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  • defense and commercial sensing

    SPIE Defense
    and Commercial Sensing 2016

    April 19-21

    SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing Expo (formerly SPIE DSS) is the key exhibition for researchers, engineers, product developers…

  • ofc 2016

    OFC 2016:
    Booth #2135

    March 24-26

    OFC is the largest global conference and exhibition for optical communications and networking professionals. For over 40 years…

  • cloud-licensing

    Cloud Licensing
    “Save Time & Money”

    February 11, 2016

    Cloud Licensing provides up to 50% cost savings vs. standard USB key leases, immediate license availability, and no extra cost or…

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    OptiSystem 14.0

    January 14, 2016

    OptiSystem 14 includes several enhancements including a new C++ co-simulation component, updates to our multimode component portfolio…

  • photonics west 2015

    Photonics West
    2016: Booth #2540

    February 16-18

    Photonics West is the premier photonics and laser event. With more than 1,250 companies, this exhibition…

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    AVFOP 2015
    (Santa Barbara, California)

    November 10-12, 2015

    AVFOP conference provides an indispensable international forum for the academic, industry, and government R&D community…

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    New Program
    “Free for Academics”

    September 21, 2015

    Optiwave announced the immediate availability of its “Free for Academics” program to universities in the United States and Canada…

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    New OptiSystem
    Lab Assignments – 2015

    September 17, 2015

    New professionally written lab assignments are now freely available to OptiSystem users…

  • ECOC 2015

    ECOC 2015
    (Booth #349)

    September 28-30

    ECOC is the leading conference on optical communication in Europe, attracting more than 1,000 participants each year and…

  • IPR 2015

    IPR 2015

    June 28-30

    Integrated Photonics Research (IPR) is the premier and longest-running meeting dedicated to groundbreaking advances in research and development of integrated photonic…

  • OECC 2015

    OECC 2015

    June 28 - July 2

    Opto Electronics and Communications Conference (OECC) is one of the biggest worldwide conference on latest optical and photonic research…

  • photonics north 2015

    Photonics North

    June 10-11

    Optics and photonics technologies are strategic to the overall growth of many industry sectors in Canada; the pervasive nature…

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    Academic Publication

    May 12

    We are looking for members to work as Optiwave consultants: You make the design files & reports, and we pay you…

  • CLEO 2015

    CLEO 2015
    Booth #2611

    May 12-14

    CLEO serves as the premier international forum for scientific and technical optics, uniting the fields of lasers and…

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    DSS 2015:
    Booth #866

    April 21-23

    SPIE DSS Expo is the key exhibition focused on precision optics, lasers, sensors, optical materials, thermal imaging…

  • OI 2015

    Optical Interconnects

    April 20-22

    The annual Optical Interconnects Conference 2015 covers the full spectrum of high performance interconnect challenges in…


  • Plasmonic Array

    Plasmonic Arrays

    Plasmonic nano-hole arrays are an interesting avenue of research because of their highly sensitive transmission properties. Incorporating the already strong light-matter interaction of surface plasmons into a periodic structure allows…

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  • Matlab Binary Switch Videos

    Matlab Binary Switch

    These video tutorials will explain the protocol for setting up the MATLAB component in OptiSystem, by demonstrating a simple binary switch.

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  • Circuit design using a feedback loop

    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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  • nanoparticle-image


    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.