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A photonic IC, laser diode and SOA simulator


A gallery of PICWAVE simulations

SOA and laser diode modelling

In addition to the modelling of SOAs, PICWave can be used to model virtually any conceivable semiconductor laser geometry, including tuneable lasers and external cavity devices.

SOA modelling (link with Harold)

Mode-locked laser

Quarter-wavelength shifted DFB laser + modulator

SG-DBR tuneable laser

Silicon-on-insulator (SOI) hybrid tapered laser

Mode hopping in a Fabry-Perot laser

Active Photonic Circuits

A selection of photonic circuits with active components (SOAs or lasers) simulated with PICWave. Its time-domain engine will allow you to simulate all the dynamics of the circuit!

An active 2R optical regenerator

A 4x4 switch

A balanced photo-detector

A travelling wave modulator

Passive Photonic Circuits

PICWave can also model passive photonic circuits, including by importing component models from rigorous Maxwell solvers such as FIMMPROP.

Nonlinear processes in Periodically-Poled Lithium Niobate

Large ring resonators (link with FIMMPROP)

Dispersion-compensating Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG)