CAD: Optiwave OptiFDTD Design Tool

CAD: Optiwave OptiFDTD Design Tool
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The OptiFDTD tool set includes:

  • Layout and analysis tools
  • 2D/3D mode solvers
  • Integrated scripting capability
  • Support for multi-processor and multi-core simulation
  • GDSII/DXF output mask formats

OptiFDTD’s simulator is based on the 2D/3D finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) method:

  • Typical uses include high index contrast structures, periodic structures and photonic crystals
  • Long simulation times (multi-processor and multi-core hardware an asset)
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Technical Details

Software Version 15.0.1
Operating System Windows 7, 8 and 10
Bit Level 64-bit
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Software Access Key Via CMC Microsystems CADPass software
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What You Get

  • Faculty with a Professor Research Subscription receive access that allows you, your students, and your research staff to access OptiFDTD software.
  • Five concurrent use instances per tool from the subscriber’s research team, to access a shared license pool.
  • Access for one year 



OptiFDTD Quickstart Guide

Licensing Requirements or Restrictions

  • Access is authorized within the geographic boundaries of Canada only.
  • Use of this design tool is restricted to university research only.
  • Access to the software license keys is limited to faculty, their students and research team.
  • Any NDN university Professor Research subscriber is authorized to access this product.
  • Use of this design tool is subject to the software licensor’s usage terms and conditions set out in their Software License Agreement and Academic Use Addendum which can be found at OPTIWAVE_LICENSE_AGREEMENT_ACADEMIC_USAGE_TERMS

Contact our Licensing Administrator at 613-530-4787 or, for more information.

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