Photonics & Optics Hardware, Test Equipment & Simulation
Manufacturers & Services

Photonics & Optics Hardware, Test Equipment & Simulation - RF CafeThese products are for the building, testing, and simulation of photonics and/or optics systems and circuits.

"Photonics is the physical science of light (photon) generation, detection, and manipulation through emission, transmission, modulation, signal processing, switching, amplification, and sensing. Though covering all light's technical applications over the whole spectrum, most photonic applications are in the range of visible and near-infrared light. The term photonics developed as an outgrowth of the first practical semiconductor light emitters invented in the early 1960s and optical fibers developed in the 1970s." - Wikipedia

Here is a mixture of Payware, Shareware and Freeware for science and engineering.
Antenna, EM & Transmission Line Simulators | Circuit Simulators | System Simulators

Schematic Capture, Layout, Block Diagram | Photonics Simulators | Everything Else

Apollo | 905-524-3030 | Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Offers a suite of powerful computer-aided design software tools for design of highly complex photonic devices and integrated circuits based on different technologies for different applications.

Arroyo Instruments | 888-768-9912 | San Luis Obispo, CA

Highly accurate laser diode drivers, temperature controllers, and fixtures for test and measurement of laser diodes and LEDs.

Berkeley Nucleonics Corporation (BNC) | 800-234-7858 | San Rafael, CA

Manufacturer of precision electronic instrumentation for test, measurement, and nuclear research. Pulse and delay generators, microwave/RF signal generators and synthesizers, phase noise testers, signal and spectrum analyzers, impedance, light pulse, and arbitrary waveform generators, oscilloscopes, frequency counters, radiation and scintillation detectors, isotope detectors, and more.

Bitline | Sydney, NSW, Australia

Photonics simulation and design tools, fiber optic components and instruments, technology consulting, R&D projects.

Bristol Instruments | 585-924-2620 |Victor, NY

Design, manufacture, and marketing of lasers and precision test instruments used in basic and applied research, engineering, and production test applications

Coherent Solutions | +64 (0)9-478-4849 | Auckland, New Zealand

Test and measurement instruments for high-speed optical communications. Tunable laser sources, optical spectrum analyzer, optical power meter, variable optical attenuator, optical-electrical converter, bit error rate tester, optical switch components, photonic Doppler velocimeter (PDV), erbium-doped fiber amplifier.

Lumerical Solutions | 604 733 9006 | Vancouver, BC, Canada

Optical design and simulation products including FDTD Solutions.

Meep | A free finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) simulation software package developed at MIT to model electromagnetic systems, along with our MPB eigenmode package.

Nonlinear Control Strategies (NLCSTR) | 520-888-5920 | Tucson, AZ

Offers specialized consulting services to the semiconductor laser and photonics industry including semiconductor laser device modeling and computational photonics.

Ophir, Unit of MKS Instruments | +972-2-548-4444  | Jerusalem, Israel

Laser measurement equipment, including laser power/energy meters and sensors, laser beam profilers, and M2 instruments. Products include camera-based profiling for real-time 2D/3D measurements and scanning-slit profiling for measuring high-power laser beams with minimal attenuation.

OPNET Technologies | 240-497-3000 | Bethesda, MD

OPNET (OPtimum NETwork performance): advanced optical/wireless network modeling and R&D, network management and design software.

Optis | 514-620-2099 | Beaconsfield, QC, Canada

Optical and design software - CAD software for light simulation.

Optiwave | 866-576-6784 | Canada

OptiBPM - waveguide optics modeling, Optifiber - optical fiber design, OptiSystem Amplifier Design Edition and OptiSystem Multimode Fiber Edition.

Psst! Photonics | Simulation Software for Teaching UK

Provides students and educators with a powerful tool for exploring the theory and practice of laser amplifiers, laser oscillators, optical cavities, and second order (c(2)) nonlinear optics.

RSoft Design Group | 914-923-2164 | Ossining, NY

Photonic design and photonic simulation software and services for the telecommunication, optoelectronic and semiconductor industries.

Vermont Photonics Technologies | 802-275-5210 | Dummerston, VT

Electronic and visual instruments including autocollimators, collimators, telescopes, dioptometers, alignment systems, refractometers, goniometers, and more.