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Manuscript Title: Efficient tool flow for 3D Photovoltaic modelling
Authors: Tasmiat Rahman, Kristel Fobelets
Program title: Interfacing_Lumerical_Sentaurus
Catalogue identifier: AEWK_v1_0
Distribution format: tar.gz
Journal reference: Comput. Phys. Commun. 193(2015)124
Programming language: TCL, Matlab, Lumerical FDTD Solutions Version 8.7.3, TCAD Sentaurus Version j-2014.09.
Computer: A multi-core, high ram workstation is recommended for running Lumerical Solutions and TCAD Sentaurus. The scripts provided here were run on a HPZ820 workstation with 2 X Intel Xeon E5-2680 2.70Ghz processors and 128GB DDR3-1600 RAM.
Operating system: Linux.
Number of processors used: Matlab scripts can be parallel processed. The scripts have been tested on 16 CPUs (32 Threads).
RAM: For the TCL files, minimal RAM is needed. For the matlab script, it depends on the structure. The scripts have been tested using an upper limit of 128 GB.
Keywords: Photovoltaic, Lumerical, Sentaurus, FDTD.
Classification: 4, 6, 18.

Nature of problem:
Create a tool flow that models complex fabrication techniques,as well as accurate and efficient optical and electrical simulations for photovoltaic simulations.

Solution method:
Code is provided to interface between Lumerical and Sentaurus using TCL and Matlab script.

Additional comments:
This is an Open Access program

Running time:
Depends on structure complexity and number of processors used.