Photonic and electronic integrated circuit (IC) design software commonly reside in the same design environment. SPICE, a standard electronic circuit simulation method often found in these design environments, have been paired with optical simulators in many different ways. Some integration examples include running the electrical and optical simulators sequentially or using Verilog to build optical device models. In this presentation a novel approach to adding optical simulation capabilities to SPICE simulators will be shown. This method seamlessly integrates optical device models to SPICE engines and provides excellent convergence properties combined with high accuracy.
Cem Bonfil is the product manager of Optoelectronics at Optiwave. He graduated from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada with a bachelor's degree in Engineering Physics and a minor in mathematics. He holds a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering with a focus on the simulation of optoelectronic devices and systems. Since his graduation, Cem authored multiple papers on the simulation of optoelectronic devices and systems. Cem started working at Optiwave in January 2015. He manages the development of Optiwave's OptiSPICE product. In addition, he is in working on integrating Optiwave's products into PIC design and fabrication ecosystem by collaborating with industry and academia.