In this talk, we present the integration of foundry-specific photonic Process Design Kits (PDKs) with advanced simulation modules, highlighting their role in streamlining Photonic Integrated Circuit (PIC) design. Our focus is on a custom PDK framework that provides flexible PDK libraries and enables the protection of the users' and foundries' IP. We demonstrate how advanced simulation modules enable flexibility and acceleration of the design workflow. Additionally, we'll explore powerful visualization methods helping to control the simulation and visualization of the results.
Andrzej Połatyński is Principal Application Engineer and Solution Owner of the PDK framework at VPIphotonics. Since joining the company in 2016, Andrzej conducts research on developing layout-aware simulation models for photonic PDKs supporting various technology platforms. Furthermore, he organizes and conducts training courses and workshops on the simulation and modeling of photonic devices and integrated circuits. Before joining VPIphotonics, Andrzej worked as a researcher at Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute on a polymer-based integration platform. He holds a Master’s degree in Electronic Engineering from the Warsaw University of Technology, Poland.