Powerful simulation software and design-for-manufacturing best practices enable businesses to speed up design cycles, improve product resilience to fabrication defects, analyze post-fabrication effects, and develop products suitable for mass production.
Simulate sidewall roughness with Ansys Lumerical. Sidewall roughness can have minor to severe impacts depending on the photonic device, thus sidewall angles are fabrication tolerances that should be considered. Built as a toggle feature, including sidewall angels into device simulations is made simple with Lumerical.
This Y-branch splitter is a fundamental building block component for photonic integrated circuits. The device intakes the transmitted signal, and splits it 50/50 down two separate paths. The device could also operate in reverse to combine signals which allows for complex circuits and devices to be created.