VPIphotonics updates optical transmission design suite

Created July 19, 2021
Technologies and Products

VPIphotonics Design Suite has released version 11.2 provides its optical transmission design suite. The update delivers advances in simulation and design flow for many applications such as encoding and digital signal processing for high-speed coherent systems; analysis of signal metrics for intensity modulated direct detection systems; free-space optical communications and multimode coupling; integrated photonics with nonlinear waveguides and microring modulators. Integration with a version control system allows enables the tracking of changes in the design project in a collaborative environment.

VPIphotonics™ provides professional simulation software supporting requirements of optoelectronics, integrated photonics and fibre optics applications, optical transmission system and network applications, as well as cost-optimised equipment configuration. VPIphotonics’™ team also provides professional consulting services addressing customer-specific design, analysis and optimisation requirements, and delivers training courses on adequate modelling techniques and advanced software capabilities.

“With the greatly improved capabilities that we provide in Version 11.2, our software solutions will continue to show their benefits in winning and successfully performing many research and development projects,” commented André Richter, general manager of VPIphotonics.

The company recently released an interoperable software platform for the design of photonic devices. VPI DeviceDesigner(tm) offers researchers an easy-to-use platform based on an object-oriented Python interface. This ease of use is coupled with the design flexibility supporting 2D waveguide cross-sections and 3D device layouts made of real (dispersive, temperature-dependent, doped, anisotropic) optical materials. One of the key benefits of this new software platform is that it enables a complete hierarchical design workflow. Targeting photonic device design, VPI DeviceDesigner complements VPIphotonics Design Suite.

For more information, visit www.VPIphotonics.com.

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This article was written
by Peter Dykes

Peter Dykes is a independent telecoms and technology journalist who has over that last 30 years written for a wide range of B2B publications and companies. A former BT engineer, he specialises in networks and associated support systems. He is currently Editor of Optical Connections.