RSoft System Tools

2018 Dates TBD - Ossining, NY

This course covers the basics of the RSoft System Tools and gradually moves to intermediate and advanced topics. The application areas cover use of the RSoft systems modeling tools for Fiber Optics, Data Center Links, Ethernet, Single- and Multimode fiber based systems, Passive Optical Networks, Coherent Transmission and Advanced Modulation Formats. 


If interest and time allows, cosimulation with other Synopsys Tools such as BeamPROP™, FullWAVE™, GratingMOD™, CODE V®, and third-party tools such as SPICE and MATLAB can be discussed.

Summary of Topics

  • Introduction to simulation engines and simulation parameters
  • Introduction to the GUI
    • Symbol Table, Parameter Scans, Component Libraries and Properties, Project Reports.
    • Advanced options including creating and using compound components.
  • Transmission impairments in single-mode fiber
  • Overview of optical and electrical amplifiers
  • Estimation of bit error rate (BER) and Monte Carlo Simulations
  • Hands-on practice and application examples
  • Discussion of ModeSYS:
    • Modeling options for multimode fibers
    • Large-Core Step-Index Multimode Fiber
    • Encircled Flux
    • Differential Modal Delay
    • Effective Modal Bandwidth
    • Data analysis and post-processing

Classes are from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Hands-on workshops are held throughout the day. Attendees are required to bring their own laptop.

Registration Information

Who Should Attend?
Any engineer or designer who wants to learn to use design software for photonics modeling and optical system analysis will benefit from this course. Though not required, some familiarity with photonics and CAD (concepts and terminology) is helpful.


400 Executive Boulevard, Suite 101
Ossining, NY 10562

Directions and accommodation information will be emailed upon receipt of registration.

Registration and Fees
The fee for this short course is $600. This includes instruction, course notes, lunch on two days, and refreshments.

Attendance is limited. Pre-registration with payment must be made at least three weeks before the start of the courses. The fee is refundable up to that point. (A $200 fee is charged for later cancellations.) Please note that attendees are required to bring their own laptop.

For all registration questions, please contact: 

Synopsys OSG Training Registration
Phone: (626) 795-9101
Fax: (626) 795-9102

Course Instructor

Jigesh Patel is a fiber-optic communications engineer with 18 years of experience. He is responsible for supporting RSoft systems modeling tools OptSim, OptSim Circuit and ModeSYS at Synopsys.