VPIphotonics at PIC International , 7-8 March in Brussels, Belgium

PIC International 2017

VPIphotonics is pleased to be platinum sponsor and program contributor of this years Photonic Integrated Circuits International - the must-attend conference for the PIC industry. Visit our stand and hear us speak on 7th – 8th March.

PIC International will provide timely, comprehensive coverage of every important sector within the photonics integrated circuits industry and is the must attend conference for all professionals involved within the integrated photonics industry.

Sales of PICs are soaring, with their deployment helping to boost the capacity of networks and data centres. To aid this industry, we are strengthening the relationships between the makers and the users of these integrated circuits by organising the 2nd PIC International, a global conference dedicated to this industry.

Attendees to the conference will hear industry-leading insiders delivering more than 30 presentations spanning five sectors. The conference will equip the delegates with an up-to-date overview of the status of the PIC industry, and provided them with many opportunities to meet other key players within this community.

PIC International will be co-located with the 7th Compound Semiconductor International Conference and the IoT International Conference.

Contributions to PIC International 2017 Conference Program

Advances in layout-aware schematic-driven design automation for integrated photonics and optoelectronics

presented by André Richter on 7th March 2017, 16:45

Abstract: Enabling a fast and convenient workflow for designing integrated photonic and optoelectronic circuits requires design automation approaches supporting the seamless integration of circuit-level photonic and electronic simulators, as well as circuit simulators and layout design tools. Here, we demonstrate our advances in developing one of the most promising layout-aware schematic-driven design methodology by means of examples for various integrated photonics applications based on InP, silicon, silicon nitride, and polymer technologies. Further, we present practical integration scenarios of photonic and electronic design automation tools helping to increase the productivity of designers.


  • VPIphotonics and PhoeniX Software integrate solutions to enable rapid layout-aware circuit design of ASPICs

    VPIphotonics and PhoeniX Software in cooperation with LioniX International teamed up to develop a photonics Process Design Kit (PDK) supporting the seamless integration of circuit simulation and layout design of application-specific photonic integrated circuits (ASPICs) to be processed on LioniX Internationals TriPleX technology platform.

    VPItoolkit PDK LioniX represents a new pluggable library extension to VPIcomponentMaker Photonic Circuits providing circuit-level simulation support of the PDK building blocks for the integrated optical waveguide technology TriPleX by LioniX International.

    Press Release LioniX

  • Tool integration for photonic circuit simulation and layout design between VPIphotonics and Luceda Photonics

    Driven by customer demands, especially with focus on Silicon Photonics, VPIphotonics and Luceda Photonics teamed up to develop means for automated export of photonic circuit designs from VPIcomponentMaker Photonic Circuits to IPKISS.eda for layout design and mask generation.

    The interface was developed with special attention to high flexibility and easy customization, thus allowing fast implementation of fab-specific IPKISS-based photonic Process Design Kits on circuit and layout design levels.

    Interested users of VPIcomponentMaker Photonic Circuits or IPKISS.eda can approach VPIphotonics or Luceda Photonics teams for more information and live demonstrations of this new functionality.

    News Luceda

  • Design flow for elaborating modern and next generation Opto-Electronics & Photonic Integrated Circuits

    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.

    • Integrated Optics, Silicon Photonics, InP and III-V Integrated Photonics: Microrings, Waveguides, Bragg gratings
    • Multisection/Tapered Optoelectronic Devices: SOAs, Lasers, Modulators, Switches, 2R/3R Regenerators, Photodetectors
    • Electric and Digital Circuits: Active filters, Laser drivers, Transmission lines, Digital logic circuits, ADC/DAC converters
    • Investigate photonic device/circuit impact in optical fiber systems with VPItransmissionMaker Optical Systems

    VPIcomponentMaker Photonic Circuits

  • Analysis and optimization of straight anisotropic and bent isotropic optical waveguides and related devices

    VPImodeDesigner supports the analysis and optimization of integrated photonic waveguides and related devices. It implements fullvectorial and semi-vectorial finite-difference mode solvers with support of widely customizable non-uniform meshing and perfectly matched layer absorbing boundaries. Full integration with VPIcomponentMaker Photonic Circuits allows translating waveguide cross-section definitions into model parameters of passive and active devices.

    • Facilitate advanced layout definitions and optimization tasks via powerful Python interface
    • Model straight waveguides made of dispersive anisotropic materials
    • Model bent waveguides made of dispersive isotropic/lossy materials
    • Verify cross-sections and analyze results using advanced visualization capabilities


Additional information required on a particular subject? Interested in discussing specific topics? Arrange a meeting with a member of the VPI R&D team. Please indicate your name, company, the issue you want to discuss and your availability during the conference.

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