Technical Papers

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


Crowther, Sasian, Hoffman

"Enhancements and applications of induced aberration theory.” Proc. SPIE 11479, Roland V. Shack Memorial Session: A Celebration of One of the Great Teachers of Optical Aberration Theory, August 2020.

Ghillino, Patel, Mena; et al.

Machine learning assisted abstraction of photonic integrated circuits in fully disaggregated transparent optical networks.” 22nd International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON), 2020.

Ghillino; et al.

S-shaped waveguide-induced asymmetry between counter-propagating modes in a racetrack resonator.” International Conference on Numerical Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices (NUSOD), 2020.

Gregory; et al.

"Review of the initiatives in education and training tailored to industry needs over ten years of the SPIE Optics Education and Outreach Conference", Proc. SPIE 11480, Optics Education and Outreach VI, August 2020.

Novak, Jacobsen

Single Surface Freeform for Automobile Head-Up Display with Windshield Combiner”. 8th International Forum on Automotive Lighting, China, June 2020.

Rodgers; et al.

“ATSA: a cold, active telescope for Space Astronomy.” Proc. SPIE 11443, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2020, SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation, December 2020.

Rogers, Rakich

"The importance of Petzval correction in generalized Offner designs." Proc. SPIE 11482, Current Developments in Lens Design and Optical Engineering XXI, August 2020.


“Tolerance eigenmodes of optical systems.” Proc. SPIE 11488, Optical System Alignment, Tolerancing, and Verification XIII, August 2020.

Schmid; et al.

"Roland V. Shack’s discovery of nodal aberration theory, the expansion into the aberrations of freeform optics, and impact in optical design." Proc. SPIE 11479, Roland V. Shack Memorial Session: A Celebration of One of the Great Teachers of Optical Aberration Theory, August 2020.


"Practical considerations for GRIN raytracing with commercial software." Proc. SPIE 11484, Optical Modeling and Performance Predictions XI, August 2020.


Calabro, K; Zollers, M.

“Effects of individual particulates in optical systems using a spatially isolated contamination scattering method." Proc. of SPIE 11105, Novel Optical Systems, Methods, and Applications XXII, 1110509 (September 9, 2019).

Rizzo, Dai, Meng, London, Patel; et al.

“Ultra-low power consumption silicon photonic link design analysis in the AIM PDK.” SPIE OPTO, Proceedings Volume 10924, Optical Interconnects XIX, 2019.

Rodgers, M.; Tang, Hong; Creager, B.; et al.

"The WFIRST Coronagraph Instrument Phase B Optical Design," SPIE Annual Meeting, 2019.

Rodgers, M.; Redding, D; et al.

"Habitable Exoplanet Observatory (HabEx) starshade-only architectures, " SPIE Annual Meeting, 2019.

Zhou, Y.; Bhardwaj, A.; Mason, J.; et al.

"Electronic/Photonic Design Automation (EPDA) for InP-Photonic Integrated Circuit Process Design Kit," in OSA Advanced Photonics Congress (AP) 2019 (IPR, Networks, NOMA, SPPCom, PVLED), OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2019), paper IM3A.3.


Bahl, Heller, Scarmozzino, et al.
“Non-Monochromatic 3D Optical Simulation of HgCdTe Focal Plane Arrays”, Journal of Electronic Materials, June 18, 2018
Crowther, Blake et al.
"OCAMS: The OSIRIS-REx Camera Suite." Space Science Review (2018) 214:26, January/February 2018.
Ghillino, et al.
“The Synopsys Software Environment to Design and Simulate Photonic Integrated Circuits: A Case Study for 400G Transmission”, ICTON, 2018.
Rodgers, et al.
"An optically athermalized lens covering a 200-degree temperature range", International Conference on Space Optics (ICSO), 2018
Rodgers, et al.
"The Galaxy Evolution Probe: A concept for a mid and far-infrared space observatory", Proc. SPIE. 10698, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2018.
Rodgers, et al.
“Architecture for space-based exoplanet spectroscopy in the mid-infrared”, Proc. SPIE 10698, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2018: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 106980L (6 July 2018).
Rodgers, et al.
"HabEx Lite: a Starshade-only Habitable Exoplanet Imager Alternative", Proc. SPIE 10698, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2018: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 106980X (6 July 2018).
Zhao, Thompson, et al. "Experimental investigation in nodal aberration theory (NAT) with a customized RitcheyChrétien system: third-order coma," Optics Express 8729, Vol. 26, No. 7, April 2018.
Zollers, Gregory "Statistical variation of color uniformity for solid-state illumination systems", Proc. SPIE 10746, Novel Optical Systems Design and Optimization XXI; 107460G, 2018.


Bahl, Heller, Cassarly, Scarmozzino "Accounting for coherent effects in the ray-tracing of LEDs with interface gratings via mixed-level simulation," Opt. Eng. 55(1), January 2016.
Bahl, Heller, Cassarly, Scarmozzino, et al. "Mixed-level simulation of opto-electronic devices," 2016 International Conference on Numerical Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices (NUSOD), Sydney, NSW, 2016, pp. 101-102.
Cassarly "Design of Efficient Illumination Systems." SPIE Photonics West 2016. Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA. 14 February 2016. Illumination Design Course.
Irving, Hasenauer, Mulder "Multi-tool design and analysis of an automotive HUD", Proc. SPIE 10021, Optical Design and Testing VII, 100210F (October 31, 2016).
Mena, et al. "Encircled Angular Flux Representation of the Modal Power Distribution and Its Behavior in a Step Index Multimode Fiber," Journal of Lightwave Technology, Feb. 1, 2016.
Ragnow "Virtual Light Sources - Efficient Design Options for Automotive Lighting," International Forum on Automotive Lighting (IFAL) 2016, Shanghai, China, June 2016.
Stone, et al. "Low-Order Aberration Coefficients Applied to Design of Telescopes with Freeform Surfaces," International Conference on Space Optics 2016, Biarritz, France, October 2016.
Thompson, et al. "Volumetric rendering and metrology of spherical gradient refractive index lens imaged by angular scan optical coherence tomography system." Optics Express, Vol. 24, Issue 17, pp. 19388-19404.
Thompson, Rodgers, et al. "Validation of the corrective optics on the Hubble Space Telescope 1st Servicing Mission," J. Astron. Telesc. Instrum. Syst. 2(3), 034001 (2016), doi: 10.1117/1.JATIS.2.3.034001.

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