OptiFDTD: FDTD Design and Analysis for Photonic Components

OptiFDTD software enables you to design, analyze, and test modern passive and nonlinear photonic components for wave propagation, scattering, reflection, diffraction, polarization, and nonlinear phenomena.

It’s specifically designed for the comprehensive simulation and analysis of photonic devices. The product allows engineers and researchers to model complex interactions of light with photonic structures. Its capabilities extend to exploring both linear and nonlinear optical phenomena, making it an indispensable resource for developing advanced optical components and systems.

This versatility underscores Optiwave’s commitment to advancing photonic technology through innovative component simulation solutions.

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Unveiling the Future of Photonic Simulation Software with OptiFDTD

The core of OptiFDTD is based on the finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) algorithm with second-order numerical accuracy and the most advanced boundary condition – uniaxial perfectly matched layer (UPML) boundary condition. The algorithm solves both electric and magnetic fields in temporal and spatial domains using the full-vector differential form of Maxwell’s coupled curl equations. This algorithm allows for arbitrary model geometries and does not restrict the material properties of the devices. By enhancing the design and analysis process from conceptualization to realization, OptiFDTD emerges as a crucial asset for any organization aiming to lead in the ever-evolving photonics domain.

Here is what makes Optiwave’s FDTD software stand out:

  • OptiFDTD dramatically improves the productivity of design engineers by reducing time-to-market.
  • Accurate modeling reduces the need for extensive physical prototyping, saving both time and resources.
  • The efficiency accelerates the research and development cycle, allowing for quicker introduction of innovative photonic products to the market.
  • OptiFDTD’s user-friendly interface and comprehensive analysis tools make it accessible to both experienced professionals and newcomers in photonics.

This tool finds extensive application in areas such as telecommunications, where it aids in developing optical fibers and waveguides. In the sensor technology sector, it enables the precise modeling of biosensors and environmental sensors, contributing to advancements in healthcare and environmental monitoring. Optiwave’s FDTD software is also instrumental in the research and development of photonic crystals and nanostructures, pushing the boundaries of miniaturization and efficiency in photonic devices.


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Experience the cutting-edge of photonic component simulation with a free 30-day evaluation of OptiFDTD. Benefit from direct access to our dedicated dev/support team, ready to assist with any queries during your evaluation. We guarantee personalized support directly from the experts who know our software best. With a comprehensive range of products and a legacy dating back to 1994, we’re equipped to meet all your needs.

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