Photonic Solutions Enewsletter

January 2020

In this issue:


The Synopsys Photonic Solutions team wishes you a happy and successful 2020!

Let us help make your design plans a reality with our Photonic Solutions platform for device simulation (RSoft Photonic Device Tools), system design (Photonic System Tools), circuit design, layout and verification (PIC Design Suite), and schematic vs. layout (ICV).

We are proud to help our customers innovate consumer and industrial communications, sensing, and imaging applications with our enhanced algorithms, new design capabilities, and faster simulations. Thank you for your support!

Our Support Email Address Has Changed

Please note that we have a new, single email address that you can use to get help for all Photonic Solutions tools: You can direct your questions for the RSoft Photonic Device Tools, Photonic System Tools (OptSim, ModeSYS), and PIC Design Suite (OptoDesigner, OptSim Circuit) to this new address.

Please update your address book to remove the old support addresses ( and/or We look forward to supporting you with our new address:!

SPIE Photonics West 2020

Visit Synopsys Booth #757 at SPIE Photonics West, February 4-6, 2020, to learn about Synopsys’ complete optical and photonic software solutions:

·  RSoft Photonic Device Tools

·  Photonic System Tools

·  PIC Design Suite

·  CODE V optical design software

·  LightTools illumination design software

We will also offer the following workshops and technical presentations that focus on the latest developments in optical and photonic technologies:

  • Design of Efficient Illumination Systems, February 2, 2020, 1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Photonic Instrumentation Engineering VII, February 4-6, 2020
  • Geometry optimization of unidirectional integrated ring laser, February 5, 2020, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Abstracting network elements from mask layout to network management: a case study, February 5, 2020, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

New Application Note: PIC Design Suite Transparent Components

Synopsys Photonic Solutions presents a new application note on using our PIC Design Suite to create transparent components.

When designing photonic circuits, you may not always know which technology will be used to fabricate the circuit. It is useful to create a single circuit design that is compatible with multiple foundries to compare performance and costs in different technologies. Synopsys can help you do this with a unique, technology-agnostic library: px-elements. Read the application note.

On-Demand Resources

See our latest on-demand resources to optimize your use of our product portfolio:

Synopsys Photonic Solutions Licensing for Students and Educators

Invest in the future with the most advanced photonic design software available: RSoft Photonic Device Tools, Photonic System Tools, and the PIC Design Suite from Synopsys Photonic Solutions.

Our university and student licensing programs are great opportunities for schools to provide their students with an opportunity to learn industry-standard software, using the same version as the professionals. Students can complete course work and research assignments with the assistance of an expert optical design tool, while building their value in the job market!  For the university licensing program, a university representative can contact us at  For the student licensing program, students can fill out our information request form.

At a dramatically reduced cost, gain access to our photonic tools for device and optical communications systems design, and the PIC Design Suite for photonic integrated circuit design.  If you would like more details, contact us at

Customer Support Portal

Current customers can access RSoft Photonic Device Tools, Photonic System Tools and PIC Design Suite resources and content at any time on the Customer Support Portal (

If you haven’t already registered for Portal access, consider registering for an account today!

Once your account is activated, an e-mail will be sent to you to confirm your login information. 

Follow Us on LinkedIn and Twitter

Be sure to follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter! This is an easy way to discover our latest events, seminars, webinars, application notes, industry news, and much more. 

Upcoming Events

For a complete list, please go to our Events Page.

February 4-6, 2020

SPIE Photonics West
The Moscone Center 
Booth 757
San Francisco, CA

March 8-12, 2020

The San Diego Convention Center 
Booth 3029
San Diego, CA
Learn More

March 31 - April 1, 2020

PIC International
Brussels, Belgium
Learn More