Photon Design FimmWave Design Tool

FIMMWAVE is a software tool from Photon Design that includes waveguide mode solvers, advanced finite-difference and finite-element solvers, and fibre solvers. It is a generic, fully vectorial mode finder with applicability to a wide range of materials and waveguide geometries. The software includes FIMMPROP, a rigorous tool for solving bidirectional 3D optical propagation of lightwaves. Here are some example applications:

  • low-index polymer waveguides, high-index SOI, and GaAs/AlGaAs waveguides
  • buried, etched (rib, ridge), and diffused geometries commonly used in optoelectronics
  • single-mode and multi-mode optical fibres, as well as photonic crystal fibres
  • slot waveguides, slanted-wall, and graded structures
  • plasmonic and microwave waveguides.

More information about FIMMWAVE is available at

Software Version 7
Operating System Linux, 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 FIMMWAVE design tool 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 clients, graduate students, and research staff.
  • Any NDN university Professor Research subscriber is authorized to access this product.
For more information, contact our Licensing Administrator at 613-530-4787 or
Scroll to Top