Multiphysics Photonics Design Platform

DEVICE is the world’s first multiphysics simulation suite purpose-built for photonics designers, by photonics designers. Analyze electrical, thermal, and optical effects within a single modeling environment, minimizing time-to-results from complex active devices and opening a reliable path to know-how reuse, deep design automation, and first-time-right development.

  • Built on the finite element drift-diffusion method, the DEVICE Charge Transport Solver provides designers with the correct tools for comprehensive charge transport simulation in active photonic and optoelectronic semiconductor devices.
  • Developed to investigate multiphysics effects occurring in highly integrated optoelectronic devices, the DEVICE Heat Transport Solver provides comprehensive thermal modeling capability, easily handling conductive, convective, and radiative effects, as well as optically and electrically generated heat.
  • Material-adaptive finite element mesh and higher-order mesh polynomial give the DEVICE Finite Element Eigenmode Solver superior accuracy and performance scaling when analyzing waveguide modes, even when geometries or material properties are at play.
  • The DEVICE Discontinuous Galerkin Time Domain Solver tackles the most challenging classes of nanophotonic simulations with a finite element Maxwell’s solver based on the DGTD method, providing superior performance, independent of geometry complexity.

Key DEVICE applications include:

  • Semiconductor devices
  • Optoelectronics
  • Photovoltaic devices
  • Electro-optic modulators
  • Nanoparticle scattering
  • Photodetectors
  • Metamaterials
  • Thermal tuning/switching
  • Plasmonics
  • Electro-thermal modulators
  • Waveguides and fibres

DEVICE Integrated Design Environment

  • 1D/2D/3D modeling
  • Import STL, GDSII, and STEP
  • Parameterizable simulation objects
  • Domain partitioned solids for easy property definition
  • Geometry-linked sources and monitors
  • Automatic mesh refinement based on geometry, materials, doping, refractive index, and optical or heat generation

Charge Transport Solver

  • 2D/3D finite element Poisson/drift-diffusion solver
  • Steady-state, small signal AC and transient simulation
  • Isothermal, non-isothermal, electro-thermal simulation
  • Comprehensive semiconductor material models
  • Includes electrical and optical stimuli
  • Automated finite element mesh generation based on electrical and optical profiles

Heat Transport Solver

  • 2D/3D finite element heat transfer solver
  • DC steady-state and transient simulation
  • Comprehensive thermal material models
  • Joule heating from electrical conduction
  • Heat flux, convection and radiation
  • Automatic mesh refinement based in import heat profiles

Finite Element Eigenmode Solver

  • Accurate results for curved waveguide geometries
  • Superior performance scaling thanks to higher order mesh polynomials
  • Spatially varying index perturbations for easy electro-optic and thermo-optic modeling
  • Ideal for WG thermal sensitivity analysis, modulators, photonic crystal fibers, and GRIN

Discontinuous Galerkin Time Domain Solver

  • Object-conformal finite element mesh, free of staircasing
  • Higher order mesh polynomials for accurate performance control
  • Gaussian vector beams
  • Far-field and grating projections
  • Bloch boundary conditions

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Self-consistent Charge/Heat Modeling

  • Self-heating effects
  • High-current devices
  • Requires both Charge Transport and Heat Transport licenses

Highly integrated interoperable solvers

  • Self-consistent charge and heat transport simulation
  • Perform multiphysics simulations
    • Photovoltaic (Charge Transport / Heat Transport)
    • Electro-optic (Charge Transport)
    • Opto-thermal (Heat Transport)

Comprehensive Material Models

  • Flexible visual database
  • Multi-coefficient broadband optical material models
  • More than 500 customizable electronic and thermal properties and models for accurate simulation of complex effects
  • Scriptable material properties

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