Multiple signal representation simulation of photonic devices, systems, and networks

Arthur Lowery, Olaf Lenzmann, Igor Koltchanov, Rudi Moosburger, Ronald Freund, André Richter, Stefan Georgi, Dirk Breuer, Harald Hamster

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Photonic systems design requires simulation over a wide range of scales; from wavelength-sized resonances in lasers and filters, to interactions in global networks. To design these global systems, while considering the effects of the smallest component, requires sophisticated simulation technology. We have developed the Photonic Transmission Design Suite, which includes five different signal representations, so that the details of device performance can be efficiently considered within a large network simulation. Alternatively, a design can be studied using a coarse signal representation before switching to a detailed representation for further refinement. We give examples of the application of these representations, and show how the representation of a signal is adapted as it propagates through a system to optimize simulation efficiency.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)282-296
Number of pages15
JournalIEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2000
Externally publishedYes

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