Employing the industry proven finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) method, FDTD Solutions empowers designers to confront the most challenging photonic design problems. Rapid prototyping and highly-accurate simulations reduce reliance upon costly experimental prototypes, leading to a quicker assessment of design concepts and reduced product development costs.Explore how FDTD Solutions can facilitate your success in diverse application areas, from fundamental photonics research to current industrial applications in imaging, lighting, biophotonics, photovoltaics, and many more.
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FDTD Solutions Overview
FDTD Solutions is a 3D Maxwell solver, capable of analyzing the interaction of UV, visible, and IR radiation with complicated structures employing wavelength scale features. FDTD Solutions is able to accurately take into account material dispersion over wide wavelength ranges via its proprietary Multi-coefficient Material modeling capabilities, enabling the end user to efficiently calculate device response over wide bandwidths. With a highly-optimized computational engine able to exploit multi-core computing systems in everything from laptops to high-performance computing clusters, and a built-in optimization framework to speed the generation of optimized nanophotonics devices, FDTD Solutions is the photonics design environment of choice among industry professionals.
Key Benefits of FDTD Solutions
•Decreased product development costs via highly-accurate algorithms with built-in optimization that allows for rapid virtual prototyping to reduce costly physical prototypes
•Reduced time-to-market owing to a highly-optimized simulation engine engineered for high-throughput design assessment on leading-edge computational systems
•Increased productivity via design tools engineered with ease-of-use in mind to facilitate fast learning and rapid deployment
FDTD Solutions Features
•Simulation of Arbitrary Geometries
•Concurrent Computing on Multiple Computers
•Dispersive Material Modeling
•Parallel Computation on Multicore and Multinode Systems
•Optimized Computational Engine
•Advanced Meshing Algorithms
•Powerful Scripting Language
•Design Parameterization and Hierarchical Layout
•Movies of Simulation Dynamics
Featured Applications of FDTD Solutions
FDTD Solutions addresses a wide variety of applications involving the scattering, diffraction, and propagation of optical radiation. FDTD Solutions is useful for many engineering problems of interest, including:
CMOS image sensor pixel
As CMOS pixel sizes decrease to reduce costs of digitial camera systems, there is a corresponding reduction in signal to noise and an increase in pixel cross-talk.
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Thin film silicon solar cell photovoltaics
Metallic nanoparticle arrays on the top surface of a thin film silicon solar cells are able to dramatically increase the absorption of solar energy.
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LED/OLED light extraction
Sub-wavelength texturing of LEDs increase light extraction efficiency, but accurate simulation tools like FDTD Solutions are needed to optimize microstructured LEDs.
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