1 February 1998 Advanced CAD tools for optoelectronics and lightwave systems
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Proceedings Volume 3234, Design and Manufacturing of WDM Devices; (1998) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.300941
Event: Voice, Video, and Data Communications, 1997, Dallas, TX, United States
Abstract
Optoelectronic components and lightwave systems continue to rapidly advance in capabilities and complexity. CAD tools must also advance to meet the needs of the advanced lightwave systems of tomorrow. As integrated CAD tools are available for the hierarchical design of electronics systems, CAD tools for optoelectronics and lightwave systems must also offer designers an integrated, hierarchical design environment in which to effectively and efficiently design complex optoelectronic components and systems which employ them. LaserLab, Maskerade, and iFROST are examples of advanced CAD tools for optoelectronic component and lightwave systems design which are designed for use in such an integrated hierarchical design environment. LaserLab is used for material, device, and component design, simulation, and analysis. Maskerade is used for hierarchical mask layout of photonic integrated circuits with efficient treatment of the non-Manhattan geometries present in such circuits. iFROST is used for mixed-level waveform simulation of lightwave systems and can be used to analyze eye diagrams and the BER of such systems.
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Brent K. Whitlock, Jean-Marc Verdiell, "Advanced CAD tools for optoelectronics and lightwave systems", Proc. SPIE 3234, Design and Manufacturing of WDM Devices, (1 February 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.300941; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.300941
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