We will introduce the use of Optiwave's simulation tools together with standard EDA software. It allows chip designers to get their design right the first time, saving them valuable time and effort. Below are the main points. • Modeling and simulation in a design environment are essential for the optoelectronic integrated circuit manufacturing process. • Methods for generating optoelectronic compact models for PDK's using experimental data as well as simulation results will be shown. • Different methods of adding optical simulation capabilities into SPICE engines will be compared. Direct integration of optical models into SPICE engines through standard device modeling API's will be discussed. • An example implementation of photonic model integration into Siemens EDA will be shown. This integration includes the capability of running simulations from photonic circuit schematics or mask layouts. • Research into advanced device modeling capabilities using neural networks will be demonstrated.
Cem Bonfil is the product manager of Optoelectronics at Optiwave. He graduated from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada with a bachelor's degree in Engineering Physics and a minor in mathematics. He currently holds a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering with a focus on the simulation of optoelectronic devices and systems. Since his graduation, Cem authored multiple papers on the simulation of optoelectronic devices and systems. Cem started working at Optiwave in January 2015. He currently manages the development of Optiwave's OptiSPICE product. In addition, he is in working on integrating Optiwave's products into PIC design and fabrication ecosystem by collaborating with industry and academia.