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    Community Forums
    with Prize Giveaways

    April 11, 2014

    Each day you can read about current research activities & interests that are happening all around the world within your professional circle…

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    Now Available:
    Optiwave in the Cloud

    April 11, 2014

    Optiwave Products are now available in the Cloud through Amazon Web Services (AWS)…

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    Photonix 2014:
    Booth #22-17

    April 16-18

    Asia’s leading exhibition & conference for optical communications. As one of the most international industry events…

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    Free FDTD

    February 24, 2014

    Optiwave is now distributing its 32-bit FDTD product as freeware to show appreciation to the photonics community for…

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    OFC 2014:
    Booth #1430

    March 11-13

    OFC brings you the thought leaders and solutions providers ready with the cutting-edge ideas and fiber optic solutions to…

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    Coming Soon:
    Optiwave in the Cloud

    January 30, 2014

    Optiwave Products will soon be available in the Cloud through Amazon Web Services (AWS). Amazon Web Services is a…

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    OptiFDTD 12.0

    January 23, 2014

    OptiFDTD 12.0 includes several major enhancements and new features improving design, simulation capabilities, ease of use, and…

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    Free FDTD
    Software Package

    January 22, 2014

    For the first 500 attendees to visit our Photonics West 2014 booth (#234), Optiwave will be giving away…

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    Key Features
    for OptiSystem 12.2

    January 10, 2014

    OptiSystem 12.2 includes several important component and feature enhancements that improve the design and analysis capabilities of…

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    Photonics West
    2014: Booth #234

    February 4-6

    Photonics West is the premier photonics and laser event. With more than 1,234 companies in 2013, this exhibition continues to…

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    BPM Tutorials
    Available Online

    December 20, 2013

    All OptiBPM tutorials are now available online for use by BPM users. Please use the following link to access them…

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    WDM Phasar

    November 21, 2013

    Optiwave is now distributing it’s WDM Phasar product as freeware. The WDM Phasar software package provides a powerful tool for the…

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    FDTD 12.0
    Release Plan

    November 14, 2013

    Below is the planned feature list for version 12 of our Finite-DifferenceTime-Domain (FDTD) software…

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    OptiSystem 12.2
    & 13.0 Release Plan

    November 5, 2013

    The following PDF details release information for OptiSystem 12.2 (scheduled for early December 2013)….

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    FDTD Tutorials
    Available Online

    October 31, 2013

    The OptiFDTD tutorials have been uploaded to our website for use by all FDTD users. To access this material, please…

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    OptiSystem Manuals
    Now Online

    October 19, 2013

    OptiSystem users can now access over 100 pages of tutorials made available online…


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    Power Control Design

    OptiSPICE is the only SPICE software available for Opto-Electronics. It incorporates equations governing optical components directly into an electrical simulation framework, thus forming a single-engine optoelectronic simulation tool. Previously, the ability for a single software package to tightly model optical-electrical integration, thermal coupling, and various optical effects…

  • Suface Plasmon

    Surface Plasmon

    Surface plasmons are waves that propagate along the surface of metallic and certain dielectric materials. The electric field of a plasmon wave reaches its maximum at the surface and decays evanescently away from the surface. The wave properties are highly sensitive to any changes in the refractive index of the material as well as the device’s geometry. As a full wave modeling method…

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  • FDTD - Diffraction Grating 3D Layouts

    Diffraction Grating

    Finite-Difference Time-Domain (FDTD) is a powerful numerical method for simulating diffraction gratings, where the grating element and working wavelength are close in size. With OptiFDTD, the incident wave can be versatile and best matched with the real application; the CAD tools enable us to design different types of grating layouts; the simulated near field pattern…

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  • FDTD - Photonic Crystal Layout

    Photonic Crystal

    OptiFDTD provides two simulation engines for modeling photonic crystal devices and corresponding defects: 1) 2D and 3D FDTD simulation to study the field response and transmission/reflection spectrum; 2) PWE method to perform ban-diagram analysis for 1D, 2D and 3D photonic crystal devices.

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    Using OptiFDTD the transmission spectrum of a gold nanoparticle can be calculated. The simulation can begin using a 64-bit calculation engine where the user can only see a progress bar which allows us to cut down on CPU and memory overhead which is critical for running larger designs.

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    Silicon Nanowire for Photovoltaic Applications

    (PVs) are arrays of cells containing a Solar photovoltaic material that converts solar radiation into direct current electricity. Materials presently used for photovoltaics include monocrystalline silicon, polycrystalline silicon, microcrystalline silicon, cadmium telluride, and copper indium selenide/sulfide.

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    Nano-Lens and Micro-Lens Simulations

    When optical lens size is compatible with the working wavelength, the traditional lens analysis tools such as ray-tracing method will lose their accuracy. The FDTD method can be used to advantage in the nano-lens simulation. OptiFDTD software also provides tools so that beam focus size, focus distance, and far-field transform can be obtained directly.