SPIE Photonics West 2020

The Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA
February 1-6, 2020
Synopsys Booth #757
SPIE website

Exhibition Dates and Hours

  • Tue, Feb 4: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Wed, Feb 5: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Thu, Feb 6: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 


At SPIE Photonics West 2020, Synopsys will showcase software solutions that enable you to design high-quality, manufacturable optical and photonic systems. Speak with our experts to learn how CODE V®, LightTools®, RSoft Photonic Device Tools™, Photonic System Tools, and the PIC Design Suite can solve your design challenges. Also ask about our consulting services by experts in the field of optical design.

SPIE AR | VR | MR Conference - February 2-4, 2020

Synopsys is Design Challenge Sponsor - Silver

Join this conference to learn the latest in AR, VR, and MR technologies.

Products and Services

CODE V optical design software offers unique capabilities for imaging system design and optimization, including:

  • The built-in SpecBuilder™ tool for quickly building a complete set of optical design project specs and goals
  • Expert tools for glass and aspheric surface selection (Glass Expert and Asphere Expert)
  • Asphere Writer to help communicate your designs for manufacturing   
  • Forbes freeform surfaces to lower manufacturing costs of compact, folded optical systems with stringent packaging and image resolution requirements   
  • Tolerance desensitization optimization, which creates designs with the best “as-built” performance   
CODE V: Solutions for Imaging Systems

Synopsys offers a comprehensive Photonic Solutions portfolio, which includes the RSoft products for photonic device design, the OptSim and ModeSYS photonic system tools, and the OptSim Circuit and OptoDesigner tools for photonic integrated circuit design. Synopsys' Photonic Solutions offer a seamless design flow from concept to manufacturing to enable innovations in consumer and industrial applications.

The RSoft Photonic Device Tools comprise the industry's widest portfolio of simulators and optimizers for passive and active photonic and optoelectronic devices, including lasers and VCSELs. Our tools are integrated with CODE V and LightTools for rigorous modeling of nano-textured optical structures and diffraction analysis.

RSoft: Solutions for Photonic Component and Optical Communication Design

LightTools offers powerful, unique features for the design, visualization, and optimization of optical components used in general lighting systems, freeform optics, light guides and backlit displays. The latest LightTools release provides advanced capabilities to help optical designers pinpoint and correct stray light issues—including ghost images and flare—early in the design process. 

  • Designers can quickly prototype their opto-mechanical systems, explore the interactions of light with system components, and identify sources of unwanted surface interactions that impact system performance. 
  • LightTools stray light analysis is particularly useful for designing next-generation illumination optics in space-borne telescopes, infrared optical systems, consumer electronics, autonomous vehicles, and AR/VR/MR applications.
LightTools: Solutions for Illumination Systems

Synopsys Presentations, SPIE Educational Courses, and Conference Sessions

SC011: Design of Efficient Illumination Systems

February 2, 2020, 1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Instructor: William J. Cassarly, Synopsys, Inc.
Course Details


Photonic Instrumentation Engineering VII
February 4-6, 2020
Program Committee: G. Groot Gregory, Daniel Herrmann, et al.
Conference Details


Geometry optimization of unidirectional integrated ring laser
February 5, 2020, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Giuseppe Giannuzzi, Enrico Ghillino, Paolo Bardella
Paper Abstract

Abstracting network elements from mask layout to network management: a case study
February 5, 2020, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Paolo Bardella, Emanuele Virgillito, Dario Pillori, Andrea Carena, Vittorio Curri
Paper Abstract

To Schedule a Meeting

If you are planning to attend SPIE Photonics West and would like to schedule on on-site meeting or product demo with Synopsys, please contact us: