events in the U.S. and Europe will provide in-depth presentations on our optical design software tools, as well as talks on optical technologies and applications. 

September 28, 2022 – Sunnyvale, California 
Register Now

November 7-8, 2022 – Brussels, Belgium
Register Now

Student Optical Design Competition Results

Student Optical Design Competition 2022 Winners  | Synopsys

We are pleased to announce the winners of the Synopsys 2022 Robert S. Hilbert Memorial Optical Design Competition. This year’s winning designs were submitted by students from the California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, the University of Arizona, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, the University of Rochester, and the University of Texas at Austin.

Take a Five-Minute Customer Survey

Help guide the direction of Synopsys Optical Solutions product development with your feedback and suggestions.  Share your thoughts in this quick five-minute survey.

Migration to SolvNetPlus in October 2022

Beginning October 1, 2022, the Customer Support Portal will be decommissioned.  

We’re introducing an enhanced and unified customer experience for accessing product support resources. We invite all direct customers to access resources through a single Synopsys SolvNetPlus account. In addition to the product software you could download from SolvNetPlus previously, you can now also access an expanding catalog of knowledge articles, and software documentation. It is also integrated with the Synopsys Learning Center for on-demand learning content and tech talk recordings. Key features include:

  • Browse or search through over 200 articles created by our application engineers. New articles are added regularly and are available in multiple languages.
  • SolvNetPlus knowledge articles contain a wide variety of product materials including frequently asked questions, macros, and example files.
  • Find an article you like? You can save your favorite articles to your personal Saved Article list to reference later.

Create a SolvNetPlus account today, and have 24/7 access to a wide range of resources.

Latest SolvNetPlus Knowledge Base Articles

The SolvNetPlus Knowledge Base features a collection of searchable articles covering many topics about Synopsys products, including Optical Solutions tools. Here are a few recent additions to the ever-expanding library of technical articles:






RSoft Photonic Device Tools:




Hardware and Measurement Services:


Note: A SolvNetPlus account is required to access these articles. 

After you register and log in to SolvNetPlus, you can click any of the links in the Knowledge Base list to display that article. When you’re logged in to SolvNetPlus, you can also use the Search feature to locate all types of content within the site.

Tech Talks

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

  • LightTools Tips and Tricks
  • Reverse Sensor Light: Reproduce a Present Light Distribution From a Certain Source Position
  • How to Speed Up Your Simulations in LucidShape and LucidShape CAA V5 Based
  • Desensitizing Your Designs in CODE V
  • The (Photometry Type) ABC's of Source Apodization in LightTools
  • Electro-Optical Design Process Using RSoft Photonics Device Suite
  • How Scattering Measurement Can Improve Your Automotive Design Project
  • Synopsys TIS Pro: Presentation of the New Synopsys Optical Instrument
Tech talks | Synopsys

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

LightTools Summertime Tips and Tricks

Training and Resources

Product Training

We offer comprehensive, in-person introductory and advanced Optical Solutions product in-person training. View our list of upcoming instructor-led training events and register today! 


Search knowledge articles, example files, macros, and release notes for Synopsys products.


Access the eLearning platform to learn CODE V and LightTools at your own pace. This valuable resource is available to all current and trial license users.

Upcoming Events

Basel, Switzerland
September 18–22

Optical Scattering Measurements and Instruments Info Day
Munich, Germany
September 20


September 22–23

Light + Building
Frankfurt, Germany
October 2–6

Dubrovnik, Croatia
October 3–7


SIA Vision 2022
Paris, France
October 19–20


Frankfurt, Germany
October 18–20

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