Optiwave Systems has announced the immediate availability of its ‘Free for Academics’ programme to all universities in the United States and Canada. The programme includes a free 1-user OptiSuite lease comprised of all six Optiwave software tools: OptiSystem, OptiSPICE, OptiFDTD, OptiBPM, OptiGrating, and OptiFiber. Also included is unlimited technical support via Optiwave’s Community Forums, access to Optiwave’s Academic Publication Portal (where students earn money for contracting their services), and nine new professionally written OptiSystem Lab Assignments.
Included with the software is free access to a community forum base of more than 4,000 scientists and engineers. Furthermore, Optiwave is also providing comprehensive system-level lab assignments that cover topics ranging from the fundamentals of optical fibre design to the optimisation of advanced modulation systems. The lab assignments are publicly available and come with corresponding answer guides that may be accessed by professors.