PICWave is a photonic integrated circuit (PIC) design tool which brings together:
an advanced laser diode and SOA model,
a powerful photonic integrated circuit (PIC) design and simulation tool,
a flexible design flow environment.
The combination of the laser diode and photonic integrated circuit design capability allows you to characteriseany laser diode geometry and model photonic circuits that include both passive and active components. As a design flow tool, PICWave allows you to design PICs using pre-defined design kits provided by our industrial partners. Once your circuit is assembled you can simulate it in PICWave before submitting it to the fab for manufacture.
SOA modelling (link with Harold)
Quarter-wavelength shifted DFB laser + modulator
SG-DBR tuneable laser
Silicon-on-insulator (SOI) hybrid tapered laser
Mode hopping in a Fabry-Perot laser
Efficient optical circuit simulator featuring a Time-Domain Travelling Wave (TDTW) optical model
Circuits may contain both passive and active components, and have a near-arbitrary topology.
Models both planar waveguide and single mode fibre geometries for waveguide cross-sections - integrated high performance fully vectorial 2D+z Finite Difference mode-solver, and Single Mode Fibre Solver.
Supports multiple transverse modes, e.g. for polarisation diversity studies.
Wide variety of instruments - measuring optical power, wavelength, current, carrier density, threshold and more.
Wide variety of analysis tools - plotting optical and power spectra, eye diagrams, RIN spectra, dispersion spectra, LI curve fitting etc.
Signal editor for defining optical and electrical input signals: optical power and wavelength, or alternatively, complex optical amplitude; and electrical current or voltage. An optical amplitude signal can be completely arbitrary and imported from file (e.g. generated by MATLAB).
Material database system
Extensive command-line interface, support for scripting with Python and MATLAB
Extensive support of multi-core and multi-CPU computers to speed up your simulations
Claim Photon Design Page to edit and add data
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