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3 March 2016 Schematic driven silicon photonics design
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Electronic circuit designers commonly start their design process with a schematic, namely an abstract representation of the physical circuit. In integrated photonics on the other hand, it is very common for the design to begin at the physical component level. In order to build large integrated photonic systems, it is crucial to design using a schematic-driven approach. This includes simulations based on schematics, schematic-driven layout, layout versus schematic verification, and post-layout simulations. This paper describes such a design framework implemented using Mentor Graphics and Lumerical Solutions design tools. In addition, we describe challenges in silicon photonics related to manufacturing, and how these can be taken into account in simulations and how these impact circuit performance.
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Lukas Chrostowski, Zeqin Lu, Jonas Flückiger, James Pond, Jackson Klein, Xu Wang, Sarah Li, Wei Tai, En Yao Hsu, Chan Kim, John Ferguson, and Chris Cone "Schematic driven silicon photonics design", Proc. SPIE 9751, Smart Photonic and Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits XVIII, 975103 (3 March 2016);

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