Photon Design - Overview

Technix by CBS is the exclusive Canadian distributor and technical support provider for Photon Design Ltd's world-class photonics CAD software used across the globe by engineers and researchers in the photonics industry.

Taking the lead in Silicon photonics & optical IC simulation software

Photon Design was started in 1992 to provide professional quality software to the photonics industry and have been growing their product range steadily since and now provides a wide range of photonics tools encompassing both active and passive photonics components. Photon Design's products are now in use by a wide number of companies and laboratories around the world, helping to develop the next generation of photonic components.
Photon Design is located in Oxford, U.K.


Mode

FIMMWAVE

A vectorial 3D mode solver including a variety of calculation engines each optimized for different geometries. Suitable for all types of waveguides including multi-mode waveguides & fibers, high index structures (E.g SOI), metals, Graded Index, photonic crystal fibers and more.



Ring Resonator

FIMMPROP

Rigorous bidirectional 3D optical propagation software for even the most challenging SOI designs. Based on the EME (EigenMode Expansion) method, FIMMPROP is typically faster and more accurate than FDTD and BPM for many devices, particularly for high index materials such as SOI components & III-V semiconductors. Suitable for the design of MMI, taper, directional coupler, grating, and fiber components among others.



Photonic Crystal

CrystalWave

World-leading photonic crystal CAD developed from the ground up for photonic crystal design. CrystalWave is the only commercial software that features all of the following: a photonic crystal specific GUI, fast 2D/3D FDTD Engine, PWE Engine, Frequency Domain Engine, automatic optimization, GDSII export and much more. Unlimited multi-processor capability is included in the base module. An upgrade to a clustered version with no limit on the number of compute nodes is available for a fixed price. CrystalWave is available in both 32-bit and native 64-bit versions.




Double ring resonator

OmniSim

Omni-directional FDTD and FEFD photonic simulation for arbitrary designs. OmniSim features a user-friendly GUI, fast 2D/3D FDTD Engine, Frequency Domain Engine, automatic optimization, GDSII export and much more. Cluster and multi-processor versions available. Unlimited multi-processor capability is included in the base module. An upgrade to a clustered version with no limit on the number of compute nodes is available for a fixed price. OmniSim is available in both 32-bit and native 64-bit versions.



EchelleCAD

EPIPPROP

EPIPPROP (formally EchelleCAD) is a unique and innovative tool for the modelling and optimisation of Echelle gratings in fully-vectorial 3D. Echelle gratings provide a very efficient method for wavelength de-multiplexing (WDM) with a small footprint: they are typically much smaller than arrayed waveguide gratings (AWG) and offer simpler layouts. Photon Design provides in EPIPPROP the first commercial 3D Echelle simulation package. Using AWGs? Why not see if an echelle grating would be better!



PICWave

PICWave

Bidirectional time-domain modeling of photonic ICs capable of modeling the interaction between both passive and active components using the TWTD (Travelling Wave Time Domain) method. Suitable for studying the interaction of optical components in a larger circuit as well as the design of individual active components such as Laser Diodes, SOAs, TWAs, DFB & DBR lasers. PICWave can model gain switching, mode-locking, time resolved spectra and more.



Plot

HAROLD

Detailed hetero-structure laser diode modeling. Including bandgap narrowing, quantum wells - capture/escape, recombination, strain, drift-diffusion, power dissipation effects. Can be used as a stand-alone product or complementary to PICWave.



Optimization

KALLISTOS

Powerful optimization module tightly integrated with other Photon Design products that allows the user to automatically improve their existing designs with minimum intervention. KALLISTOS uses a selection of state of the art optimization techniques such as efficient local descent routines and deterministic global techniques to ensure that design cycle times are dramatically reduced.