Whats New in 2011

by / Saturday, 01 January 2011 / Published in 2011 News

Crosslight Short Course at Photonic West 2012 (Nov. 7th, 2011)

Crosslight is pleased to offer a free half-day short course on optoelectronic
device simulation on Thursday, January 26th at the Photonics West conference in San Francisco.
Details are available from this
link.

Announcing NovaTCAD (Oct. 31st 2011; edited Nov. 23rd 2011)

Crosslight is proud to announce the release of
NovaTCAD, a new software package bundle that integrates several powerful TCAD software packages
from Crosslight at an extremely affordable price.

Version 2011 device simulators released (Aug 3rd, 2011)

Crosslight Software proudly announces the release of Version 2011 of Crosslight device simulation software pacakges (APSYS, CSUPREM, LASTIP and PICS3D) with major upgrades making them the most
advanced in the industry. These major upgrades are summarized as follows:

  • Polarization charges of nitride materials are implemented
    using an intrinsic macro property and
    are automatically computed between material interfaces
    or within graded regions. This provides great convenience
    in modeling GaN based semiconductors of complicated geometry
    and composition grading or other compounds with built-in polarization.
  • Major progress in 3D simulation setup procedure: User may
    start from the .layer format (using the user-friendly GUI LayerBuilder)
    to design the 2D cross section of a device. Then mask data (usually of
    GDS format) may be used to convert the 2D cross section into 3D mesh.
  • Major upgrade of GaN-based material macros to incorporate the
    latest understanding of the IQE droop in blue LED. As a result, IQE
    droop as observed in experiments is routinely reproduced in sumulation.
  • Introduced an efficient new 3D mesh scheme so that mesh plane
    of any shapes (such as bent shapes)
    no longer has to cut through the whole device simulation area.
    This results in substantial mesh savings when handing devices
    with details of complicated local geometries such as small holes
    or rods. The new mesh has been incorporated into the friendly
    graphic user interface program MaskEditor.
  • Substantial speed-up in the computation of quantum states in
    devices with hundreds of quantum wells (such as in QCL and typeII PD).
  • New quantum well model with self-consistent solutions
    have been developed for many difference types of applications and device
    configurations, such as for MQW system within nanowire and nanotubes, and LED with
    complex geometries. Refer to our
    LED
    presentation page for details.
  • Substantial improvement of non-local transport, optical gain, interband tunneling and
    temperature dependence in quantum cascade lasers and typeII MQW PD.
  • More convenient user interface with CSuprem and related GUI tools
    such as MaskEditor and SemiCrafter so that complicated 3D structures can easily
    be created without loss of accuracy as found in devices with plane geometries.
  • APSYS: LED raytracing capability enhanced to include multiple
    wavelengths and realistic simulation phosphor LED has been demonstrated.
  • APSYS: Substantial improvement in FDTD so that power extraction
    in LED with textured interfaces can be simulated more accurately.
  • PICS3D: power coupling between difference cavities, useful for
    ring laser which relies on flexbile control or power flow between cavilites.
  • PICS3D: the QCL model from LASTIP is now available in PICS3D.
  • Numerous minor improvements of data I/O and plotting.

Crosslight Short Course at NUSOD 2011 (June 27, 2011)

Crosslight is pleased to offer a free half-day short course on optoelectronic
device simulation on Friday, September 9th at the NUSOD conference in Rome.
Details are available from this
link.

New branch office of Crosslight Software opens in Taiwan (Mar 29, 2011)

We are pleased to announce that starting in April 2011, a new Crosslight branch office will be
established in Hsinchu, Taiwan. The new office will be conveniently located in the SiSoft Research
Center, Hsinchu Science Park and will be headed by Mr. Vincent Tsao
(???), a former TCAD manager of UMC.
The Taiwan branch of Crosslight Software will be focused on research and development of advanced
simulation technologies as well as providing first class technical support to
Crosslight Software users in Taiwan. For more details, please visit us at
www.crosslight.com.tw.

Crosslight Short Course at Photonic West 2011 (Jan 6, 2011)

Crosslight is pleased to offer a free half-day short course on optoelectronic
device simulation on Thursday, January 27th at the Photonics West conference in San Francisco.
Details are available from this
link.

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