The Lumerical unified installer now includes dockerfiles for Ubuntu and Amazon Linux with Intel MPI, Open MPI, and mpich2nemesis MPI variants. These dockerfiles will allows users to easily deploy a preconfigured container ready to run Lumerical tools.
MULTIPHYSICS Suite Enhancements
The finite different IDE (for FDTD and STACK) now offers a new 3D modern CAD view as an alternative to the classic view. The new CAD view can be activated from the ‘View’ menu by selecting ‘3D Modern’ under the ‘Viewport’ category.
The RCWA solver now has its own solver object in the Finite-Difference IDE with options to run simulations with its own design environment settings. The new solver object offers additional features not supported in previous script-based approach, e.g., access to the built-in sweep and optimization objects and parameterized simulation setup with interface position autodetection.
RCWA solver users can now enable tangential field decomposition to achieve higher accuracy with fewer k-vectors when simulating high-index contrast structures, e.g., silicon on insulator (SOI) or metamaterials with metal patterns.
The Lumerical Sub-Wavelength model for simulating diffraction gratings in Zemax OpticStudio can now support static workflow. Simply load the Json file with the simulation results from FDTD or RCWA in OpticStudio and simulate your grating in non-sequential ray tracing simulation to see the diffraction orders and measure efficiency.
The CMOS sensor camera workflow now provides an end-to-end virtual prototype solution using FDTD, SPEOS, and Zemax Opticstudio, that simulates the performances of the whole system from the imaging lens system to the final image, through the sensor itself.
SYSTEM Suite Enhancements
CML Compiler has a new, unified data structure making the preparation, maintenance, and validation of source data simpler and more efficient.
New nonlinear waveguide primitive in INTERCONNECT (NLSE Waveguide) enabled modeling of two-photon and free-carrier absorption effects in nonlinear waveguides.