An Integrated CAD Environment for the Design and Simulation of Photonic Integrated Circuits

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 32938
Amount: $68,823.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1996
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
1233 Maryland Ave, NE, Washington, DC, 20002
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Peter J. Heim
 (202) 398-1686
Business Contact
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Research Institution
aCADian Inc. proposes to develop a user friendly, extensible, integrated CAD environment for the design and simulation of Photonic Integrated Circuits. It will provide a high-productivity photonic layout capability, seamless integration with lightwave simulation packages. The software will be designed from the ground up to deal with the specifics of integrated optical circuits. It will incorporate specialized, user-friendly tools to view, create, arrange and edit complex waveguide structures. The user will be able to interactively launch simulations which will provide the necessary feedback and guidelines to refine his design. Simulations will be launched directly from written extensions and external tools. The proposed software will fill a gap in the photonic circuit design process, which currently lacks CAD tools of the same quality and efficiency as is common place in integrated electronics. Moreover, it will allow designer to increase the complexity and capability of their circuits, and decease the turnaround time needed for phontonic integrated circuit development.

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