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Multi-layer photonics modeling framework for the design, analysis, and optimization of devices, links, and networks
Author(s): André Richter; Hadrien Louchet; Cristina Arellano; Jim Farina; Igor Koltchanov
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Paper Abstract

Requirements on photonics modeling vary significantly when aiming to design, analyze and optimize a single device, a complete transmission link or a complex network. Depending on the task at hand, different levels of detail for emulating the underlying physical characteristics and signal interactions are necessary. We present a multi-layer photonics modeling framework that addresses the different design challenges of devices, links and networks. Our discussed methodology is based on flexible optical signal representations, equipment models ranging from very detailed to high-level parametric, sophisticated numerical algorithms and means for automated parameter and technology variation and optimization. We discuss applications such as the detailed modeling on photonics integrated circuit level, the characterization of a high-speed transmission link utilizing multilevel modulation and coherent detection, the parametric analysis of transmission links and network dynamics, and the cost-optimized placement of equipment in moderately complex networks.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 January 2011
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7959, Optical Metro Networks and Short-Haul Systems III, 79590L (25 January 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.878920
Show Author Affiliations
André Richter, VPIsystems (Germany)
Hadrien Louchet, VPIsystems (Germany)
Cristina Arellano, VPIsystems (Germany)
Jim Farina, VPIsystems (United States)
Igor Koltchanov, VPIsystems (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7959:
Optical Metro Networks and Short-Haul Systems III
Werner Weiershausen; Benjamin Dingel; Achyut Kumar Dutta; Atul K. Srivastava, Editor(s)

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