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A History of Innovation

Lumerical has a proven history of building world-class simulation technology. From releasing its first 3D dedicated photonic simulator in 2003 to offering the most robust nanophotonic design and optimization environment available today, Lumerical has led the charge in helping the optoelectronic community tackle design challenges head on. With our technology referenced in more than 2,000 scientific articles and patents, we are increasingly recognized as the worldwide leader in our field of expertise.

Innovation Timeline

2015 Graphene material model
2015 Compact model library management features in INTERCONNECT for design kits development and distribution
2015 Compact model for hybrid laser designs in INTERCONNECT
2014 Integration with design tool partners for complete workflows for Photonic Integrated Circuit design
2014 Working with foundries and EDA partners to create photonic PDKs, a photonic design and manufacturing ecosystem that mirrors the electronic IC ecosystem.
2014 Joined PDA Flow Foundation
2014 Released EME Solver
2013 Joined Si2 Silicon Photonics TAB
2013 Nonlinear material models
2012 Released INTERCONNECT
2012 Released DEVICE
2011 Collaboration with Mentor Graphics on EDA flows for photonics
2011 Began working with OpSIS to model silicon photonics actives
2010 First Conformal Mesh Technology in a photonic simulator
2008 First truly accurate, broadband dispersive material models in FDTD
2008 Red Herring Top 50 Canada award
2006 Joint publications with STMicro
2004 First run on top 500 supercomputer
2003 FDTD Solutions & MODE Solutions Released

Patent Filings

2014/04 Lumerical Files Provisional Patent on Improved Eigenmode Expansion Waveguide Analysis
2012/05 Provisional Patent Application on modeling liquid crystals and other spatially varying anisotropic materials on a discretized grid

Lumerical Co-authored Publications

Publications
Chowdhury, M.H. Ray, K. Gray, S.K. Pond, J. Lakowicz, J.R. "Aluminum nanoparticles as substrates for metal-enhanced fluorescence in the ultraviolet for the label-free detection of biomolecules". Analytical chemistry. 81. 4. 1397-1403. 2009. American Chemical Society
Chowdhury, M. H. Gray, S.K. Pond,J. Geddes, C.D. Aslan, K. Lakowicz, J. R. "Computational study of fluorescence scattering by silver nanoparticles". JOSA B. 24. 9. 2259-2267. 2007. Optical Society of America
Chowdhury, M.H. Pond, J. Gray, S.K. Lakowicz, J.R. "Systematic computational study of the effect of silver nanoparticle dimers on the coupled emission from nearby fluorophores". The Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 112. 30. 11236-11249. 2008. ACS Publications
Tanev, S. Sun, W. Pond, J. Tuchin, V. Zharov, V. "Flow cytometry with gold nanoparticles and their clusters as scattering contrast agents: FDTD simulation of light–cell interaction". Journal of biophotonics. 2. 8?9. 505-520. 2009. Wiley Online Library
Vaillant, J. Crocherie, A. Hirigoyen, F. Cadien, A. Pond, J. "Uniform illumination and rigorous electromagnetic simulations applied to CMOS image sensors". Optics express. 15. 9. 5494-5503. 2007. Optical Society of America
Chowdhury, M.H. Ray, K. Johnson, M.L. Gray, S.K. Pond, J. Lakowicz, J.R. "On the Feasibility of Using the Intrinsic Fluorescence of Nucleotides for DNA Sequencing†". The Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 114. 16. 7448-7461. 2010. ACS Publications
Tanev, S. Pond, J. Paddon, P. Tuchin, V. "A new 3D simulation method for the construction of optical phase contrast images of gold nanoparticle clusters in biological cells". Advances in Optical Technologies. . . . 2008. Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Tanev, S. Tuchin, V. Pond, J. "Simulation and modeling of optical phase contrast microscope cellular nanobioimaging". 15th International School on Quantum Electronics: Laser Physics and Applications. . . 702716-702716-8. 2008. International Society for Optics and Photonics
Tanev, S. Sun, W. Pond, J. Tuchin, V. Zharov, V. "FDTD simulation of light interaction with cells for diagnostics and imaging in nanobiophotonics". Handbook of Photonics for Biomedical Science, Series in Medical Physics & Biomedical Engineering, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Ltd. 2010.
Tanev, S. Sun, W. Pond, J. Tuchin, V. Zharov, V. "Optical Imaging of Cells with Gold Nanoparticle Clusters as Light Scattering Contrast Agents: A Finite?Difference Time?Domain Approach to the Modeling of Flow Cytometry Configurations". Advanced Optical Flow Cytometry: Methods and Disease Diagnoses. 35-62. 2011. Wiley?VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA
Pond, J. Kleckner, T. Reid, A. Hughes, S. Ramunno, L. Paddon, P. Jackson, MK. Sipe, J. Young, JF. "Is photonic crystal technology commercially viable?". Optical Fiber Communication Conference. ThR4. 2004. Optical Society of America
Tanev, S. Pond, J. Paddon, P. uchin, Valery V."Optical phase contrast microscope imaging: a FDTD modeling approach". Saratov Fall Meeting 2007: Optical Technologies in Biophysics and Medicine IX. 67910E-67910E-11. 2008. International Society for Optics and Photonics
Das, P. Chini, TK. Pond, J. "Probing higher order surface plasmon modes on individual truncated tetrahedral gold nanoparticle using cathodoluminescence imaging and spectroscopy combined with FDTD simulations". The Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 116. 29. 15610-15619. 2012. American Chemical Society
Tanev, S. Pond, J. Paddon, P. Tuchin, VV. "A Finite-difference time-domain model of optical phase contrast microscope imaging". Optical Waveguide Sensing and Imaging. 243-257. 2008. Springer Netherlands
Tanev, S. Pond, J. Paddon, P. Tuchin, VV. "FDTD simulation of optical phase contrast microscope imaging". Photonics Europe. 69912D-69912D-9. 2008. International Society for Optics and Photonics
Chowdhury, M.H. Ray, K. Gray, S.K. Pond, J. Lakowicz, J.R. "The use of aluminum nanostructures as platforms for metal enhanced fluorescence of the intrinsic emission of biomolecules in the ultra-violet". BiOS. 75770O-75770O-9. 2010. International Society for Optics and Photonics
Pond, J. Kawano, M. "Virtual prototyping and optimization of novel solar cell designs". Photonics North 2010. 775028-775028-6. 2010. International Society for Optics and Photonics
Chowdhury, M.H. Gray, S.K. Pond, J. Lakowicz, J.R. "Computational study of the interaction of fluorophores with various metallic nanoparticle systems". SPIE BiOS: Biomedical Optics. 71920F-71920F-12. 2009. International Society for Optics and Photonics
Greiner,H. Pond, J." Simulation of Light Extraction from OLEDS using FDTD Solutions". NFO9. Lausanne, Switzerland.2006.
Tanev, S. Pond, J. Paddon, P. Tuchin, V. "Biomedical Optics & Medical Imaging Simulation techniques enhance cellular nanobioimaging".
Klein, J. Pond, J. "Simulation and optimization of photonic integrated circuits". Integrated Photonics Research, Silicon and Nanophotonics. IM2B. 2. 2012. Optical Society of America
Tanev, S. Tuchin, V. Pond, J. "FDTD Modeling of Nano?and Bio?Photonic Imaging". THE THIRD INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON THEORETICAL AND COMPUTATIONAL NANO?PHOTONICS (TACONA?PHOTONICS 2010). 1291. 1. 30-34. 2010. AIP Publishing
Pond, J. Kleckner, T. Paddon, P. Reid, A. "Emerging trends in photonics modeling". Integrated Optoelectronic Devices 2006. 612306-612306-6. 2006. International Society for Optics and Photonics
Tanev, S. Tuchin, V. Cheben, P. Bock, P. Schmid, J. Anz, S. Xu, D. Lapointe, J. Densmore, A. Pond, J. "Advances in the FDTD design and modeling of nano-and bio-photonics applications". Photonics and Nanostructures-Fundamentals and Applications. 9. 4. 315-327. 2011. Elsevier
Tanev, S. Pond, J. Paddon, P. Tuchin, V. "Electronic Imaging & Signal Processing Simulation techniques enhance cellular nanobioimaging". SPIE. 2008.
Tanev, S. Tuchin, V. Cheben, P. Bock, P. Schmid, J. Pond, J. "Advances in photonics design and modeling for nano-and bio-photonics applications". XVI International School on Quantum Electronics: Laser Physics and Applications.77470W-77470W-9. 2010. International Society for Optics and Photonics
Chrostowski, L. Flueckiger, J. Lin, C. Hochberg, M. Pond, J. Klein, J. Ferguson, J. Cone, C. "Design methodologies for silicon photonic integrated circuits". SPIE OPTO. 89890G-89890G-15. 2014. International Society for Optics and Photonics
Pond, J. Cone, C. Chrostowski, L. Klein, J. Flueckiger, J. Liu, A. McGuire, D. Wang, X. "A complete design flow for silicon photonics". SPIE Photonics Europe. 913310-913310-17. 2014. International Society for Optics and Photonics
Liu, A. Pond, J. "Nonlinear and gain simulation in waveguide systems: methods and applications". OWTNM 2013. 2013.
Wang, X. Pond, J. Cone, C. Chrostowski, L. Klein, J. Flueckiger, J. Liu, A. McGuire, D. "Large-scale silicon photonics circuit design". SPIE/COS Photonics Asia.927706-927706-10. 2014. International Society for Optics and Photonics
Arriordaz, A. Bakker, A. Cao, R. Cone, C. Ferguson, J. Klein, J. Korthorst, T. Pond, J. Stoffer, R. "Improvements in the silicon photonics design flow: Collaboration and standardization". Group IV Photonics (GFP), 2014 IEEE 11th International Conference. 95-95. 2014. IEEE
Bull, J. Jaeger, N.A. Kato, H. Fairburn, M. Reid, A. Ghanipour, P. "40-GHz electro-optic polarization modulator for fiber optic communications systems". Photonics North. 133-143. 2004. International Society for Optics and Photonics
Reid, A. Kleckner, TC. Jackson, MK. Marchesan, D. Kovacic, SJ. Long, JR. "Thermal resistance in trench-isolated Si/SiGe heterojunction bipolar transistors". Electron Devices, IEEE Transactions on. 48. 7. 1477-1479. 2001. IEEE
Bull, JD. Kato, H. Reid, AR. Fairburn, M. Tsou, BP. Seniuk, D R. Lu, P H. Jaeger, NA."Ultrahigh-speed polarization modulator". Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference. JTuC54. 2005. Optical Society of America
Reid, AR. Kleckner, TC. Jackson, MK. Zampardi, PJ. "Weak scaling of thermal resistance in AlGaAs-GaAs heterojunction bipolar transistors". Bipolar/BiCMOS Circuits and Technology Meeting, 2000. Proceedings of the 2000. 130-133. 2000. IEEE
Kleckner, TC. Reid, AR. Denis, AR. Jackson, MK. "Effect of emitter metallization on thermal properties of small AlGaAs heterojunction bipolar transistors". Journal of Applied Physics. 89. 7. 4195-4197. 2001. AIP Publishing
Bull, J. Reid, A. Jaeger, N. "Method and apparatus for enhancing the extinction ratio in mode converters". 2008. US Patent 7,330,611
Wang, X. Wang, Y. Flueckiger, J. Bojko, R. Liu, A. Reid, A. Pond, J. Jaeger, N. Chrostowski, L."Precise control of the coupling coefficient through destructive interference in silicon waveguide Bragg gratings". Optics letters. 39. 19. 5519-5522. 2014. Optical Society of America
Arjmand, A. McGuire, D. "Complete optoelectronic simulation of patterned silicon solar cells". Optical and Quantum Electronics. Volume 46. Issue 10. 1379-1384. 2014. Numerical Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices (NUSOD)
Wang,X. Pond,J. Cone,C. Chrostowski,L. Klein,J. Flueckiger,J. Liu,A. McGuire,D. "Large-scale silicon photonics circuit design. ". Proc. SPIE 9277. Nanophotonics and Micro/Nano Optics II. 927706. . 2014.
McGuire,D. Liu,A. "Modeling Active Silicon Photonics Components". Integrated Photonics Research, Silicon and Nanophotonics. 2013. ISBN: 978-1-55752-981-7
 

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