INTERCONNECT

Photonic Integrated Circuit Simulation

INTERCONNECT, Lumerical’s photonic integrated circuit simulator, verifies multimode, bidirectional, and multi-channel PICs. Creating your project in our hierarchical schematic editor, you can use our extensive library of primitive elements, as well as foundry-specific PDK elements, to perform analysis in the time or frequency domain.

Key INTERCONNECT applications include:

  • Optical Transceivers
  • WDM Systems
  • Advanced Modulation Formats
  • Modulators
  • Complex Optical Fibers
  • Optical Switches
  • Compact Model Library for PDKs
  • Laser Modelling
  • Light Propagation in Fibers and EDFA
  • Signal Processing
  • Sensors
  • LiDAR

Hierarchical Schematic Editor

  • Hierarchical design
  • GUI and Lumerical script interface
  • Interoperable with MATLAB

Circuit Solver

  • Frequency domain analysis
  • Transient sample mode simulator
  • Transient block mode simulator
  • Multi-mode and multi-channel support
  • Mixed signal representation
  • Electronic-Photonic co-simulation

PIC Element Libraries

INTERCONNECT contains an extensive standard library of passive and active optoelectronic building blocks, along with supplementary elements that enable simulations and analyze results. It offers two library extensions:

  • An element library extension for laser modelling
  • An element library extension for system modelling

In addition to the primitive elements, INTERCONNECT also supports many foundry PDKs with calibrated compact model libraries, allowing users to design something ‘real’ based on a specific foundry process.

Visualization and Data Analysis

  • Parameter Sweeps
  • Design optimization framework
  • Statistical analysis

Compact Model Library (CML) Generation and Distribution

INTERCONNECT, along with Lumerical’s suite of component-level tools, provides an infrastructure that supports the development and distribution of CMLs for PIC simulation and design. Typically, a CML is built upon a combination of experimentally measured data and accurate component-level simulation results using FDTD Solutions, MODE Solutions, and DEVICE.

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EDA and PDA Interoperability

Simulate and optimize your designs with familiar EDA design tools and workflows to accelerate design time and improve reliability.

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