OptiSPICE Applications

The only SPICE software for Opto-Electronics

OptiSPICE is the only SPICE software available for Opto-Electronics. It incorporates equations governing optical components directly into an electrical simulation framework, thus forming a single-engine optoelectronic simulation tool. Previously, the ability for a single software package to tightly model optical-electrical integration, thermal coupling, and various optical effects (such as interference, reflection, and multiple carrier frequencies) was non-existent.

Channel Switching Circuit

Channel Switching Based on MEMS

Applications   Design and simulation of opto-electronic circuits at the transistor level Signal integrity analysis of opto-electronic circuits           Benefits   Offers greater ease of schematic capture, parameter specification, waveform probing and usage. State-of-the-art transient time domain, small-signal …

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Optical SPICE - Figure 1 Layout of EA Modulator

Electroabsorption Modulator

In this tutorial, we demonstrate optical modulation using an electroabsorbtion modulator. Sample: Electroabsorption Modulator.osch The EA Modulator device is located in the OptoElectric library. It has 2 electrical ports for the bias and RF driving and 2 optical ports as an input …

Optical SPICE - Figure 1 Schematics of Ring Switch

Ring Switch

In this tutorial, we demonstrate a ring switch that adds or drops channels by controlling the index of a ring resonator. Sample: RingSwitch.osch  Figure 1: Schematics of Ring Switch   The ‘LaserBlck’ is a subcircuit block that contains a circuit for driving laser diode. …

Optical SPICE - Figure 1 Schematics of VCSEL Array

VCSEL Array

In this tutorial, we demonstrate the simulation of a VCSEL Array circuit that contains an array of Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VCSEL) which exhibits temperature dependent effects. Sample: Vcsel Array.osch    Figure 1: Schematics of VCSEL Array   This circuit contains an array of …

Circuit design using a feedback loop

Power Control Design

OptiSPICE is the only SPICE software available for Opto-Electronics. It incorporates equations governing optical components directly into an electrical simulation framework, thus forming a single-engine optoelectronic simulation tool. Previously, the ability for a single software package to tightly model optical-electrical integration, thermal coupling, and various optical effects…

VFEM Accuracy and Advantages

January 20, 2017

As optical systems move towards an integrated platform, the modelling of high refractive index contrast, sub-wavelength dimension…

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