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Visit us at OFC 2019, 5 - 7 March, San Diego, California, USA

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EPIPPROP 3.0 is released

We are pleased to announce the release of EPIPPROP 3.0. New AWG “top-hat” and “S” shaped AWG templates, ideal for large FSR designs. Epipprop now has a command line interface for automation. You now also have much better control of the FIMMPROP link for e.g. modelling tapers rigorously. Lots of other useful new things – ask for the Changes Log for full details.

OmniSim and CrystalWave 6.2 is released

OmniSim/CrystalWave Version 6.2 has been released. This brings further major improvements to our FETD Engine, now with automatic time-stepping and mesh-refinement. FDTD Engine preprocessing is significantly improved. Omnisim/CrystalWave now takes advantage of Photon Design’s much improved Python scripting environment, making automation significantly easier. Together with OmniSim/CrystalWave’s recent additions of graphene capabilities and advanced non-linearity support, such as “surface chi2”, OmniSim/CrystalWave is the best-in-class tool for those hard EM full-field/scattering problems. As us for an evaluation and learn for yourself.

FIMMWAVE/FIMMPROP online training, February 2019

Photon Design’s FIMMWAVE online training will take place in February 2019. FIMMWAVE provides sophisticated tools for the modelling of planar and fibre based photonic components. This intensive course will provide attendees with a deep understanding of the basics and then move quickly on to some advanced methods. The course will consist of taught sessions, demonstrations and hands-on sessions. It will take place over two days and will be run twice – once at times suitable for European and Asian customers and again for N. America attendees.

HAROLD 5.2 is released

We are pleased to announce the release of Harold 5.2 is released. This version brings a number of significant new features and improvements, including: a new linewidth broadening model in Harold’s EAM module for better simulation of absorption tails, addition of scale factors in Harold’s Gain and XY modules to facilitate easier calibration of key structure/fabrication-dependent quantities, a major update to the Python scripting interface, increased command-line functionality and improved material database data. …

PICWAVE 5.7 is released

We are pleased to announce the release of PICWave 5.7. This version brings a number of significant new features and improvements, including: a new laser linewidth calculator, a new automatic FIR filter fitting algorithm, oscilloscope Bessel filters and BER calculator, improved spectrum plotting tools, improved active section thermal model, a major update to the Python scripting interface and more…

FIMMWAVE 6.6 is released

We are pleased to announce the release of FIMMWAVE 6.6 released. This features a major update to its Python scripting interface making a much more natural scripting environment. Support for bent waveguides of arbitrary shape including Euler curves now also much enhanced.

PICWave design kit available for the Smart Photonics foundry

Photon Design is pleased to announce Design Kit support for the Smart Photonics foundry. The Design Kit is available with PICWave and provides a sophisticated and detailed optoelectronic model of all of the Smart Photonics building blocks (BBs). Active building blocks such as SOAs are the most challenging to model accurately and Photon Design has worked closely with Smart Photonics to bring out a calibrated model for the SOA and all of the Smart photonics active BBs.

PICWave is one of the World’s most sophisticated laser diode/SOA simulators with advanced simulation of many physical processes inside a laser diode or SOA. This new Design Kit puts the sophistication of the PICWave model at your service in your Smart Photonics design. Now you can put together a Smart Photonics circuit design in the virtual environment of PICWave in the confidence that your manufactured chips will do what you expect. See here for further details.