We present a custom integration framework of foundry-specific photonic PDKs into a versatile, general-purpose simulation environment addressing integrated photonics and optoelectronics applications. Our concept comprises the user-driven development of custom building block libraries based on standard data exchange formats and automated fitting of characteristics for parameterized compact simulation models. We demonstrate its beneficial application for the layout-aware schematic-driven design of PICs for various technologies and applications.
Andrzej Połatyński is Principal Application Engineer and Solution Owner of the PDK framework at VPIphotonics. Since joining the company in 2016, Andrzej conducts research on developing layout-aware simulation models for photonic PDKs supporting various technology platforms. Furthermore, he organizes and conducts training courses and workshops on the simulation and modeling of photonic devices and integrated circuits. Before joining VPIphotonics, Andrzej worked as a researcher at Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute on a polymer-based integration platform. He holds a Master’s degree in Electronic Engineering from the Warsaw University of Technology, Poland.