Optical Simulation

Numerical simulation is instrumental for developing and researching optical and photonic components and systems. With multiphysics-enabled wave and ray optics modeling techniques, engineers can conduct any number of realistic virtual experiments to better understand and optimize their designs, while reducing time and costs for building physical prototypes. Optical simulation spans a wide variety of application areas, including fiber optics, waveguides, couplers, cameras, spectrometers, and laser cavities, any of which might incorporate coupled structural-thermal-optical performance (STOP) analysis.

This panel discussion will cover best practices for wave and ray optics simulation, coupled multiphysics analysis, and the use of specialized simulation apps to bring the benefit of simulation to more people.