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Photonics Workbench ™ Enterprise Edition



The following hardware is recommended:

  • Processor Recommended: i3/i5/i7 Intel Processor or equivalent

  • RAM Average: 1 Gigabyte (GB)
  • Recommended: 4 Gigabytes (GB)

  • Hard Drive Average: 1 Gigabytes (GB)
  • Recommended: 2 Gigabytes (GB)

    Photonics Workbench allows you to create, execute and analyze complex experiments within one, easy to use, CAD driven platform. The processes panel gives you access to configurable components that can be dragged and dropped into the workflow for a quick and effortless design. Comprehensive content can be designed, viewed and saved throughout the experiment.

    Applications of Photonics Workbench:

  • Fiber Amplification
  • Pulsed Fiber Lasers
  • CW Lasers
  • Q-Switched Fiber Lasers
  • Master Oscillator Power Amplification (MOPA)
  • Cascaded Fiber Amplification
  • Parabolic Pulse Amplification
  • Ultrashort Pulsed Optical Systems
  • Super Continuum Signal Generation Applications
  • And so much more!




    Pulsed Diode Lasers

    CW Diode Lasers
    Active Switch
    Passive Silica Fiber
    Noise (AWGN)



  • Noise - Amplified Spontaneous Emission (ASE)
  • Loss - Power Attenuation
  • Cross-Relaxation - Quenching - Coherent Up-Conversion
  • Group Velocity Dispersion (GVD)
  • Self-Phase Modulation (SPM)
  • Stimulated Raman Scattering (SRS)
  • Stimulated Brillouin Scattering (SBS)*

  • Bi-Directional Standard Power Propagation (shooting) methods
  • Split-Step Fourier Methods (SSFM)
  • Advanced Proprietary technology
  • 3rd Party technologies
  • Modified Complex Power (MCP) Algorithm




    Various analytical tools put simulation data at your fingertips.

  • Advanced Plotting

  • Retention of (industry standard) data files for further analysis

  • Multidimensional data sets with domains across time, space and frequency

  • Proprietary signal summary tools to identify the signal(s) in the system



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    Getting Started Series


    1. Graphical User Interface (GUI) and configuration basics

    3.  Simulation Phase Management  

    2.  System Configuration

    4.  Analytics
    5.  Advanced Analytics

    Fiber Amplification Series


    4.  Fiber Amplification in Preview Mode 7.  Amplified Spontaneous Emission (ASE) and Stimulated Raman Scattering (SRS) effects
    5.  Ytterbium-Doped Fiber Amplification 8.  Signal Summary Tool
    3.  Multiple Doping, energy level design and configuration 6. Erbium-Ytterbium Doped Fiber Amplification and advanced Analytics


    Fiber Laser Series

    1.  Configuration of Pulsed or CW Fiber Laser


    2. Q-Switched Ytterbium Fiber Laser