OptiBPM Overview


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Based on the Beam Propagation Method (BPM) of simulating light passage through any waveguide medium, OptiBPM allows designers to observe computer-simulated light field distribution and examine the radiation and the guided field, simultaneously.

Reliably characterizing the beam facilitates computer-aided design of a variety of integrated and fiber optic guided wave problems. OptiBPM delivers significant new features, such as the ability to define and use anisotropic materials in layout designs and waveguide simulations.

OptiBPM can improve design engineers’ productivity, reduce risk, and lower overall costs related to design of waveguide solutions. OptiBPM’s high-value functionality includes powerful integration capabilities with our award-winning optical communication system software, OptiSystem, and with Design Workshop’s dw-2000, a mask layout physical design and verification software.


  • Design optical splitters, combiners, couplers, multiplexers, and modulators.
  • Large scale optical circuit design capabilities
  • Mature AWG design environment
  • Model non-symmetrical waveguide structures
  • Channel, rib or ridge waveguide design
  • Buried waveguides
  • Waveguides from a diffused process
  • Sensor structures

No Additional Modules to Purchase

  • Includes robust 2D/3D Mode Solvers
  • GDSII and DXF output mask formats
  • XP/Vista and Windows 7 Compliant

Interface with Popular Design Tools and Measurement Equipment

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