FullWAVE™ simulation tool employs the finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) method to perform a full-vector simulation of photonic structures. It is a highly sophisticated tool for studying the propagation of light in a wide variety of photonic structures, including integrated and fiber-optic waveguide devices, as well as circuits and nanophotonic devices such as photonic crystals. FullWAVE's award-winning, innovative design and feature set has made it the market leader among optical device simulation tools.
FullWAVE CW simulation of photonic bandgap y-branch structure
This plot shows speedup improvement when using FullWAVE on a cluster
of computers for three cases, each using a different amount of memory per node.
The cluster performance approaches the "ideal" scaling as the memory
requirement per node increases. The speed per node (MNPS)
has been calculated by running FullWAVE on a dual AMD OpteronTM 2.2GHz.
Synopsys' Optical Solutions Group is one of the world's leading developers of optical design and analysis tools, with CODE V imaging design software, LightTools illumination design software, LucidShape products for automotive lighting design, and RSoft products for photonic device and optical communication system design. The group is also an independent supplier of optical systems design services, with more than 4,800 completed projects in imaging, illumination and optical systems engineering.