Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Photonics and Optoelectronics Circuits

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Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Photonics and Optoelectronics Circuits

Hosted By: Optoelectronics Technical Group

21 June 2019, 12:00 - 13:00

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The rapidly growing complexity of applications based on integrated photonics and optoelectronics circuits requires specific design and simulation solutions. This becomes especially relevant for large-scale hybrid integrated photonics, which combines solutions for silicon, silicon nitride, and polymer photonics in combination with III-V active optoelectronic devices on one optical chip.

This webinar hosted by the OSA Optoelectronics Technical Group will explore several practical examples of hybrid PICs and discuss associated design challenges and software approaches to their solution. It will be shown that accurate and scalable circuit-level modeling of large-scale photonic integrated circuits requires a combination of several frequency- and time-domain simulation techniques within the same circuit simulation. We will also illustrate a smoothly elaborated common design workflow, which is based on standard simulation compact models and a layout-aware design approach. Finally, this webinar will demonstrate how to organize user-friendly optoelectronic circuit simulation, optimization and analysis, as well as performance verification on system-level.

What You Will Learn:

  • What are characteristics and limitations of monolithic or hybrid PIC designs.
  • How to combine several frequency- and time-domain simulation techniques, such as scattering-matrix assembly, transmission-line models, FIR and IIR digital filters, within the same circuit simulation.
  • How the support of foundry-specific process design kits (PDKs) and smooth interaction between circuit simulations and circuit layout  could enhance PICs design workflow.

Who Should Attend:

  • PhD students
  • Research Scientists
  • Engineers in the field of integrated photonics
  • PICs Designers
  • PDK Engineers
  • Optical System Engineers
  • Managers in the field of Silicon Photonics

About the Presenter: Eugene Sokolov, VPI Photonics Inc.

Eugene Sokolov is a Senior Application Engineer at VPIphotonics. He has over 8 years of experience in the development of market leading PDA products and particularly in the modeling of the modern and next generation photonic integrated circuits (PICs), photonic and optoelectronic devices. Eugene joined VPIphotonics in 2010 and he currently works in VPIphotonics Inc., which is located in Norwood, Massachusetts, United States. Eugene received his MSc. Degree in Physics (Laser Physics) from the Belarusian State University and he is doing his PhD in modeling polarization effects in VCSELs.