Photonic and Plasmonic Simulation

Design and Simulation of Optical and Electrical Systems

Photonic and Plasmonic Simulation | Simulation of Si waveguides
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Simulation of Si waveguides

Photonic and Plasmonic Simulation | Simulation of plasmonic grating couplers
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Simulation of plasmonic grating couplers

Photonic and Plasmonic Simulation | Simulation of TiO2 waveguides
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Simulation of TiO2 waveguides

Design and simulation are the foundation of any stable, well-prepared project. Particularly the high frequency demands of photonic systems pose high challenges. Apart from a comprehensive understanding of the nature of photons and all their interactions, a broad understanding of the electrical path is required. Moreover, simulation has to not only work under lab conditions, but also in the real world, under influences like temperature, humidity and electromagnetic disturbances.

We use different tools and combine them as needed, like:

Electromagnetic Simulations

  • RF and wireless design
  • PCB/EOCB design
  • Thermomechanical
  • 3D packaging
  • Signal integrity
  • System in Package (SIP)

Photonics

  • Full set of passive and active building block design for different platforms (SoI, Si3N4, Polymer, Glass and InP)
  • Plasmonics: CMOS-compatible optical building blocks