OptiSystem is an innovative, rapidly evolving, and powerful software design tool that enables users to plan, test, and simulate almost every type of optical link in the transmission layer of a broad spectrum of optical networks from LAN, SAN, MAN to ultra-long-haul. It offers transmission layer optical communication system design and planning from component to system level, and visually presents analysis and scenarios.
OptiBPM can combine channel, fiber, and diffused waveguides into a single layout. A simple menu selection allows a layout to be simulated in either 2D or 3D. Integration with OptiSystem delivers continuity in simulation from the waveguide to the system or subsystem level. Complex field data transfer between OptiFDTD and popular ray tracing tools, allows OptiBPM designers to incorporate free space optical elements.
The optimal design of a given optical communication system depends directly on the choice of fiber parameters. Dimensions of the fiber cross-section, material composition, and refractive index profile all influence important linear and non-linear phenomena. OptiFiber uses numerical mode solvers and other models specialized to fibers for calculating dispersion, losses, birefringence, and PMD.
OptiGrating uses the Coupled Mode Theory to model the light and enable analysis and synthesis of gratings. A complex grating is approximated by a sequence of uniform segments, and analyzed by connecting the segments with the well-known Transfer Matrix Method. This gives the designer the information needed to test and optimize grating designs.