Photonic Solutions Enewsletter, July 2021

Photonic Solutions Enewsletter

The Synopsys Photonic Solutions team wishes you a safe and happy summer!

This summer, we hope you can take time to relax, enjoy yourself, spend time with family and friends, and balance your work and personal life.

We are pleased to announce a new application note you can access on demand, as well as exciting events coming up in the fall. Read on for more details!

New Application Note: Hollow Antiresonant Fibers with Reduced Attenuation

For decades, scientists have been interested in hollow-core optical fibers (HCFs) for their low non-linear response, low latency and lower dispersion compared to solid fibers. A new HCF design – the hollow antiresonant fiber (HAF) -- surrounds the hollow core with a microstructure cladding composed of tubes attached to the jacket glass. Our finite element mode solver, FemSIM, can calculate the mode for HAF structures, find the attenuation loss, bending loss, and design a desired structure at needed band area.

Read the application note

Save the Date: Photonic Symposium – September 21-22, 2021

Photonics – the generation, processing and detection of light – is crucial to meeting evolving internet, healthcare, mobility, and security needs. Driven by data communication applications, photonics is moving rapidly from the laboratory to mainstream. Join our Photonic Symposium in September to hear directly from industry experts about the latest photonic developments, best practices, and future outlook.


We will review the PIC landscape, including market analysis, vision of hyper-scalers, chip suppliers, disruptive applications, and future developments. Day 2 of the symposium will feature hands-on, application-based training on Synopsys photonic IC tools. Stay tuned for the event invitation coming soon! Or, email photonics@synopsys.com to pre-register.

Upcoming Online Tech Talk

Simulation of Micro-LEDs Using RSoft Photonic Device Tools

Join this online presentation to learn about RSoft Photonic Device tools and simulation methods for micro-LEDs.

September 7, 2021
4:00–5:00 p.m. CEST

Attendance is free, but registration is required. Contact photonics@synopsys.com for details about this event and to pre-register.

On-Demand Resources

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

Explore Synopsys’ photonic design flow with our online demo miniseries, now available on YouTube. These quick presentations highlight Synopsys’ latest design features in our Photonic Solutions platform. Watch the following videos at your convenience:

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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 (https://opticsportal.synopsys.com).

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.

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Upcoming Events

Tech Talk: Simulation of Micro-LEDs Using RSoft Photonic Device Tools

Join this online presentation to learn about RSoft Photonic Device tools and simulation methods for micro-LEDs.

September 7, 2021
4:00–5:00 p.m. CEST

Virtual Event: Photonic IC Symposium

September 21-22, 2021

Contact photonics@synopsys.com for details about these upcoming events and to pre-register.