Optiwave Systems Inc.

Optiwave Systems Inc.

October 11, 2005 07:50 ET

Optiwave Empowers Photonics Research and Design Engineers with OptiFDTD 6.0

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 11, 2005) -

Growing Demand for Photonic and Bio-Photonic Design Applications Headline Milestone OptiFDTD Upgrade

Optiwave Systems Incorporated, the leading provider of innovative software design tools for photonics, today announced the immediate availability of OptiFDTD 6.0, a major upgrade to the professional industry standard used for the design and simulation of advanced passive and non-linear photonic components. OptiFDTD 6.0 is a robust simulation package providing advanced modeling capabilities to meet the complex design needs of photonics and bio-photonics engineers.

"OptiFDTD 6.0 is a comprehensive design suite which includes a number of new features which proves to be valuable to the photonics research community," said Richard Zhang, Senior Research Scientist at Optiwave. "In light of the growing interest in using the Finite- Difference Time-Domain (FDTD) method for the design and application of photonic crystals, components, and nano-devices, more research scientists will choose to use OptiFDTD as their simulation environment of choice."

OptiFDTD 6.0 boasts a number of new features, including the ability to assign point sources in a design environment and facilitate symmetric or periodic layouts using the Periodic Boundary Condition. New powerful automation features allow users to create their own custom scripts and execute time-saving operations, allowing them to fully optimize their simulations.

"We believe the next major advances in photonics and bio-photonics research will be accomplished using the FDTD method," said Jan Jakubczyk, President and CEO at Optiwave. "The FDTD method is an exceptionally versatile and accurate photonics modeling technique which is further enhanced through the new OptiFDTD 6.0 user environment. Users will have the flexibility to fully automate complex simulations, and dynamically monitor post-simulation data without sacrificing crucial CPU power. This is our strongest release to date."

About Optiwave Systems Inc.

With an unparalleled suite of design and simulation software tools, Optiwave is the leading provider of innovative design tools for photonics. The acceptance of Optiwave software as the industry standard is validated through its implementation at Fortune 500 companies, universities and government research labs worldwide. Optiwave is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada with an established distribution network throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia. For more information, visit www.optiwave.com.

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