Optiwave OptiBPM Optical Simulation Software

The Optiwave toolset 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

The OptiBPM’s simulator is based on the 2D/3D beam propagation method (BPM):

  • Typical uses include slowly varying structures, low index contrast structures and long structures which would be too large for FDTD
  • Short simulation times

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  • Technical Details
  • What You Get
  • Licensing Requirements or Restrictions
Software Version 13.1.1
Operating System Windows 7, 8 and 10
Bit Level 32- and 64-bit
  • Faculty with a Professor Research Subscription receive access that allows you, your students, and your research staff to access OptiPBM software.
  • Five concurrent use instances per tool from the subscriber’s research team, to access a shared license pool.
  • Access for one year
  • Access is authorized within the geographic boundaries of Canada only.
  • The 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.
  • The use of this design tool is subject to the software licensor’s usage terms and conditions set out in Optiwave Software License Agreement and Academic Use Addendum.

For more information, contact our Licensing Administrator at 613-530-4787 or

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