Student Enewsletter, March 2022

Enewsletter, March 2022

Spring Issue: Student and Professor Edition

Charting Guide: From Software to Report

Welcome to the Spring 2022 Optical Solutions University newsletter! We hope you are enjoying more of your classes in person this term! 

In this issue: 

  • Charting Guide: From Software to Report
  • CODE V Book Giveaway
  • Student Design Competition
  • What's new in the CODE V, LightTools, and LucidShape 2022.03 releases
  • Expand Your Knowledge with Tech Talks and Other Training

Tips will be covered for LightTools, LucidShape, and RSoft Photonic Device Tools

CODE V Book Giveaway

Read any good books lately? Well, we want to help by suggesting “Designing Optics with CODE V” by Don O’Shea and Julie Bentley! And even better, we are giving away two copies! 

Win your own copy by entering our CODE V book giveaway! ONE LUCKY STUDENT and ONE LUCKY PROFESSOR will receive a copy of this invaluable resource on how to design an optical system using Synopsys' CODE V. 

To enter: 

Send an email to from your university email address (sorry, no personal email addresses will be accepted)

Include in the email:

  • Subject: "CODE V Book Giveaway"
  • Your name, University, Status (student, professor)

Entrant names will be dropped into a hat and the winners will be chosen at random on May 1. The winners will be notified by email. 

Good luck! If you don't win, no problem. Copies are available on the SPIE website. 

Student Design Competition

Working on an interesting class project or thesis? 

Our annual student optical design competition is coming up!! Don't miss out! 

As a student, you are invited to enter an optical design or research you worked on during the 2021-2022 school year. This could be a class assignment or thesis work using CODE V, LightTools, LucidShape, RSoft Photonic Device Tools, and Photonic Solutions. Entries are due June 15, 2022. Awards totaling $20,000 will be granted. Visit our website to learn how to enter your project. 

Important Tips: Be sure to read the competition rules. Please note that we require all submissions to honor the 10-page limit. 

Check out our blog to learn more about last year's winners from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, Columbia University, University of Arizona, University of North Carolina at Charlotte and University of Rochester. 

What's New in the Optical Solutions Group?

Check out the latest product releases:

Expand Your Knowledge

Join a Tech Talk
Visit our schedule of CODE V, LightTools, LucidShape and RSoft Photonic Device Tools online tech talks on our website. Register for any or all of the talks!

Take advantage of Online Learning Courses
Learn CODE V and LightTools at your own pace! Take a look at our catalog of Elearning courses and register to get started today!

Join a Live Online Training Course

For a schedule of instructor-led online courses, visit our website.

Visit the Customer Support Portal
Our Customer Support Portal contains many helpful materials related to our products. You can find resources to enhance your design skills through video demonstrations, user group presentations, tech talks, new user orientations and more! 

Important Links

  • Stay updated on the latest topics through the Synopsys Optical and Photonic Solutions blog.
  • Want to use the same software used by industry leaders in optics? Request a free student license!