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Modelling of silicon and active photonic integrated circuits
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Paper Abstract

We present a tool for the simulation of active and passive photonic integrated circuits (PIC) based on EME (eigenmode expansion) for modelling the details of circuit elements plus the travelling wave time domain (TWTD) technique for connecting the circuit together and modelling non-linear elements such as SOAs. We show how the two algorithms can be linked together using FIR filters to create a highly efficient PIC simulator. We discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the approach and illustrate it with the simulation of a variety of active and passive examples.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 2008
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 6996, Silicon Photonics and Photonic Integrated Circuits, 69961E (1 May 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.787033
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Dominic F. G. Gallagher, Photon Design (United Kingdom)
Thomas Felici, Photon Design (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6996:
Silicon Photonics and Photonic Integrated Circuits
Giancarlo C. Righini; Seppo K. Honkanen; Lorenzo Pavesi; Laurent Vivien, Editor(s)

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