To set the simulation parameters perform the following procedure.

Step Action
1 In the Layout Designer, select Simulation > Simulation Parameters.

The Simulation Parameters dialog box appears.

2 Click the Global Data tab.
3 Type 1.0 in Wavelength.
4 Click the 3D Anisotropic tab (see Figure 9).
5 In BPM solver, select Pade(1,1).
6 In Mesh size, click Points/μm and enter the following:

a.   X = 16

b.   Y = 16

7 In View cut, enter the following:

X Mesh Pt: 1

Y Mesh Pt: 1

8 In Propagation Step, enter 0.5.
9 In PML, type/select the following:

Layers: 5

Theoretical Reflection Coefficient:

0.0001

10 Click OK.

The Simulation Parameters dialog box closes.

BPM - Figure 9 Setting the simulation parameters - 3D Anisotropic tab

Figure 9: Setting the simulation parameters – 3D Anisotropic tab