Photonic Solutions Webinars

Polarization in Photonics: From Data and Telecom to Sensing and Beyond

Friday, July 17, 2020
9:00 a.m. (PDT)
Duration: 45 min presentation + live example demonstration

The demand for higher data rates and efficiency is driving the development of next-generation communication systems. Most popular solutions require single and combined multiplexing techniques. However, Polarization-Division-Multiplexing (PDM) plays a strong role by enabling the development of on-chip, high-performance solutions.

In this Professional Workshop, we will discuss the role of polarization as a technology enabler for this and other applications. We will provide an introduction and several examples of the design of high-performance photonic polarization splitters and rotators. 

What You Will Learn

  • The need for compact, high-performance solutions for broad bandwidth photonic systems
  • The concepts, techniques and methodologies to control polarization in photonic devices

Designing AR/VR Systems Using Multi-Domain Optical Simulations

Friday, July 31, 2020
9:00 a.m. (PDT)
Duration: 45 min real case study + in depth discussion

With the right mix 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 which is not appropriate for very small scale structures.

Nano-scale 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.  

What You Will Learn

In this webinar, you will learn how to use Synopsys’ multi-domain optical simulations to design AR/VR systems:

  • How the LightTools/RSoft BSDF co-simulation capabilities provide a highly accurate method for modeling the interaction of light with nanoscale textured or patterned surfaces often found in AR/VR devices and then using that scattering data while simulating the performance of the entire device.
  • How to model nanoscale optical elements in the RSoft Photonic Device Tools: DiffractMOD, FullWAVE, and MOST
  • How to model the opto-mechanical system in LightTools and integrate the BSDF data generated from RSoft tools into the optical model
  • How to perform fast, accurate multi-domain simulations

Who Should Attend

Current users, students, researchers, R&D engineers, and managers interested in understanding Synopsys’ solutions for complete, seamless photonic simulation should attend this webinar.

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