The CHARGE reference manual provides detailed descriptions of product features.
CHARGE course: A self-paced course intended for beginner to intermediate users with a focus on providing an understanding of the solver physics, simulation workflow, and data analysis. The "My first simulation" section is a great getting started tutorial.
CHARGE videos: List of videos from the CHARGE course.
Ansys Learning Forum (Photonics category): A large repository of Q&A content from the Ansys Lumerical community.
Application Gallery: Find example files, simulation methodologies, and tips to help you get started quickly and easily. You can also browse the application gallery directly from within our products.
CHARGE solver introduction
Units and normalization
Workflow and Layout editor
Electrical/Thermal Material Database
Electrical/Thermal Material Models
Creating a New Semiconductor Material
Creating a New Alloy Material
Alloy Mole Fraction
Scripting Electrical Materials
Scripting Thermal Materials
Understanding mesh order for overlapping objects
Reference Geometries and Geometric Features
Primitives: Triangle, Rectangle, Polygon, Circle, Ring, Waveguide, Sphere, Pyramid, Planar solid, 2D rectangle, 2D polygon
Delta (Point source)
Optimizations and sweeps
Learn how to run parameter sweep, optimization, yield analysis, and s-parameter analysis tasks.
Sweep scripting commands
Running parameter sweeps without the CAD
Optimization scripting commands
Monte Carlo analysis
Monte Carlo scripting commands
Monte Carlo analysis with spatial correlations
S-parameter matrix sweep
Visualizer and figure settings