Synopsys provides a complete optical design workflow for nano-textured diffractive optical elements that enable smaller, lightweight AR/VR devices with improved displays and immersive experiences.
This workflow includes a seamless interface between LightTools and the RSoft Photonic Device Tools for virtual prototyping of light as it traverses optical and mechanical components in an AR/VR model, and the RSoft tools for fast, rigorous modeling of nano-textured optical structures. LightTools and RSoft provide a unique multi-domain simulation approach that shares Bidirectional Scattering Distribution Function (BSDF) data to help AR/VR device designers achieve superior light extraction efficiency, beam shaping, and color tuning.
Version 2023.03 of the RSoft Photonic Device Tools features improved performance for the RSoft BSDF user-defined optical properties when using a single thread within LightTools. The processing speed is improved by up to 2x.