Optical Solutions Enewsletter

December 2022

Customer Support Hours in December

Happy Holidays from Synopsys

The Synopsys Optical Solutions Group would like to wish you happy holidays and thank you for being loyal customers. Let us know how we can help and support you during this time. 

CODE V and LightTools

From December 24, 2022 to January 2, 2023, please allow for a delayed response to your request for CODE V and LightTools technical support. Our support will be limited during this time and will only be available by e-mail. 

LucidShape and RSoft Photonic Device Tools

From December 24, 2022 to January 2, 2023, LucidShape and RSoft technical support will be unavailable. We will respond to product support and general inquiries for all products starting on January 3, 2023.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

How Synopsys Is Supporting Improved Workflows for Automotive Lighting Designers

LucidShape CAA V5 Based Supports Workflows for Automotive Lighting Designers | Synopsys

Synopsys is continually enhancing LucidShape CAA’s modeling of part-level models and product-level assemblies for greater efficiency and productivity. Learn about the latest features in LucidShape CAA that can improve your design workflows.

Upcoming Tech Talks

Our upcoming one-hour online Tech Talks include the following topics: 

  • Sorting Optimization Constraints and Other Neat CODE V Tips and Tricks
  • Optical Design and Simulation for DOE Waveguide Augmented Reality Glasses
  • Tolerance Analysis Options in LucidShape and LucidShape CAA V5 Based
  • How to Measure Emissive Materials or Surfaces with Synopsys Instruments
  • Visualization in LucidShape CAA V5 Based
  • Optical Scattering Measurement Tips & Tricks with Open Q&A
Tech talks | Synopsys

Illumination Fundamentals Course Series

Illumination Fundamentals Course Series | Synopsys

Synopsys Optical Solutions is proud to announce the return of the Illumination Fundamentals, Theory, and Application series presented by Julius Muschaweck of JMO Illumination Optics. Any engineer or optical designer who wants to reach a deeper understanding of illumination optics should consider joining this course series.

  • Course #1: Understanding Light for Illumination
  • Course #2: Modeling Sources and Optical Systems in Illumination Optics
  • Course #3: Optical Elements for Illumination
  • Course #4: Colorimetry for LED Users

CODE V Example Models

CODE V example models provide opportunities to explore CODE V’s extensive design and analysis capabilities as you work on practical examples. Get a head start designing your next imaging application with example models in CODE V.  We have recently added the following example models to SolvNetPlus

  • Lens Data Manager: Reflection HOE
  • Lens Data Manager: Transmission HOE
  • Lens Data Manager: Cube Beamsplitter
  • SpecBuilder basics
  • AUT Relative Illumination
  • AUT JMRCC Clearance

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

Your Feedback Matters

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Please let us know how we can improve your product experience with your feedback and suggestions.  Share your thoughts in this quick, five-minute survey.

Latest Knowledge Base Articles

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.

Training and Resources

Training Courses

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


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.

Tech Papers

Our library of technical papers provides access to innovative research by Synopsys Optical Solutions experts to help you learn and achieve success with your own projects.

Upcoming Events

SPIE Photonics West

San Francisco, CA
January 28 – February 2, 2023

Synopsys Presentations

Design of Efficient Illumination Systems
Instructor: William Cassarly, Synopsys
29 January 2023, 1:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. PST

Fully automated inverse design solution for metalenses/metasurfaces
30 January 2023, 10:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m. PST


Cascaded directional coupler-based polarization splitter/combiner on commercial silicon photonics integration platform
30 January 2023, 5:05 p.m.–5:25 p.m. PST

Photonic-integrated wavelength selective switch for S+C+L applications
31 January 2023, 10:20 a.m.–10:40 a.m. PST


Network performance analysis of a PIC-based reconfigurable add-drop multiplexer for multiband applications
1 February 2023, 8:30 a.m.–8:45 a.m. PST


Two-step machine learning assisted extraction of VCSEL parameters
1 February 2023, 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. PST

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