Gertner Institute Summer School on Nano Medicine, June 2016

Gertner Institute Summer School on Nano Medicine, June 2016

Chaoul 8th Annual Workshop, Hagoshrim 2012

Chaoul 8th Annual Workshop, Hagoshrim 2012

Chaoul 9th Annual Workshop, Nazareth 2013

Chaoul 9th Annual Workshop, Nazareth 2013

XIN inauguration ceremony, May 2014

XIN inauguration ceremony, May 2014

Lumerical

"Lumerical" is a software based on a finite-difference-time domain (FDTD) algorithm.
It is designed to solve optical design problems in fields such as plasmonics and photonics.
It has the basic following capabilities:

  • 2D and 3D simulation capabilities
  • Nonuniform mesh and automesh algorithms
  • Simulation convergence autoshutoff
  • parallel and cluster computation
  • Movie (.mpg) generation of simulation dynamics
  • Scripting language to customize simulation and analysis
  • Lorentz, Drude, Debye and anisotropic materials
  • Data import/export with BRO's ASAP ray-tracing package
  • Data export to Matlab or ASCII file formats
  • Structure import from GDSII files
  • Extensive online help

Additionally it features the following capabilities:

  1. Boundary conditions: absorbing (PML), periodic, Bloch, symmetric, asymmetric, and metal boundaries.
  2. Simulation objects: primitives that can be rotated and placed in three dimensions, and structure definition from imported SEM/image files; primitives include triangles, rectangular blocks, cylinders, conic surfaces, polyons, rings, user-defined (parametric) surfaces, spheres and pyramids.
  3. Radiation sources: waveguide sources, dipoles, plane waves, focused beams and diffraction-limited spots, total-field scattered-field (TFSF) sources, and source import/export from/to BRO's ASAP ray-tracing program.
  4. Measurement monitors: refractive index monitors, time- and frequency-domain monitors to measure pulsed or continuous-wave (CW) field profiles and power flow, and movie monitors to generate .mpg movies of field dynamics.