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.
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.
VPIdeviceDesigner™ is a versatile simulation framework for the analysis and optimization of integrated photonic devices, waveguides, and optical fibers. This powerful design tool offers a set of full-vectorial finite-difference mode solvers that support widely customizable nonuniform meshing with symmetric and perfectly matched layer absorbing boundaries for simulations of guided modes in straight and bent waveguides and fibers. For simulations of photonic devices, it offers 2D and 3D implementations of the finite-difference frequency-domain beam-propagation method (BPM). VPIdeviceDesigner supports flexible defining of 2D waveguide crosssections and 3D device layouts made of real (dispersive, temperature-dependent, doped, etc) optical materials.
|VPIcomponentMaker Photonic Circuits & one PDK
|VPIcomponentMaker Photonic Circuits with access to one PDK (HHI, LioniX or SMART)
|VPIcomponentMaker Photonic Circuits & two PDKs
|VPIcomponentMaker Photonic Circuits with access to two PDKs (HHI, LioniX and/or SMART)
|VPIcomponentMaker Photonic Circuits& three PDKs
|VPIcomponentMaker Photonic Circuits with access to three PDKs (HHI, LioniX and SMART)
|VPI-Je-Bundle (CMP-3 + MD)
|VPIcomponentMaker Photonic Circuits with access to 3 PDKs and VPImodeDesigner