A Glimpse Into Deep Space With Extreme Optical Engineering

By Daewook Kim and Erik Ferguson In the past few decades, optical science has pushed far beyond the foundations originally laid by Galileo and Newton 400 years ago. The planned deployment of new ground- and space-based telescopes dedicated to seeing farther into deep space in more detail than ever before will provide astronomers with increased opportunities to find Earth-like exoplanets and ... » read more

High-Fidelity Optical Edge Case Analyses For Lidar Simulation

Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous vehicles (AV) rely on heavily on four main sensor modalities for perception: radars, cameras, ultrasonic and, most recently, lidars (light detection and ranging). Lidar is a crucial sensor to the ADAS toolset because it can measure precise three-dimensional images (point clouds) of everything from cars to traffic lights to pedestrians in ... » read more

Analyzing Worst-Case Silicon Photonic Device Performance Through Process Modeling And Optical Simulation

Silicon photonics is an emerging and rapidly-expanding design platform that promises to enable higher-bandwidth communication and other applications. One of the best qualities of silicon photonics is its ability to leverage existing CMOS fabrication equipment and process flows. However, this means that it is subject to the same process defects and variations. Previous blog posts [References 1,2... » read more