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Advanced CAD tools for optoelectronics and lightwave systems
Author(s): Brent K. Whitlock; Jean-Marc Verdiell
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Paper Abstract

Optoelectronic components and lightwave systems continue to rapidly advance in capabilities and complexity. CAD tools must also advance to meet the needs of the advanced lightwave systems of tomorrow. As integrated CAD tools are available for the hierarchical design of electronics systems, CAD tools for optoelectronics and lightwave systems must also offer designers an integrated, hierarchical design environment in which to effectively and efficiently design complex optoelectronic components and systems which employ them. LaserLab, Maskerade, and iFROST are examples of advanced CAD tools for optoelectronic component and lightwave systems design which are designed for use in such an integrated hierarchical design environment. LaserLab is used for material, device, and component design, simulation, and analysis. Maskerade is used for hierarchical mask layout of photonic integrated circuits with efficient treatment of the non-Manhattan geometries present in such circuits. iFROST is used for mixed-level waveform simulation of lightwave systems and can be used to analyze eye diagrams and the BER of such systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1998
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3234, Design and Manufacturing of WDM Devices, (1 February 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.300941
Show Author Affiliations
Brent K. Whitlock, aCADian Technologies (United States)
Jean-Marc Verdiell, aCADian Technologies (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3234:
Design and Manufacturing of WDM Devices
Ray T. Chen; Louis S. Lome, Editor(s)

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