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MODE Solutions 7.6

Comprehensive waveguide design environment for the analysis and optimization of planar integrated optical waveguides, components and fibers

Product Overview

Supporting an eigenmode solver as well as various methods for simulating guided propagation of optical fields over long distances, MODE Solutions is an ideal tool for the design, analysis and optimization of guided components. The eigenmode (FDE) solver accurately calculates the physical properties of guided modes in truly arbitrary waveguide geometries. The 2.5D varFDTD solver in MODE Solutions enables rapid and accurate simulation of planar waveguide geometries such as SOI tapers and ring resonators, whereas the eigenmode expansion (EME) solver is ideal for simulating long distance light propagation in waveguide devices such as spot-size converters, tapers and Bragg gratings.

When combined with DEVICE, Lumerical’s optoelectronic solver, MODE Solutions provides a powerful tool for the design and analysis of active components such as high speed optoelectronic modulators.

Along with FDTD Solutions, INTERCONNECT and DEVICE, MODE Solutions is a key part of Lumerical’s comprehensive photonic design and analysis tools. All of Lumerical’s solvers provide support for data import/export and integration into common EDA tools, enabling complete product design flows from component architecture and optimization to large scale device and system design.


  • Reduced development costs and speed time-to-market with highly-accurate, virtual prototyping
  • Deliver robust designs by quantifying the effect of manufacturing tolerances on design performance
  • Innovate new design concepts with flexible, easy-to-use design software


Publications Featuring MODE Solutions

Cited in more than 200 publications R. Gordon and A. Brolo, "Increased cut-off wavelength for a subwavelength hole in a real metal," Opt. Express 13, 1933-1938 (2005).
Cited in more than 50 publications Z Yang, P Chak, AD Bristow, HM van Driel, "Enhanced second-harmonic generation in AlGaAs microring resonators", Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 7, pp. 826-828(2007).
Cited in more than 50 publications M Schnell, P Alonso-Gonzalez, L Arzubiaga, "Nanofocusing of mid-infrared energy with tapered transmission lines", Nature Photonics,Vol 5,283–287(2011).
Cited in more than 40 publications JH Lin, KH Lin, CC Hsu, WH Yang, "Supercontinuum generation in a microstructured optical fiber by picosecond self Q‐switched mode‐locked Nd: GdVO4 laser", Laser Physics Letters, Volume 4, Issue 6, pages 413–417, June 2007.
Cited in more than 20 publications SM Eaton, W Chen, L Zhang, H Zhang, "Telecom-band directional coupler written with femtosecond fiber laser", Photonics Technology Letters, IEEE, Vol 18,Issue 20, pages 2174 - 2176, October 2006.
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