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Ansys Lumerical Photonics Simulation & Design Software

Simulating light’s interactions for the design of photonic components and systems

Photonics Business Value

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.

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High Level Features

Ansys Lumerical, a complete photonics simulation software solution, enables the design of photonics 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.


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Device-level Tools

Use multiphysics-style simulation capabilities and workflows to model optical, electrical and thermal effects at the physical level.

System-level Tools

System-level Tools

Simulate and optimize the performance of photonic integrated circuits and generate compact model libraries.

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Photonics Simulation

The 2022 R1 release delivers powerful capabilities that speed time to result, improve simulation accuracy and expand interoperability with other Ansys products.

  • Lumerical Simulations are now compatible with the powerful Ansys Cloud.
  • New surface model creation for Speos (BSDF and diffraction gratings) allows you to account for visual perception effects with Speos Human Vision (beta availability).
  • Updates to support optiSLang workflows including advanced optimization with Lumerical STACK for display applications (beta availability).
  • Direct bridge to communicate layout data between Virtuoso® and FDTD/MODE enabling direct parameter extraction and optimization of p-cells.
  • New integration between Ansys Lumerical INTERCONNECT and KLayout, enables a layout driven design and simulation workflow for photonic integrated circuits. 
  • Simulate effects of self-heating on solid-state laser performance in PIC by directly importing measured or simulated gain spectra with current and temperature dependence into Lumerical INTERCONNECT.
  • RCWA solver for fast simulation of multi-layer stacks with periodicity and surface patterning (beta availability).

Webinars

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Ansys 2022 F1: aggiornamento Ansys Lumerical

Con la release 2022 R1, continuiamo a spingere oltre l'innovazione per i prodotti fotonici Lumerical Ansys, offrendo nuove potenti funzionalità per maggiori prestazioni, precisione e usabilità. Metteremo in evidenza le numerose funzionalità uniche disponibili in Ansys Lumerical con questa versione 2022 R1.

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Capabilities

Ansys Lumerical's photonics simulation and design capabilities enable engineers to model nanophotonics devices, circuits, processes, and materials.

  • Circuit-level Simulation
  • Nanophotonic Component-Level Simulation
  • 3D CAD Environment with Post-Processing Capabilities
  • PDK Workflows
  • Automation and Scripting Support
  • Laser Workflows
  • Photonic Inverse Design with lumopt
  • Compact Model Generation

Our solutions work together seamlessly so you can model the most challenging problems in photonics. Flexible interoperability between tools enables a variety of workflows that combine device multiphysics and system-level photonic circuit simulation with third-party design automation and productivity tools. 

A finely tuned implementation of the FDTD method delivers reliable, powerful and scalable solver performance over a broad spectrum of applications. The integrated design environment provides scripting capability, advanced post-processing and optimization routines, all allowing you to focus on your design. 

3D CAD environments with parameterizable simulation objects allow for rapid model iterations. Build 2D and 3D models, define custom surfaces and volumes and import geometry from standard CAD and IC layout formats. 

Ansys’ photonic integrated circuit (PIC) simulation tools work in conjunction with industry-leading electronic design automation (EDA) simulators to facilitate the design and implementation of electronic–photonic integrated systems. Electronic–photonic design automation (EPDA) workflows are available with Virtuoso® and Siemens EDA.

Build, run, and control simulations across multiple Lumerical tools, or interface with third-party applications. Leverage Lumerical scripting language, Matlab, or Python to make use of numerical analysis, visualization, optimization, and more.

Lumerical offers an integrated set of tools to model many common edge-emitting laser topologies. The hybrid modeling approach combines the accuracy of physical simulation with the performance and scale of photonic integrated circuit simulation. Design and model everything from SOAs and standalone FP and DFB lasers to complex external cavity DBR and ring or sampled grating Vernier lasers.

Automatically discover optimal geometries for a desired target performance and discover non-intuitive geometries to optimize performance, minimize area and improve manufacturability. Use shape-based or topology optimization and simulate performance to find the best solution.

Proven, automated, cross-simulator photonic compact model library (CML) generation. CML Compiler automates the creation, maintenance and QA testing of INTERCONNECT and Verilog-A photonic compact model libraries (CMLs) from a single data source of characterization measurements and 3D simulation results.

Webinars

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Ansys 2022 R1: Ansys Lumerical Update

With the 2022 R1 release, we continue to push the innovation envelope for Ansys Lumerical photonics products, delivering powerful new capabilities for improved accuracy, performance, and usability. We'll spotlight the many unique features available in Ansys Lumerical with this 2022 R1 release.

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Design for manufacturability using CompoundTek’s PDK and Siemens-Ansys photonic layout-driven design flow

In this webinar, Siemens EDA, CompoundTek, and Ansys come together to present a streamlined PDK-driven workflow for photonic design bolstered by statistical yield analysis. 

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Optimize Your Display with Ansys optiSLang, Lumerical and Speos

In this webinar, we approach the complex task of optimizing the pixel design in displays with the help of Ansys optiSLang to orchestrate the entire simulation workflow and perform advanced multi-objective optimization. 

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Accelerating Photonics Simulation with Ansys Cloud

Easily access on-demand, high-performance computing resources when you need them.  With the Ansys 2021 R2 release, you can easily submit photonics simulations to Ansys Cloud and access HPC when needed. Custom encryption ensures complete security.

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Design CMOS Sensor Cameras with Ansys Lumerical & Ansys Speos

This webinar highlights how to optimize CMOS image sensor cameras with Ansys Lumerical FDTD, Ansys Lumerical CHARGE and Ansys Speos. 

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Focus on Lasers: simulating self-heating effects

In this webinar, we will present a new extension to our travelling wave laser model (TWLM) in Lumerical INTERCONNECT that enables laser simulation with self-heating.


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