VPIcomponentMaker™ Photonic Circuits is developed with the goal to enable a convenient, accurate and fast EDA-style design flow for elaborating modern and next generation photonic integrated circuits (PICs). The cutting edge simulation framework of VPIcomponentMaker Photonic Circuits is complemented by extensive libraries of standard passive photonic and optoelectronic devices, electrical and digital logic elements, and hundreds of instrumentation utilities and signal processing tools.

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VPIphotonics offers pluggable toolkit extensions to VPIcomponentMaker Photonic Circuits providing circuit-level support of a Process Design Kit (PDK) for various integrated photonics technologies provided for instance by Fraunhofer HHI, SMART Photonics and LioniX International. These VPItoolkit™ PDK <fab> extensions allow the user to rapidly prototype application-specific PICs with prerequisite functionality utilizing foundry-specific information without going deep into the details of device layout and fabrication process. The designer can choose photonic devices from a fixed list of standard building blocks supported by the foundry and add custom ones.

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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. The tool supports modeling of plasmonic, high- index-contrast and diffused (graded-index) straight and bent waveguides and fibers, made of dispersive and lossy, isotropic and anisotropic materials (including non-diagonal and gyrotropic anisotropy).

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