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VPIphotonics Design Suite – Version 11.3 Announced


New release of design software for photonic components and optical transmission systems

VPIphotonics Design Suite Version 11.3 provides access to
professional application-specific simulation tools and pluggable toolkits. They
offer flexible usability, design process, and data analysis capabilities. Version
11.3 advances the simulation and design flow for many applications: data-aided
digital signal processing, forward error correction, free-space optical
communications, Raman pump optimization, grating couplers, semiconductor
optical amplifiers, multimode coupling, and more.

Our software solutions have been proven by commercial
companies and educational institutions who have utilized them to win and successfully
execute many research an design projects. With the improved capabilities
provided in Version 11.3, the design suite is set to deliver the same
outstanding results in the future.

• Sorting of DSP algorithms - Improved sorting order of
built-in DSP algorithms, with updated categories for easy access and implementation

• Pilot Symbols for DSP - New modules add/remove arbitrary sequences of pilot symbols for pilot-aided DSP algorithms

• Pilot-aided DSP algorithms - New algorithms for frequency offset compensation and maximum likelihood based carrier phase recovery that exploit pilot symbols for single- and multicarrier signals

• RS-based FEC - Enhanced FEC encoder/decoder to support Reed-Solomon codes of user-definable codeword lengths

• PAM4 analysis - Direct calculation and display of signal
metrics for PAM4 signals in the Analyzer

• FSO channel - Enhanced model to simulate Gaussian beam propagation through a turbulent atmospheric channel in satellite uplink and downlink

• PPM encoding - New M-ary pulse position modulator with any number of bits per symbol using Gaussian-shaped pulses and corresponding demodulator

• Raman pump optimizer - Enhanced module to support multiple optimization wavelength ranges and pumps within them

• Interface to ZOS - New module interfacing to Zemax
OpticStudio to calculate the light coupling between two multimode waveguides via an optical imaging system

• S-Matrix without phase - Extended PIC Elements modules to support passive device modeling with absent or wrapped phase information in
device S-Matrix files

• Grating Coupler - New passive grating coupler with a
measured and behavioral model supporting various spectral transfer functions

• SOA - Measured SOA with length independent model
definition and support of a chain of subsections to accurately
calculate device properties

• Parameter browser - New dialog to overview parameter
usage, search for a parameter, change parameter values in multiple schematics at once

• Copy traces in Analyzers - Enhanced support to copy
signals between different Analyzer frames and Analyzer windows using different axis units

• Python Debugging - New approach to debugging Python cosimulation, simulation scripts, or initialization scripts
based on Microsoft Visual Studio Code

• Resource Replacement - Greatly simplified update of
obsolete module versions with redesigned Resource Replacement Wizard Version 11.3 provides access to more than 900 ready-to-run simulation setups. We added new and improved demo examples
to illustrate the application of the new features and modules

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