Software Updates and Features

RSoft Photonic Device Tools 2023.03-1 Release

RSoft Photonic Device Tools 2023.03-1 includes the following updates.

MetaOptic Designer:

  • Added a new performance metric to measure MTF; the metric is enabled by defining the symbol save_mtf=1
  • Improved memory handling of GDS generation for large metalenses
  • Provided a direct way to include materials from the RSoft CAD Environment without the need to edit text files or have an RSoft CAD Environment license

Support for high-performance computing:

  • Improved support for job schedulers
  • Updated to FullWAVE FDTD cluster licensing to minimize overhead

TCAD Interface:

  • Added a new CMOS image sensor application note and project to SolvNetPlus that showcases the interface between TCAD Sentaurus tools, DiffractMOD RCWA, and FullWAVE FDTD

CODE V and LightTools Glass Catalog Updates

Updates to the CODE V and LightTools material database, including CDGM, Hikari, Hoya, Ohara, and Schott optical glass catalogs are now available. 

For download links and installation instructions, please visit our website. For information about glasses affected by this update, refer to the History of CODE V and LightTools Glass Database Changes on our website. 

Why Photorealistic Simulations are Crucial to the Design Process

Read about the CATIA-integrated photorealistic rendering capability for generating realistic simulations of automotive lighting designs in LucidShape CAA V5 Based design software.

Upcoming Events

LucidShape User Group Meetings

This year’s topics include lighting design application examples and tips for effective product simulations.

June 19–20, 2023
Munich, Germany
Evening reception on June 19

July 11, 2023
Novi, Michigan

Workshop: Automated Inverse Design Solution for Metalenses

July 18 and 19, 4:40 – 5:40 pm
Workshop at META, Paris France

No registration required; open to all conference attendees.

  • June 27–30: LASER, Booth B2.307 - Munich, Germany
  • July 18–21: META – Paris, France
  • August 22–24: SPIE Optics + Photonics, Booth 319 – San Diego, CA
  • August 29–30: DVN Workshop – San Jose, CA

Learning Opportunities

Illumination Fundamentals, Theory, and Application

Deepen your understanding of the science of illumination optics when you attend this online course, starting in July.

Join Us for Upcoming Tech Talks

LightTools and Simulated Optical Measurements: From Novice to Advanced!

June 15, 2023; 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. CET (Europe)
June 22, 2023; 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. PDT (North America)

Learn how to use a LightTools workflow that allows you to build a virtual prototype of your design, run illumination simulations, and analyze optical measurements at all stages of the design process.

Upcoming Training

Advanced Topics in CODE V

June 19-21, 2023
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. CET
Online Via Zoom

Automotive Lighting & Optics Seminar

July 12, 2023
9:00 a.m. –5:30 p.m. IST
Royal Orchid Central, Pune, India

Product Help Articles

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Other Announcements

“Flat Lenses Made of Nanostructures Transform Tiny Cameras and Projectors”

Optics Glossary Terms You Should Know

Robert S. Hilbert Memorial Optical Design Competition

Applications accepted through June 15

More info | Winning Entries | 2022 Winners

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