Ansys Lumerical’s comprehensive suite of photonics simulation and analysis tools offers component-level and system-level simulations to optimize performance, minimize physical prototyping costs and reduce time-to-market. Enhanced design flows enable designers with compact models calibrated to leading foundry processes.
Ansys Lumerical, a complete photonics simulation software solution, enables the design of photonic components, circuits and systems. Device and system-level tools work together seamlessly allowing designers to model interacting optical, electrical, and thermal effects. Flexible interoperability between products enables a variety of workflows that combine device multiphysics and photonic circuit simulation with third-party design automation and productivity tools. Python-based automation and flows for building and using compact models support the industry’s leading foundries.
Use multiphysics-style simulation capabilities and workflows to model optical, electrical and thermal effects at the physical level.
Simulate and optimize the performance of photonic integrated circuits and generate compact model libraries.
FDTD is the gold standard for modeling nanophotonic devices, processes, and materials.
• Multi-coefficient models create accurate material modeling
• Simulate nonlinear and spatially varying anisotropic materials
• Utilize scripting, advanced pos-processing and optimization routines
MODE has everything you need to get the most out of your waveguide and coupler designs.
• Advanced conformal mesh for high simulation accuracy
• Variational FDTD propagation for large planar waveguides (varFDTD solver)
• Eigenmode analysis for large propagation lengths (EME solver)
• Finite Difference Eigenmode analysis (FDE solver)
FEEM provides superior accuracy and performance scaling with a finite element Maxwell’s solver.
• Accurate results for curved waveguide geometries
• Superior performance scaling with high order mesh polynomials
• Spatially varying index perturbations for modeling active devices
Lumerical CML Compiler
Enables proven, automated, cross-simulator photonic compact model library (CML) generation.
• CMLs support multiple EDPA workflows
• IP protected INTERCONNECT and Verilog-A models from a single data source
• High-quality compact models for frequency and time-domain simulations
• Generate statistically enabled libraries
DGTD tackles the most challenging classes of nanophotonic simulations with a finite element Maxwell’s solver.
• Object-conformal finite element mesh, free of staircasing
• Accurate control with higher-order mesh polynomials
• Far-field and grating projections
• Gaussian vector beams
STACK is an ideal solution for the rapid analysis of thin-film multilayer stacks.
• Ideal for prototyping thin film applications
• Plane-wave and dipole illumination functions
• Captures interference and microcavity effects
• Export surface models, including bidirectional scattering distribution function (BSDF) and diffraction gratings, to Ansys Speos for human perception analysis
Ansys Lumerical’s photonic integrated circuit simulator verifies multimode, bidirectional and multi-channel PICs.
• Hierarchical schematic editor
• Frequency domain analysis in circuit solver
• Transient sample and block mode simulators
• Multi-mode and multi-channel support
• PIC element libraries for laser and system modeling
• Simulate effects of self-heating on semiconductor laser performance
• Integrations with Virtuoso, Siemens EDA, and layout
Built on the finite element method, HEAT provides designers with comprehensive thermal modeling capabilities.
• Steady-state and transient simulation
• Comprehensive thermal material models
• Study conductive, convective and radiative effects
• Joule heating from electrical conduction
• Automatic mesh refinement based on import heat profiles
MQW simulates quantum mechanical behavior in atomically thin semiconductor layers.
• Fully coupled quantum mechanical structure calculation
• Wavefunction and band diagram calculation
• Gain and spontaneous emission
• Incorporates temperature, field and strain effects
Enables multi-mode, multi-channel and bidirectional photonic circuit modeling when used in conjunction with the industry’s leading EDA simulators.
• Facilitates design and implementation of electronic-photonic integrated systems
• Bidirectional optical port
• Scalable optical channels and modes through CML Compiler model generation
• Supports schematic-driven layout