All Product Training Workshop

In this one-day workshop, learn to use Lumerical’s suite of products to address applications of current industrial and academic interest. Attendees will obtain a broad range of knowledge on the main product features that can be applied across a wide variety of applications. Users are expected to have a basic familiarity with the products which can be obtained by watching the product introductory webinars and/or using a trial version of the software. The course will cover an introduction to the products all the way to advanced topics, and is suitable for all levels, however, advanced users of the Lumerical software may choose to skip the optional first session.

There will be a pre-training survey sent to all attendees to identify the applications of greatest interest and the time spent on each application may be tailored accordingly.

Multiproduct Training


  1. Introduction to Lumerical products (optional). In this brief introduction, we will review the main product features that are common to Lumerical products and use them in a simple FDTD example.
    • Feature introductions:
      • The user interface
      • Running simulations
      • Getting and viewing results
      • Basic scripting
      • Parameter sweeps and optimization
    • Example
      • Simulating and optimizing an AR coating
  2. Introduction to Lumerical's product suite.In this brief introduction, we will explain how Lumerical's products can be used either standalone or in combination to solve a wide range of design challenges.
  3. FDTD Solutions. FDTD Solutions is the industry leading FDTD solver for photonic applications. In this session users will learn how to optimally use the maor product features. Specific topics include:
    • Features
      • Time vs frequency domain results
      • Modeling dispersive materials
      • Mesh setup, including the conformal mesh feature
      • Key simulation objects review (solver region, sources, monitors, mode expansion monitors, ports
      • Structure groups and analysis groups
      • Near to far field projections
      • Integrated 1D optical solver for multilayer stacks and planar OLED/LED emission
    • Example Applications
      • Plasmonic metamaterials
      • Waveguide couplers
  4. MODE Solutions. MODE Solutions is a versatile design environment which includes a mode solver and propagation simulators for the design, analysis and optimization of fibers, waveguide devices, components and subsystems. Specific topics include:
    • Features:
      • Finite-difference eigensolver (FDE)
        • Mode solving, dispersion calculations, modal overlaps
      • varFDTD solver
        • Single mode propagation in planar structures
        • Comparison with 2D and 3D FDTD
      • Eigenmode Expansion (EME) solver
        • Multi-mode, bi-directional propagation
        • Comparison with 3D FDTD
    • Example applications
      • Waveguides
      • Optimizing edge couplers
  5. DEVICE CT/HT. DEVICE CT/HT includes powerful 2D and 3D charge transport (CT) and heat transport (HT) solvers. It can calculate the electrical properties of diodes, transistors and other semiconductor devices. It can solve charge transport self-consistently with heat transport. Finally, it can be used as a standalone heat transport solver. It is specifically designed to operate with FDTD Solutions and MODE Solutions to solve optoelectronic structures such as solar cells, CMOS image sensors, modulators and high speed photodiodes. Specific topics include:
    • Features:
      • Key simulation object review
      • Specifying doping profiles
      • Multi-solver workflows: sharing data between electrical,thermal, and optical solvers
    • Example applications:
      • Electro-optical modulator
  6. INTERCONNECT. INTERCONNECT is a photonic integrated circuit (PIC) design environment for the analysis of integrated optical circuits, silicon photonics components and optical interconnects. Specific topics include:
    • Features:
      • Key simulation elements review
      • Time vs frequency domain, sample mode vs block mode
      • Creating compact models from component level simulations
    • Example Applications
      • Mach-Zehnder based modulators for transceiver applications
      • Mach-Zehnder based optical bio-sensing circuit
  7. Product Roadmap. We present our product roadmap for future development. This is a good chance to discuss your future simulations needs.
  8. Advanced topics. In this session, we will cover some of the advanced topics at the leading edge of what Lumerical's software can solve. This is an excellent opportunity to discuss some of your most advanced design and simulation challenges.
    • Topics
      • Permittivity Transformations. FDTD Solutions and the eigensolver of MODE Solutions allow you to apply arbitrary unitary transformations to the permittivity tensor as a function of space. This is useful for liquid crystal applications, photoelastic effects, as well as magneto-optical waveguides and devices.
      • Graphene and other 2D materials. FDTD Solutions and MODE Solutions can handle 2D materials within the 3D mesh to solve efficiently for graphene and other 2D materials such as phosphorene and even thin metal sheets in RF applications.
      • Flexible Material Plugins. Learn how you can write your own material updates for advanced non-linear applications, including creating coupling between the classical EM field and a quantum system such as a quantum dot or multi-level, multi-electron gain material. The FMP can also be used for time dependent changes in refractive index as well as a source of thermal radiation in FDTD simulations.
      • Nonlinear simulations. The FMP allows a variety of different nonlinear simulations. We will discuss how to setup FDTD Solutions for nonlinear simulation and review some examples such as four wave mixing.
      • Laser modeling. . INTERCONNECT contains a sophisticated 1D traveling wave laser model (TWLM) that can be used for modeling of a variety of different devices from SOAs and simple Fabry-Perot lasers to ring Vernier lasers in hybrid silicon.
      • Weiner Chaos Expansion (WCE). We can discuss how WCE can be used to simulate spatially incoherent sources such as OLEDs.
      • Simulation of electron beams. We will discuss how to introduce an electron beam as a source in your FDTD simulations.
      • Other topics. We will reserve some time to discuss advanced topics of interest to the attendees.

Workshop Times and Locations

These are live training events. Registrants are required to be at the event location for each session they sign-up for.

June 9, 2017 All Product Training Workshop Ottawa, CA English Register