- The script editors in all Ansys Lumerical tools now offer a debug window enabling the users to easily add debug points in their script files and easily evaluate their code and the variables in the workspace. The debug option also works with functions and conditional loops.
- Improvements to the Lumerical – optiSLang integration now allows running a Lumerical module using script file only without requiring to always load a project file. This enhancement will enable workflows where script files are used to create project files from scratch and run them.
- Recent improvements to evaluation license flow makes the process of downloading evaluation licenses and getting started with new solvers more intuitive and easier.
DEVICE Suite Enhancements
- MODE users can now distribute their EME simulations over multiple processes with MPI and speed up their simulations using HPC.
- The Layout Geometry Wizard is now available in MODE allowing users to import their PCells into the MODE design environment from Cadence Virtuoso Layout via the direct bridge.
- MQW solver now reports the optical matrix elements for conduction and valence bands, which the user can use to see which transitions are dark.
- New rcwasweeppropagation script command allows users to rerun a previous RCWA simulation with new layer interface positions. This computation can be performed much faster as the modes in the layers don't need to be recomputed for each iteration. Similar to the EME propagation sweep, this command will extend or shrink the geometry inside each layer according to the specified layer interface positions.
- The scripted solution for generating III-V semiconductor optical material data now works in FE IDE allowing the use of this feature in DGTD and FEEM simulations.
SYSTEM Suite Enhancements
- The new qINTERCONNECT solver can be used to calculate the evolution of a quantum state in a photonic integrated circuit (PIC), which is represented classically in the frequency domain by its scattering matrix. The quantum state in the Fock (number) basis is the input to the solver, which returns the output as a density matrix. Additionally, the solver can report the fidelity of the final state with respect to an expected final state and the probability of success for measuring a given output.
CML Compiler improvements:
- The variable_optical_attenuator photonic model now supports the generation of statistically enabled compact models.