Collaboration produces interface between design simulation software

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Optiwave Systems and Zemax are to collaborate to provide a new interface to streamline the exchange of data between their respective optical engineering simulation design tools.

Optiwave provides waveguide optical component and system design tools, while Zemax produces lens design and illumination simulation software. The new interface will allow users to import and export their proprietary file formats between each platform, allowing easy data exchange.

OptiBPM will be the first Optiwave product to include the new interface. This will allow a waveguide mode computed in OptiBPM to be propagated through a bulk optical system in Zemax, and then re-imported into OptiBPM, facilitating easier and faster designs of waveguide couplers.