Solid-State and Nano Seminar

Design Photonic Integrated Circuits with Ansys Lumerical

Dr. Yi-Hao ChenApplication EngineerAnsys

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Photonic integrated circuits are rapidly advancing in several applications, such as datacom, RF, sensing, automotive and medical. Validated design flows are key to commercializing silicon photonics for these applications. In this talk, I will introduce Ansys Lumerical’s multiphysics simulation workflows for designing key components in photonic integrated circuits, including semiconductor lasers, electro-optic modulators, photodetectors, couplers, and resonators. I will also discuss the Electronics Photonics Design Automation (EPDA) workflows that combine Ansys Lumerical with other Electronics Design Automation (EDA) tools for designing integrated photonic and electronic circuits. I will also briefly discuss career opportunities at Ansys, which could be of interest to graduating students.

Dr. Yi-Hao Chen is an Application Engineer at Ansys and leads the technical support of Lumerical’s products in the Asia-Pacific region. Before joining Ansys, he has worked with IBM Research, TSMC, and ASML for the development of silicon photonics, optical wafer metrology, and EUV lithography. He holds MS and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan.