Optiwave Supports Photonic Innovation

Sept. 19, 2003
Ottawa, Ont., Can. September 18, 2003. Several advanced research laboratories in Japan and China are using Optiwave design and simulation tools to analyze the performance of new photonic technologies. In a series of recently published scientific articles, Optiwave products were named as key facilitators in the verification of new technologies and techniques in switching and transport of high quality photonics signals.

Ottawa, Ont., Can. September 18, 2003. Several advanced research laboratories in Japan and China are using Optiwave design and simulation tools to analyze the performance of new photonic technologies. In a series of recently published scientific articles, Optiwave products were named as key facilitators in the verification of new technologies and techniques in switching and transport of high quality photonics signals.

The articles, available in a special edition of the scientific journal for The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communications Engineers (IEICE) dated July 2003, and in the January 10th and July 10th, 2003 editions of Applied Optics, indicate the power of the Optiwave family of products in the design optimization of optical waveguide components, and the exploration of improved communication networks.

Research conducted by the Communications Research Laboratory of Koganei-shi Japan used OptiSystem from Optiwave to analyze a tunable delay-line using an optical single-sideband modulator and an optical loop. By running OptiSystem simulations, researchers were able to describe the deformation of the waveforms in the delay-line due to the fiber Bragg gratings, the modulators, and the optical amplifiers in the loop. The research, lead by Dr. Masayuki Izutsu, Distinguished Researcher & Acting Leader of the Integrated Photonics Group of the Basic and Advanced Research Division, and Dr. Tetsuya Kawanishi, award winning URSI Young Scientist, was significant enough that the IEICE invited its publication in a special issue on recent progress in microwave and millimetre-wave photonics technology.

In a collaborative research effort among distinguished scientists at the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, and the Nitta Shanghai Company, Ltd., Optiwave OptiBPM played a role in design optimization of waveguide couplers and interleavers using fluorinated polyimide. The validity of the design was verified through simulations based on the three dimensional beam-propagation method provided by OptiBPM.

Jan Jakubczyk, CEO of Optiwave, said, "We at Optiwave are gratified to deliver the design and simulation tools that contribute to the advancement of optical science and photonic engineering. We appreciate that such respected scientific organizations recognize the Optiwave suite of products as a provider of such tools." Optiwave continues to revise and upgrade its suite of tools to better serve a rapidly evolving photonic community.

Optiwave delivers "competitive advantage by design" to hundreds of leading high-technology businesses, research institutions, universities and government agencies in dozens of countries worldwide. Founded in 1994, Optiwave is a privately held entity headquartered in Ottawa Canada.

For more information, visit www.optiwave.com>.

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