Lumerical develops photonic simulation software - tools which enable product designers to understand light, and predict how it behaves within complex structures, circuits, and systems. Photonics, the science of light and its interaction with matter, unlocks many possibilities for the world's leading technology companies across diverse fields including biotechnology, data communications, information storage, solar energy, environmental sensing, and consumer electronics.
Lumerical's design tools allow scientists to create, test, and optimize their product designs without crafting physical prototypes. These predictive capabilities enable the scientific and engineering community to validate designs prior to manufacturing, create new product concepts, and explore long-term innovative photonics research such as quantum computing. Examples include: biomedical researchers exploring how light scatters from cancerous cells as the basis for new diagnostics; innovators modeling optical materials that store vast amounts of information more efficiently; and engineers designing high-speed communication systems that transmit information optically within datacenters and even between and within computer chips. Not only are these designers able to create better performing components, they can do so in far less time, at lower costs, and with greater accuracy.
Since being founded in 2003, Lumerical has grown to license its software design tools in over 40 countries and its customers include seven of the top 10 companies in the S&P 1200 Global IT index, and 44 of the top 50 research universities as rated by the Times Higher Education rankings. Lumerical's substantial impact on the photonic design and simulation community means its tools are among the most widely cited in the scientific press, with references in more than 3500 academic publications and patents. Lumerical enables its customers to achieve more with light and establish a leading position in the development of transformative technologies employing photonics.