Ansys Lumerical INTERCONNECT

A robust photonic integrated circuit (PIC) simulator with computational evaluation of multimode, bidirectional, and multi-channel photonic devices.



Design and Simulation of PICs

  • Use INTERCONNECT to create and simulate photonic integrated circuits using its hierarchical schematic editor.
  • Frequency domain analysis, transient sample mode simulation, and transient block mode simulation are all included in INTERCONNECT.
  • With support for parameter sweeps and design optimization, the software comes with comprehensive visualization and data analysis capabilities.

PDA and EDA Interoperability

  • Use well-known EDA design tools and workflows to simulate and optimize your designs to shorten design cycles and increase reliability.
  • Create and distribute custom device libraries. For proprietary designs, Lumerical has blackbox features allowing users to securely distribute sensitive information.
  • Lowering the barrier of entry to photonics: Users can leverage the Ansys Lumerical module, which adds photonic layout features to open-source EPDA design tools.

Variation & Statistical Analysis Solutions

  • Use corner analysis to simulate how process variation affects the functionality of the circuit.
  • Assess circuit performance and yield using Monte Carlo analysis while taking process variability into consideration.

PIC Element Libraries

  • INTERCONNECT has a vast photonic integrated circuit (PIC) library. The library includes passive and active optoelectrical components allowing users to build and customize their systems for simulations.

CML Development and Dissemination

  • INTERCONNECT offers an infrastructure that facilitates the creation and distribution of compact model libraries (CMLs) for PIC simulation and design built from Ansys Lumerical’s device level tools.
  • For proprietary designs, INTERCONNECT can create encrypted blackbox CML components, allowing customers to keep their design and data secure.














Ansys Lumerical INTERCONNECT In-Action

Functional and practical industrial applications

Frequency-Dependent Responses for Port Combinations with S-Parameters
Adding Sources, Detectors, and Analyzers in INTERCONNECT’ Solvers










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Designers can model interacting optical, electrical, and thermal effects thanks to tools that seamlessly integrate device and system level functionality. A variety of processes that combine device multiphysics and photonic circuit simulation with external design automation and productivity tools are made possible by flexible interoperability between products.



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