OSA-RS Speaker Series: André Richter, VPIphotonics

  • November 16, 2021
  • 7:00 PM
  • Laboratory for Laser Energetics - East Lobby 240 East River Road, Rochester, NY, 14623


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Professional simulations of optical components and systems

André Richter, VPIphotonics


Versatile photonic design tools need to support the modeling of a diversity of technologies that address different types of applications stretching from cutting-edge research to commodity product development. This imposes stringent requirements on professional simulation environments, aimed to emulate, analyze and optimize the characteristics of novel optical components and system concepts. This presentation gives insights into how VPIphotonics stays a leader in the Photonic Design Automation industry for 20+ years and discusses today’s market requirements and design challenges.

About the speaker

André Richter received his M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA, in 1995, and the Dipl.-Ing. and Dr.-Ing. degrees from the Technical University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany, in 1997 and 2002, respectively, for novel work in modeling long haul fiber optical communications. In 1998, he was a Research Fellow with the University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, USA.

In 1997, he joined the VPIphotonics team and serves there since then with his interests in modeling and design aspects of optical communications, fiber-optics, and integrated photonics, and in developing professional software solutions addressing these fields. He invoked an industry training program that served more than 1000 engineers and contributed to many international co-funded research programs. For 20+ years, he led international teams in application engineering, product management, research & development before being appointed as a General Manager in 2013.

André co-authored more than 120 publications, including two book chapters. He is a Senior Member of Optica (OSA) and IEEE, and a Member of VDE/ITG and SPIE. He has served in several technical program committees of OFC, ACP, and IEEE Photonics Society Summer Topicals.

LLE COVID policy

Masks are required in LLE facilities.  Individuals coming to the meeting will need to fill out a COVID Health Screening questionnaire which will be given out when they arrive. Disinfectant wipes will be available for attendee use.

Pre-talk dinner 

Pre-talk dinner with guest speaker André Richter will be held at 5:00 PM at King and I Cuisine of Thailand, 1455 East Henrietta Rd, Rochester NY 14623, prior to the talk. Contact the House Committee by email for dinner reservations. Email: house@osarochester.org

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