Photonic Integrated Circuit Design and Analysis Environment

Key applications include:

  • Photonic Integrated Circuits
  • Optical Transceivers
  • Modulators
  • WDM and Advanced Modulation
  • Fiber Coupling


  • Electronic/Photonic Design Automation
  • Yield Analysis
  • Laser Modeling
  • Optical Filters
  • Ring Resonators

Hierarchical Schematic Editor

  • Hierarchical design of photonic integrated circuits
  • GUI and Lumerical Script interface
  • Interoperability with MATLAB
Schematic Editor
Circuit Solver

Circuit Solver

  • Time domain analysis
  • Frequency domain analysis
  • Bidirectional signal propagation
  • Multi-mode and multi-channel support
  • Mixed signal representation
  • SPICE interface

Extensive Library of PIC Elements

  • Passive and active optoelectronic building blocks
  • Optical sources and measurement elements
  • Foundry calibrated model libraries
  • Lumerical Compact Model Library for PDK development
Element Library

Visualization and Data Analysis

  • Design optimization framework
  • Statistical analysis
  • Parameter sweeps
  • Yield analysis

EDA and PDA Interoperability

EDA/PDA Interoperability
CML Generation

Compact Model Generation and Management

  • Develop innovative components and accurate compact models for photonic PDKs with the Lumerical Compact Model Library (LCML)
  • Import parameters from component design using Lumerical component tools
  • Manage model library distribution,
    • Distribution management including import/export security features
  • Import Foundry calibrated Compact Model Libraries for accurate designs

Notable Publications

Baehr-Jones, Tom, et al. "Ultralow drive voltage silicon traveling-wave modulator". Optics Express 20.11 (2012): 12014-12020
Kim, Inho, Michael RT Tan, and Shih-Yuan Wang. "Analysis of a new microwave low-loss and velocity-matched III-V transmission line for traveling-wave electrooptic modulators." Lightwave Technology, Journal of 8 (1990): 728-738
Robi Boeck, Nicolas A. Jaeger, Nicolas Rouger, and Lukas Chrostowski, "Series-coupled silicon racetrack resonators and the Vernier effect: theory and measurement," Opt. Express 18, 25151-25157 (2010)
K. Jinguji and M. Oguma, "Optical Half-Band Filters," J. Lightwave Technol. 18, 252- (2000)
James Pond, Chris Cone, Lukas Chrostowski, Jackson Klein, Jonas Flueckiger, Amy Liu, Dylan McGuire, Xu Wang. "A complete design flow for silicon photonics," Proc. SPIE 9133, Silicon Photonics and Photonic Integrated Circuits IV, 913310 (May 1, 2014); doi:10.1117/12.2052050.