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DESIGN SOFTWARE

Photonics Spectra
Jan 2007
VPI-Systems.gifVPISystems has issued a 19-page booklet that describes the capabilities of its VPIphotonics division, a supplier of software for designing optical components and systems. Using diagrams and screen shots, the document details the VPIcomponentMaker and VPItransmissionMaker design and simulation programs for active photonic circuits and optical amplifiers and for various types of wavelength division mulitplexing, analog/digital video broadcast, FTTx and radio-over-fiber systems, respectively. Sections include the graphical user interface, VPIphotonics analyzer for data display and the free simulator VPIplayer. Encryption, design process tools and third-party interfaces are discussed, and a listing of example designs and demonstration applications is provided.



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photonics
The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and...
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