Come and meet our experts at Booth 302!
VPIphotonics Design Suite™ v9.9
Design Photonic Components and Compare Transmission Technologies
VPIphotonics Design Suite accelerates the design of new photonic systems and subsystems for short-range, access, metro and long-haul optical transmission systems. Further, it supports assessment of technology upgrade and component substitution strategies that are to be developed for existing fiber plants. Highlights supported by the new version 9.9:
For more details about the enhancements in the new version 9.9 please click here!
New Version: VPImodeDesigner™ v1.5
Comprehensive Design of Waveguides and Fibers
We demonstrate the greatly enhanced new version of VPImodeDesigner – the powerful software design tool for the analysis and optimization of integrated photonic waveguides and optical fibers.
The new version provides new finite-difference mode solvers, enabling efficient modeling of plasmonic waveguides and accurate treatment of electric field singularities near sharp corners of high-index-contrast and plasmonic waveguides. It offers improved automated calculation of dispersive waveguide and fiber properties for degenerate and highly dispersive modes near cut-off wavelengths, and new advanced field operations with enhanced usability.
This version of VPImodeDesigner can be seamlessly integrated with VPIComponentMaker Photonic Circuits v9.9, our powerful circuit-level simulator of integrated photonics.
Updated VPItoolkit supporting the SMART Photonics PDK with export to multiple layout tools
Flexible and fast schematic-driven design of photonic integrated circuits
VPIphotonics announces release of an updated VPItoolkit supporting the SMART Photonics Process Design Kit (PDK), which seamlessly integrates Photonic Integrated Circuit (PIC) simulation and automated mask layout extraction.
The free and open-source Nazca Design developed by BRIGHT Photonics framework is now fully supported for the generation of verified PICs layouts to be submitted and processed in terms of Multi-Project Wafer (MPW) runs on SMART Photonics' Indium Phosphide technology platform. Similar mask export capabilities with OptoDesigner developed by PhoeniX Software (part of Synopsys) have already been introduced earlier.
Click here for the Press Release!
Live Demonstration – SENDATE Trial Advances SDN-Enabled Interworking
Celtic-Plus Project SENDATE Simplifies Operations of Open Optical Networks
SENDATE, the Celtic-Plus flagship project for secure networking of data centers in Europe, successfully completed an industry-first multi-vendor SDN field trial. It featured real-time planning of transparent high-speed services across a disaggregated, multi-domain optical network.
Conducted this month in the Telia Company R&D lab in Stockholm with live connectivity to production network fibers, the multi-vendor and multi-domain field trial highlighted the importance of open ecosystem collaboration. Such a multi-stakeholder collaboration is essential to progressing SDN interoperability, ultimately driving innovation and realizing the real-world value of technological advances.
Click here for the Press Release!
Lab Automation Hackathon
September 25, 13:30 – 15:00 – Room Lustina
Have you ever wanted to automate your lab, get better/quicker at processing your data, make beautiful plots and figures and
at the same time meet a bunch of cool scientists? Well, you are in luck!
This hackathon provides 8 demos for various common lab automation tasks, ranging from simple remote control of optical instrumentation, data processing and photonic design simulations, all the way to full lab automation. Students, professionals of all levels are welcome to learn and share their secret tips and tricks developed over the years.
Come and attend our live demonstrations of Python-enabled advanced functionalities in VPIphotonics Design Suite.
Among others, custom component modeling, simulation controlling scripts, and sensitivity analysis will be illustrated.
Bring a laptop to participate in the exercise. There will be plenty of time for mingling and discussion. Food and drinks sponsored by the IEEE Photonics Society.
Networking: VPIphotonics Get-Together
We cordially invite you to visit our booth 302 for drinks and snacks on September 25th, 3:30pm!
International Symposium on Hybrid PICs at ECOC 2018
September 26, 2018 – Fiera Roma (Room SC2)
Hybrid photonic integration enables the development of high-performance components that are complex and cost-effective at the same time. This symposium covers the complete process chain from materials via simulation and fabrication to the final assembly and showcases applications of hybrid PICs in communications and analytics.
Our contribution – Presentation by Dr. André Richter:
"The Role of Circuit Simulations for the Design of Hybrid PICs"
For more details please see this flyer. No attendance fee will be charged but please register. You can only enter with an ECOC badge.
VPItransmissionMaker™ Optical Systems accelerates the design of new photonic systems and subsystems for short-range, access, metro and long-haul optical transmission systems and allows technology strategies to be developed.
VPIlabExpert™ provides great potential for reducing efforts in the lab by applying ready-to-use advanced functionalities and virtualizing lab equipment through emulation of optical and electrical components.
VPItoolkit™ DSP Library contains an extensive collection of lab-proven digital signal processing algorithms. It is available as a pluggable toolkit to VPItransmissionMaker Optical Systems and VPIlabExpert and it supports a wide range of modulation formats.
VPIcomponentMaker™ Fiber Optics provides professional means for modeling, optimization and design of fiber-based optical devices such as doped-, Raman and parametric amplifiers, continuous-wave and pulsed optical fiber sources, optical signal processing for telecommunication, high-power and ultrafast applications.
VPIcomponentMaker™ Photonic Circuits is a simulation and design environment for photonic integrated circuits (PICs). It provides advanced device libraries integrated with a scalable time-and-frequency-domain simulation framework for fast and accurate modeling of large-scale PICs with a mix of photonic, electrical and optoelectronic devices.
VPIphotonics offers consulting services for creating customized library extensions to VPIcomponentMaker Photonic Circuits providing circuit-level support of a Process Design Kit (PDK) for various integrated photonics technologies (Indium Phosphide, Silicon, Silicon Nitride, Polymer). These pluggable toolkits support a cost-effective generic foundry approach for application-specific photonic integrated circuits (ASPICs) design.
VPIlinkConfigurator™ provides an intuitive graphical interface and powerful algorithms for optical network engineering including automatic equipment placement and a thorough system wide performance assessment.
VPIlinkDesigner™ is a cost-effective, easy-to-use tool which enables fast and optimum network design and provisioning for those who design and configure links in optical networks and sub-networks.
VPImodeDesigner™ is a versatile simulation framework for the analysis and optimization of integrated photonic waveguides and optical fibers. This powerful design tool offers a set of full-vectorial finite-difference mode solvers with support of widely customizable non-uniform meshing and perfectly matched layer absorbing boundaries, allowing the accurate and efficient calculation of guided and leaky modes and their properties.
Set up an appointment with one of our experts for a customized presentation.
Learn more about VPI's Consulting and R&D activities! Contact us for custom design services, and training seminars on modern technologies and their adequate modeling.
VPIphotonics partners with public research institutes, industry and universities to develop advanced solutions for the design and optimization of future photonic networks. These activities range from component design to network planning.
SENDATE-FICUS - Secure networking for a data center cloud in Europe –
Flexible infrastructure for data center communication providing unique security
VPIphotonics teams up with Coriant and academic partners in the framework of the Celtic-Plus project SENDATE-FICUS.
The purpose of this project is the development of new technologies enabling the transition from today's networks to robust, efficient, secure and re-configurable converged communication networks.
QAMeleon - Sliceable multi-QAM format SDN-powered transponders and ROADMs Enabling Elastic Optical Networks
VPIphotonics' core technical contribution to the project will be in work package "Component and System Specifications and Requirements". The team will participate in formulating the project's use-cases, network requirements and performance indicators, defining the system and component specifications, as well as take an active role in the development of the TRx DSP algorithms that are central to the QAMeleon's technological objectives. VPI leads a task where system and component modeling and simulation takes place.
The work that will be carried out here will constitute the first verification of the project's proposed system concepts. Heavy interaction with work packages related to components fabrication will take place to aid the design and development cycle, and ensure that performance targets are met. Furthermore, VPI will also actively support the experimental verification effort, contributing with researchers, as well as its commercial lab automation software (VPIlabExpert), in the laboratory and field trial validations of the developed technology.
PolyPhotonics Berlin - Optical Components from Plastic
VPIphotonics teams up with regional enterprises and research institutes in frame of PolyPhotonics Berlin, an R&D project co-financed by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The PolyPhotonics Berlin consortium targets to establish a new versatile polymer based integration platform combined with Indium-Phosphide and thin-film filter technologies for numerous photonics applications in the global communications and sensing market.
VPIs role in this initiative is to develop a toolbox of simulation models representing libraries of photonic and optoelectronic building blocks. This toolbox may serve as basis for project partners and external users when designing and verifying complex photonic components and integrated circuits that are to be manufactured by the PolyPhotonics Berlin consortium.