FDTD Solutions

A high performance 3D FDTD-method Maxwell solver for the design, analysis and optimization of nanophotonic devices, processes and materials

Key applications include:

  • CMOS Image Sensors
  • Solar Cells
  • OLEDs
  • Integrated Optics
  • Surface Metrology


  • Surface Plasmons
  • Metamaterials
  • Photonic Crystals
  • Liquid Crystals
  • Graphene

3D CAD Environment

  • Build 1D, 2D or 3D models
  • Define custom surfaces and volumes
  • Import from STL, GDSII or images
  • Import spacial refractive index data
  • Parameterizable simulation objects
CAD Environment
Conformal Mesh

Advanced Conformal Mesh

  • Compatible with dispersive and high index contrast materials
  • Submesh sensitivity to geometry
  • High accuracy for coarse mesh
  • Read the Conformal Mesh Whitepaper

Multi-coefficient Models

  • Accurately represent real materials over
    broad wavelength range
  • Automatically generated from sampled
    data or user defined functions
  • Read the Multi-coefficient Model Whitepaper
Multi-coefficient models

Nonlinearity and Anisotropy

  • Spatially varying anisotropy
  • Wide range of nonlinear, negative index and gain models
  • Define new material models with flexible material plugins

Broadband Fixed-angle Source Technique (BFAST)

  • Inject light at a fixed angle over a broad spectrum for periodic structures
  • BFAST accelerates the analysis of:
    • Metamaterials
    • Gratings-based devices
    • Solar Cells
    • Image Sensors
DEVICE Interoperability

Interoperable with DEVICE

  • Design, simulate and optimize active components using optical, electrical and thermal multiphysics
    • Photovoltaic
    • Electro-optic
    • Opto-thermal