Overview of Ansys Lumerical for Photonic Integrated Circuits

March 3, 2023 Yaelle Olivier

Ansys and Rand Simulation presented an overview of Ansys Limerical for photonic integrated circuits on April 12, 2023. This video covers electronic-photonic design automation (EPDA) workflows and the Lumerical compact model library (CML) compiler -- providing an end-to-end representation for today’s modern optical and photonic engineers and product manufactures.

To foster a design ecosystem for integrated photonics, Ansys Lumerical and Cadence have co-developed design workflows for photonic component designs and circuit designs, leveraging the state-of-the-art design tools of Cadence and Ansys Lumerical. Meanwhile, CML Compiler automates the creation, maintenance, and QA testing of INTERCONNECT and Verilog-A photonic compact model libraries (CMLs) from a single data source of measurements and simulation results.

Why should I Watch This Video?

  • Get the opportunity to learn the EPDA design workflow for schematic and layout driven designs
  • Understand using CMLC to facilitate the foundry PDK generation
  • Get an inside look into foundry supported Verilog-A workflows
  • Stay up-to-date with next generation of technologies and simulation software

What will I learn about and how will it help me?

  • Understand the uses of Ansys Lumerical for PIC simulations
  • Learn about Ansys Lumerical’s feature set and workflows for EPDA
  • Learn about Lumerical’s CML compiler and its benefits
  • Leave with a better understanding of the photonics industry 
  • Understand how Lumerical is transforming the technology industry and the next generation of advanced photonics products


About the Author

Yaelle Olivier

In Yaelle’s role as Optical Application Engineer in the Optics Business Unit (OBU) of Rand SIM, Yaelle completes analyses of clients’ designs, helps new customers find the right software for their needs, and provides support to existing customers. Yaelle has a background in spectroscopy and lens design, has many years of experience in Ansys Zemax, and is branching into Lumerical and SPEOS. Yaelle can leverage optics and photonics simulations to meet customer needs in an ever-changing landscape.

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