Photonic engineers face the challenge of effectively utilizing the various software tools needed to accomplish specific design and simulation studies. We demonstrate the application of photonic foundry PDK building blocks to model specific components within an entire optical system. We show how to realize a complete optical system simulation as a functional block to electronic design automation tools for full end-to-end link simulation. We discuss a comprehensive workflow that integrates design and simulation techniques ranging from optical waveguides and fibers to complete optical communication systems and offers interoperation with 3rd party software solutions.
Dr. André Richter is an optical communications and photonics expert, including related modeling and design aspects. He holds a Master's degree from Georgia Tech and a Ph.D. from TU Berlin and is a co-author of 120+ publications. During his tenure with VPIphotonics, André contributed numerous fundamental technical advances and product innovations in various applications. He has led international teams in product management, application engineering, and R&D and has served as General Manager of VPIphotonics since 2013.