VPIphotonics at ECOC 2015, 27 September - 1 October in Valencia, Spain

Come and visit our modeling experts at Booth 412!

Technical Feature Presentations

Our modeling experts will provide a number of technical presentations on various design and analysis topics. Please find a short list below:

  • High-speed transmission systems with data rates of 400Gb and beyond

  • Technologies and transmission concepts for Spatial Division Multiplexing

  • Lab-proven and modulation-format independent DSP algorithms

  • Lab interfaces to bridge the gap between simulations and experiments

  • Aggregation, optical access and radio-over-fiber systems

  • Power transients and dynamic network reconfiguration

  • Simplified and comprehensive link engineering

  • Optical amplifiers and sources based on single- or multimode fibers

  • Large-scale and heterogeneous Photonic Integrated Circuits

  • Fab-specific circuit designs and export to mask layout software

  • Optical waveguides and related devices

Do you require additional information on a particular subject? Are you interested in discussing specific topics? Arrange a meeting with a member of our R&D team. Please indicate your name, affiliation, the subject you want to discuss and your availability during the conference.

Interfacing with Lab Equipment – Live Demos

PAM Transmission for 100Gb/400Gb Ethernet – at SHF Communication Technologies Booth 314 (German Pavilion)

VPIlabExpert controls a chain of bit-pattern generators driving a digital-analog converter (DAC) to perform electrical arbitrary waveform generator functions. Digital equalization and analysis of 4- and 8-PAM signals after sampling scope detection is demonstrated.

Sign up for live lab interfacing demos at our partner’s exhibition stand.

Live Product Demonstrations

Our team provides demonstrations highlighting general capabilities and latest features available with our product portfolio:

VPIlinkDesigner is a cost-effective, easy-to-use tool which enables fast and optimum design and provisioning of links in optical networks and sub-networks.

VPIlinkConfigurator provides an intuitive user interface and powerful algorithms for optical network engineering including automatic equipment placement and a thorough system wide performance assessment.

VPItransmissionMaker Optical Systems represents the industry’s most comprehensive systems design environment addressing methods and technologies for short-range, access, metro and long haul optical transmission applications.

VPIlabExpert allows interfacing of simulation and lab environment and thus, addresses the requirements of experimentalists for sophisticated signal pre-, post and and analysis functions in optical communication systems.

VPItoolkit DSP Library contains an extensive collection of lab-proven DSP algorithms for coherent optical systems developed by the Fraunhofer HHI (pluggable toolkit to VPIlabExpert, VPItransmissionMaker Optical Systems).

VPIcomponentMaker Photonic Circuits is a powerful design environment for large-scale photonic integrated circuits (PICs) that consist of a mix of general or fab-specific photonic, electrical and optoelectronic devices.

VPIcomponentMaker Fiber Optics provides professional means for design and optimization of single-mode and multimode fiber-based optical devices including amplifiers, sources, and optical signal processing applications.

Set up an appointment with one of our experts for a customized presentation.

6th European Photonic Integration Forum (EPIF)

September 28, 2015 in Valencia (Spain) – organized in conjunction with ECOC 2015

The EPIF is an event that gathers all relevant players and people interested in photonic integrated technologies in Europe. It is the place to get updated on the latest developments, get acquired with the moving trends and network with most of the ecosystem. Since the 5th EPIF, which was organized at ECOC 2013 in London, rapid progress has been made in the capabilities of generic and open access photonic platforms, including software, design, fabrication and packaging.

In this new 6th edition, a quick overview will be given of the present capabilities of both InP, silicon and dielectric waveguide platforms, followed by a lively debate on the most hot topics in the field now. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with all involved companies and also enjoy a lunch at the event.

VPIphotonics team will be available to demonstrate VPIcomponentMaker Photonic Circuits and a new toolkit supporting the InP photonics Process Design Kit for Multi-Project Wafer runs offered by the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute. We will show seamless integration with OptoDesigner, a mask layout software by Phoenix Software, to ensure fabricable designs. Set up an appointment!

See here for details on the course outline and how to register.

Consulting Services and R&D Activities

Learn more about VPI's Consulting and R&D activities! 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.

  • SASER - Technologies for secure and flexible high-capacity networks

    VPIphotonics teams up with industry and academia in the framework of the Celtic+ project SASER (Safe and Secure European Routing) ADVAntage-Net. Goal of the project is to design the technologies supporting the development of secure, flexible and high-capacity optical networks.

  • GRIFFON - Development of an green optical network

    VPIphotonics teams up with ACREO Swedish ICT, Aston University and KTH, Royal Institute of Technology in the framework of the project GRIFFON (Green Initiative for Future Optical Networks). The overall scientific objective of this project is to develop an fibre optic coherent communication system with increased capacity and distance (over 300 km) at low operating cost and reduced power consumption based on an ultra-long 2nd cascade fibre Raman amplification with supressed polarisation impairments.

  • ICONE - Coherent Optical Networks

    VPIphotonics teams up with ACREO, Aston University, DTU, KTH, UCL and other academic and industry partners in the framework of the project ICONE (Allied Initiative for Training and Education in Coherent Optical Network). The overall objective of this initiative is to train early stage as well as experienced researchers on advanced photonic communication systems.

University Program

VPIphotonics supports 140+ universities and non-profit research centers around the world to simulate photonic applications, perform classroom demonstrations, and investigate new designs. The VPIphotonics University Program offers academic software licensing and training discounts, flexible licensing options and course material development.

With the Photonics Curriculum our partners receive a free package of course material including lecture notes and laboratory exercises for academic programs. The curriculum is designed to teach the basics of Photonics using our modeling and analysis tools. The material consists of individual modules that are customizable and extendable.

Sophisticated simulation setups can be exported from VPIphotonics design tools, easily distributed as dynamicDataSheet™ (dds), and run in the free simulator VPIplayer. This empowers engineers and teachers to present their ideas to colleagues and students. VPIplayer comes with a powerful simulation engine and generates results on flexible data analyzers. Interactive settings allow adjusting parameter values via predefined sliders.