With the right combination of optical and photonic technologies, AR/VR systems can provide improved displays, more immersive experiences, and enhanced visual comfort.
AR/VR systems often have a mixture of domain sizes that must be properly addressed when modeling the system in software. Larger-scale structures, such and the plates, lenses, mirrors and mechanical components require a ray-tracing approach that doesn’t work well for very small-scale structures.
Nanoscale structures often used in AR/VR devices, such as gratings, require a rigorous simulation using Maxwell’s equations to account for the diffraction effects. These methods cannot be sized up to simulate larger components or the system as a whole.
Synopsys' design workflow includes a seamless interface between LightTools software for simulating the behavior of light as it interacts with optical and mechanical components, and the RSoft Photonic Device Tools for fast, rigorous modeling of nano-textured optical structures. Together, LightTools and RSoft Photonic Device Tools provide a unique multi-domain simulation approach that shares Bidirectional Scattering Distribution Function (BSDF) data to help AR/VR device designers achieve superior system performance.