MODE Solutions

Comprehensive Optical Waveguide Design Environment

Whether you are working on fiber optics or integrated photonics, MODE Solutions has everything you need to get the most out of your waveguide and coupler designs. The Bidirectional Eigenmode expansion and varFDTD engines easily handle both large planar structures and long propagation lengths, providing accurate spatial field, modal frequency, and overlap analysis.

Key MODE Solutions applications include:

  • Waveguides
  • Tapers
  • Couplers and resonators
  • Integrated optics
  • Electro-optic modulators
  • Fibers
  • Thermal tuning and switching
  • Transmission lines
MODE 3D CAD Environment

3D CAD Environment

3D CAD Environment and parameterizable simulation objects allow for rapid model iterations.

  • Build 1D, 2D, or 3D models
  • Define custom surfaces and volumes

Advanced Conformal Mesh

Achieve high accuracy with your simulations, even with coarse meshes, thanks to submesh geometry sensitivity

  • Compatible with dispersive and high-index contrast materials

Advanced Analysis

  • Bend loss analysis
  • Overlap calculation / analysis
  • Modal area analysis
  • Helical waveguides
MODE variational FDTD propagation

Variational FDTD Propagation

Simulate large planar waveguides with the accuracy of 3D FDTD at 2D simulation speeds, with MODE Solutions’ 2.5D variational FDTD (varFDTD) solver.

Eigenmode Analysis

  • Ideal for large propagation lengths in waveguide or fiber devices
  • Automatically sweep device length and periodicity
Lumerical Automation API


MODE Solutions is interoperable with all Lumerical tools though the Lumerical scripting language, Automation API, and Python and MATLAB APIs. Simulate optical components using optical, electrical, and thermal multiphysics.

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