Photonic Simulations

Synopsys OptSim allows users to design and simulate current and next generation optical communication systems at the signal propagation level.

These advanced tools enhance and accelerate user-modeling capabilities and provide real field design scenarios using extensive industry specifications. Our users include optical component and equipment manufacturers, system integrators, service providers, as well as government labs and academic institutions. Whether you are interested in maximizing performance, minimizing costs, reducing time to market, fast prototyping, or analyzing multiple "what-if" scenarios for optical communication systems, these tools will become an inseparable partner and the secret of your success.

Key Features

  • Rich library of single- and multimode fiber-optic system design models
  • Virtual prototyping reduces the need for costly and lengthy physical prototyping for increased productivity and decreased time-to-market. 
  • Assist in the discovery and analysis of next generation fiber-optic and free-space communication systems deploying polarization diversity and advanced modulation formats 
  • Enables modeling of complex transmission effects and interplay including multipath interference, jitter, electrical and optical noise, inter-symbol interference, etc. 
  • Intuitive and flexible measurement post-processing graphical interface acts like a virtual laboratory instrument.
  • Monte Carlo analyses and optimization of the design for enhanced performance and reduced cost.
  • Co-simulation with embedded SPICE engine, and interfaces with EDA tools such as Synopsys PrimeSim HSPICE for a mixed-domain electrical and optical simulation
  • Interfaces with MATLAB, CODE V, and RSoft Device Modeling tools
  • Best Fit Laser Toolkit™ makes customizing powerful rate-equation laser model parameters to fit desired performance characteristics easily.