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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

As of 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


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