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    OptiBPM 13

    November 28, 2016

    This release of OptiBPM updates all features to a 64 bit application. It also introduces new materials and a new profile…

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    OptiSPICE 5.2

    November 15, 2016

    OptiSPICE 5.2 includes several enhancements including new models and devices, improvements to the simulator performance and…

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    AVFOP 2016

    Nov 1-3

    The aerospace & vetronics industries have made great strides in recent years deploying fiber optics and photonics technology on commercial and military platforms…

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    OptiFiber 2.2

    August 29, 2016

    In this release, the effective area is calculated for every selected mode, and the results are displayed in a table…

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    OptiFDTD 13.0

    July 22, 2016

    In this major release of OptiFDTD we have introduced graphical user interface enhancements and design flow improvements to the…

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    OECC 2016

    July 4-6

    OECC has a long tradition and is a leading international conference for researchers and engineers working in the fields of optoelectronics…

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    Product Roadmaps:
    OptiSystem 15 & OptiSPICE 6

    June 3, 2016

    Read and review the latest roadmap plans for OptiSystem & OptiSPICE. Releases that are “Under consideration” are not committed…

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    ECOC 2016:
    Booth #391

    September 19-21

    The ECOC Exhibition is the largest optical communications exhibition in Europe, held each September in a different European city…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…


  • 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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    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.