Ansys Product Portfolio


Photonics Product Collection

Specialized software for photonic modeling that takes into account the interaction of optical, electrical, and thermal phenomena

Product Introduction
Lumerical FDTD 

Provides the gold-standard for modeling nanophotonic devices, processes and materials

(FDTD and STACK solvers).

Lumerical FDTD Accelerator

Acts as a high-performing FDTD solver working seamlessly with high-performance computing (HPC)

Lumerical Mode

Offers everything you need to get the most out of your waveguide and coupler designs

(FDE, EME, and varFDTD solvers).

Lumerical Multiphysics

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

(CHARGE, DGTD, FEEM, HEAT, and MQW solvers).


Simulates photonic integrated circuits, verifying multimode, bidirectional, and multi-channel PICs.

Lumerical CML Compiler

Automates the creation, maintenance and QA testing of INTERCONNECT and Verilog-A photonic compact model libraries (CMLs).

Lumerical FDTD

3D 전자기 시뮬레이터

나노포토닉소자, 공정 및 물질을 모델링하는 최적의 방법으로 인정받고 있습니다. 다양한 응용분야에 대해 안정적이고 강력하며, 확장성이 좋은 솔루션을 제공하고 있습니다. 또한, 통합 설계 환경을 바탕으로 스크립팅 기능, 고급 후처리 및 최적화 루틴을 제공합니다.

Key Features

• 2D or 3D Models

• Advanced Conformal Meshing

• Flexible Material Plug-ins

• Fully vectorial custom and high NA broadband beam sources

• Custom Surfaces and Volumes

• Cloud and HPC Capability

• Far-field Projection Analysis

• Q-factor Analysis

• Automated S-parameter extraction

• Spatially Varying Anisotropy

• Band Structure Analysis

• Scripting and Optimization Routines

Photonic Inverse Design with lumopt

Automatically discover optimal designs and geometries for a targeted design goal.  Discover non-intuitive geometries that optimize performance, minimize area, and improve manufacturability.

Multi-coefficient Models

Uses multi-coefficient models for accurate material modeling over large wavelengths ranges. Automatically generate models from sample data or define the functions yourself.

Powerful Post-Processing Analysis

Powerful post-processing capability, including far-field projection, band structure analysis, bidirectional scattering distribution function (BSDF) generation, Q-factor analysis, and charge generation rate.

3D CAD Environment

FDTD’s CAD environment and parameterizable simulation objects allow for rapid model iterations for 2D and 3D models

Nonlinearity and Anisotropy

Simulate devices fabricated with nonlinear materials or materials with spatially varying anisotropy. Choose from a wide range of nonlinear, negative index, and gain models. Define new material models with flexible material plug-ins.

Lumerical FDTD Accelerator

3D 전자기 시뮬레이터 가속기

Lumerial FDTD 는 해석속도 최적화를 위해서 HPC(High Performance Computing)를 사용합니다.

Key Features

• 아주 큰 시뮬레이션의 분산 컴퓨팅 또는 파라미터 분석을 위한 변수 분산 컴퓨팅

• Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud 및 Alibaba Cloud와 같은

  온프레미스(On-Premise) 또는 클라우드 플랫폼과 원활하게 작동

• FDTD의 기본 제공 스케줄러를 사용하여 다중의 병렬 서버를 손쉽게 사용 가능

• 작업 체크포인트를 통해 하드웨어 장애로부터 데이터 복구를 돕고, 

  클라우드 환경에서 단계적 액세스가 가능하여 컴퓨팅 비용 절감

• Amazone Linux 및 자체 활성화 라이선스 지원 

Lumerical Mode

Optical Waveguide & Coupler Solver

광섬유 및 광집적회로에 사용되는 Waveguide와 coupler 설계에 필요한 모든 것을 갖추고 있습니다.

Key Features

• 2.5D varFDTD Solver

• Bend Loss Analysis

• Anisotropic Materials

• Finite Difference Eigenmode Solver

• Helical Waveguides

• Eigenmode Expansion Solver

• Advanced Conformal Mesh

• Overlap Analysis

• Magneto-optical Waveguide Analysis

• Spatially Varying Temperature and Charge Density Profile Import

Bend Loss Analysis

Lumerical MODE provides advanced bend loss analysis.

Variational FDTD Solver

Enjoy the accuracy of 3D FDTD, but at 2D simulation speeds. You can simulate large planar waveguides with accuracy and speed by using Lumerical MODE’s 2.5D varFDTD solver.

Overlap Calculation/Analysis

Easily perform overlap calculation/analysis with Lumerical MODE

Bidirectional Eigenmode Expansion

Use Lumerical MODE to simulate electromagnetic propagation for large propagation lengths in waveguide or fiber devices. The software automatically sweeps device length and periodicity. 

Modal Area Analysis

Creating a reliable final design requires multiple levels of analysis throughout the simulation process. Lumerical MODE does just that with modal area analysis.

Lumerical Multiphysics
Lumerical Charge

3D 전하 이동 시뮬레이터

- Self-Consistent Charge/Heat Modeling

- Steady-state, Transient and Small-signal AC simulation

- Simulation Automation

- Automatic Mesh Refinement

- Interoperable Multiphysics Simulations

- Finite Element IDE

Lumerical Heat

3D 열전달 시뮬레이터

- Heat Transport

- Highly Integrated Interoperable Solvers

- Self-Consistent Charge/Heat Modeling

- Finite Element IDE

- Comprehensive Material Models

Lumerical DGTD

3D 전자기 시뮬레이터

- Interoperable with Multiphysics Solvers

- Finite Element IDE

- Comprehensive Material Models

Lumerical FEEM

Waveguide Simulator

- Perform Multiphysics Simulations

- Comprehensive Materials Models 

- Finite Element IDE

Lumerical MQW

Quantum Well Gain Simulator

- Integrated Laser Simulation

- MQW Gain

- Comprehensive Material Model


Photonic Integrated Circuit Simulator

Key Features

• Transient Block Analysis

• Hierarchical design

• Mixed Signal Representation

• Import Compact Libraries Models

• GUI and Lumerical scripting

• Transient sample model simulator

• Electronic-Photonic co-simulation

• Travelling Wave Laser Model

• Frequency omain Analysis

• Multimode and Multichannel Support

• Parameter Sweeps

• Statistical Analysis

PIC Simulation and Design

With its hierarchical schematic editor, use INTERCONNECT to design and simulate photonic integrated circuits. INTERCONNECT includes frequency domain analysis, transient sample mode simulation, and transient block mode simulation. It includes sophisticated visualization and data analysis tools with support for parameter sweeps and design optimization.

PIC Element Libraries

INTERCONNECT contains an extensive standard library of passive and active optoelectronic building blocks, along with supplementary elements that enable simulations and analyze results. It includes two library extensions:

  • An element library extension for laser modelling
  • An element library extension for advanced system modelling including sophisticated fiber, amplifier, FEC encoding and equalization models

EDA and PDA Interoperability

Simulate and optimize your designs with familiar EDA design tools and workflows to accelerate design time and improve reliability. 

CML Development and Distribution

INTERCONNECT, along with Ansys Lumerical's device level tools, provides an infrastructure that supports the development and distribution of compact model libraries (CMLs) for PIC simulation and design. Typically, a CML is built upon a combination of experimentally measured data and accurate component-level simulation results using Lumerical’s device-level photonics tools.

Statistical Analysis

Perform corner analysis to model the effects of process variation on circuit performance. Execute Monte Carlo analysis to assess circuit performance and yield by accounting for process variations

Lumerical CML Complier

Compack Model Library(CML) Development for Photonic PDKs

Key Features

• Version-controlled CMLs

• CML Encryption

• Structured input with template and data validation

• Automated Test Generation

• Cross-simulator Verilog-A

• Fixed and parameterized models

• Input from a Single Data Source

• Statistical Support

Automate Building Compact Models.

Focus on component design and measurement and let CML Compiler do the rest. CML Compiler provides automated and reproducible generation of version controlled CMLs. Further improve productivity with automated test case generation.

Statistical Analysis

Generate statistically enabled compact model libraries and load into INTERCONNECT and Virtuoso for Monte Carlo and Corner analysis.

IP Protected INTERCONNECT and Verilog-A Models

Generate Verilog-A and INTERCONNECT photonic models from a single data source. When characterization data is not available or not possible, augment using Ansys’ Lumerical industry-leading 3D component-level simulation tools. Generate both fixed and parameterized elements, and complement rich existing set of models with your own custom models. IP encryption is available for models generated using CML Compiler.