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