Greg Baethge is Lead Application Engineer at Ansys Lumerical. Based in Europe, he is providing training and technical support for customers. He holds a MSc in Engineering Physics from Telecom Physique Strasbourg/Université Louis Pasteur, France. Prior to joining Ansys Lumerical in 2015, he was involved in several Photonics R&D collaborative projects with academic and industrial partners.
As PIC technology matures, it is essential to accurately simulate imperfect components, circuits and systems to account for the vagaries of volume manufacturing. We show how to increase yields by designing robust - yet high performance - components using inverse design methods. We also show state of the art photonic circuit and system design flows that enable statistical analysis to rapidly identify and solve the root issues impacting manufacturing yield. We show how these methods can be applied in PIC applications from datacoms and sensing to quantum information technologies.