How is photonics design automation (PDA) adapting to the needs of the maturing market of integrated photonics? In this presentation we illustrate which pitfalls to avoid when setting up a design flow, and how modern PDA is gradually adopting to those needs. We advocate that it’s crucial to invest in proper library management and design automation, to speed up time to market, speed up consecutive runs, and make less mistakes in general. And as an overall result, this reduces time to market and allows your team to get a competitive advantage.
Dr. Martin Fiers is Product Manager and co-founder of Luceda Photonics. He received his Ph.D. degree in Integrated Photonics at Ghent University (UGent) in Belgium, 2013, with his research focus on the field of photonic circuit modeling and machine learning. During his Ph.D., Martin has researched novel type of photonic hardware architectures for all-optical computing, inspired by machine learning. Martin also developed the circuit simulator Caphe (which is now part of Luceda’s commercial product offering). After finishing his Ph.D. degree, he has done business development for 1 year to prepare for the startup company Luceda Photonics.