In the last 10 years, new platforms and tooling in software development have changed the way building software happens. What can we learn from this when we build photonic integrated circuits? In this presentation we'll look at how a code-centric design flow for PIC looks like. We'll explain how we can borrow techniques from software development to manage design complexity and deal with uncertainty, and go to market faster.
Dr. Martin Fiers is Product Manager and co-founder of Luceda Photonics. He received his Ph.D. degree in Integrated Photonics at Ghent University (UGent) in Belgium, 2013, with his research focus on the field of photonic circuit modeling and machine learning. During his Ph.D., Martin has researched novel type of photonic hardware architectures for all-optical computing, inspired by machine learning. Martin also developed the circuit simulator Caphe (which is now part of Luceda’s commercial product offering). After finishing his Ph.D. degree, he has done business development for 1 year to prepare for the startup company Luceda Photonics.