MODE Solutions

Comprehensive optical
waveguide design environment
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Key MODE Solutions applications include:

  • Integrated Optics
  • Tapers
  • Couplers and Resonators
  • Bragg Gratings
  • Thermal tuning / switching
  • Electro-optic modulators
  • Surface plasmon waveguides
  • Graphene waveguides
  • Fibers
  • Transmission Lines
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
MODE CAD Environment
Advanced Conformal Mesh
  • Compatible with dispersive and high-index contrast materials
  • Submesh sensitivity to geometry
  • High accuracy for coarse mesh
  • Read our Conformal Mesh Whitepaper (requires registration)
Conformal Mesh
Modal Analysis
  • Spatial field analysis
  • Modal frequency analysis
  • Overlap analysis
  • Bend loss, confinement factor, modal area analysis
Modal Analysis
Bidirectional Eigenmode Expansion (EME) Propagation
  • Ideal for large propagation lengths in waveguide or fiber devices
  • Automatically sweep device length and periodicity
  • Read the EME solver physics overview
EME Propagation
2.5D variational FDTD (varFDTD) Propagation
  • Rapid analysis of planar waveguide geometries
  • Achieve close to 3D FDTD accuracy with 2D simulation speeds
  • Read our varFDTD Whitepaper (requires registration)
2.5D varFDTD
Interoperable with DEVICE
  • Design, simulate, and optimize active components using optical, electrical, and thermal multiphysics
    • Photovoltaic
    • Electro-optic
    • Opto-thermal
Interoperable with Ray-Tracing
  • Addresses applications that require both nanoscale and macroscale optics
Interoperability with Ray-Tracing

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