Photonic Solutions Enewsletter

Photonic Solutions Quarterly Update - August 2022

This newsletter provides the latest information on Synopsys Photonic Solutions including product announcements, new papers, tech talks, upcoming events, and more.

In this issue:


Fully Automated Inverse Design Tool for Metalenses/Metasurfaces

Synopsys presented a technical paper on metalens design at META 2022, the 12th International Conference on Metamaterials, Photonic Crystals and Plasmonics. The paper, titled “A Design Automation and Simulation Flow for Lens Systems Containing Multiple Metasurfaces,” was developed and presented by Dr. Chenglin Xu, RSoft Photonic Device Tools product manager. The paper highlights a metalens design automation flow using inverse design techniques and automatic optimization based on specified target functions. The performance of the optimized metalens system can be validated by different simulation approaches. The presentation is available on request by emailing

A Design Automation and Simulation Flow for Lens Systems Containing Multiple Metasurfaces | Synopsys

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 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.

New White Papers

New Photonic Solutions white papers include:

New and Popular Application Notes

How to Design Reflective Polarizers for Display Backlight Recycling

Tools used: RSoft CAD Environment and DiffractMOD RWCA

Metalens Design and Simulation with RSoft and CODE V

Tools used: CODE V, DiffractMOD RCWA, FullWAVE FDTD, BeamPROP BPM

Upcoming Events

European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC) 2022

ECOC is Europe’s largest event on optical communications. In this year’s in-person event, Synopsys will feature its photonic IC design products and 112G/224G Ethernet IP for optics designs. See various demos in our booth and our partner’s booth, network with experts, and find out how to meet the requirements of your energy-efficient, high-performance devices, systems, and SoCs.

Photonic Symposium – Save the Date

Date: 19 October 2022

Time: 8:00 a.m.–12 p.m. PDT

Join our Photonic Symposium to hear directly from our experts, users, and industry partners to learn about the latest photonic developments, best practices, and future outlook. This event will provide attendees with an opportunity to learn about the photonic IC landscape, including market analysis, vision of hyper-scalers, chip suppliers, disruptive applications, and future developments. The  symposium will also feature hands-on, application-based training on Synopsys photonic IC tools. 

Email us at to pre-register.

Tech Talks

Electro-Optical Design Process Using RSoft Photonic Device Suite
26 September 2022


Using Scripts with the RSoft Photonic Device Tools
Watch recording


SPIE Optics + Photonics
21–25 August 2022
San Diego, CA


19–21 September 2022
Basel, Switzerland


Photonics NXT
22–23 September 2022


2022 International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics
4–6 October 2022


Frontiers in Optics
16–20 October 2022
Rochester, NY


18–20 October 2022
Frankfurt, Germany


Asia Communications and Photonics
5–8 November 2022
Shenzhen, China

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