Consumer electro-optics is a broad category covering many application spaces that capture or display light in novel ways. Typical components include CMOS image sensors, LED/OLED displays, VCSEL sources, diffractive optics in AR/VR, and liquid crystal devices. We provide numerous workflows for optimizing these devices that can be adapted to your specific goals. Lumerical’s flexible tools allow users to tackle challenging multi-physics problems and the efficient data transfer with ray tracers means that you can study the entire optical system accurately. The application examples presented here allow you to iterate quickly on your designs, understand how manufacturing variations affect performance and the ability to easily interface with ray-tracing solvers makes it possible to accurately model the optical system performance. Together these benefits can save you time and money through fewer prototypes, and greater device yield.
- Micro-LED and OLED workflows seek to design devices that extract light efficiently and produce radiation patterns that are consistent across multiple color bands.
- CMOS pixels can be studied in FDTD to understand the spectral/angular optical response and perform sensitivity analysis to manufacturing imperfections. In CHARGE one can tackle the problem of calculating the electronic conversion efficiency and quantifying the signal to noise ratio.
- AR/VR engineers may seek to analyze diffractive, holographic, and guiding optical elements using FDTD.
- Liquid crystal devices provide simple and effective methods to modulate light through beam steering or switching.