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Create a Chip-to-fiber Butt Coupler

This lesson describes how to create a chip-to-fiber coupler. You will create a model of a simple spot-size transformer based on lateral tapering, as reported in [1]. Highly efficient chip-to-fiber coupling with large alignment tolerances is important for applications of optoelectronic integrated semiconductor devices. Such coupling requires a low-loss change of the light beam spot…

Electro-Optic Modulator

This lesson shows how to make a 3D simulation in a material modified by the linear electro-optic effect (Pockels Effect). The waveguide design of Reference [1] is shown in Figure 1 below. In this lesson, this waveguide is created, a potential is applied to the electrodes, and the results are compared to Reference [1]. Figure…

Integrated Optical Circuit Simulation Using OptiBPM and OptiSystem – Scattering Data Export

Scattering data is a new simulation feature in OptiBPM. OptiBPM uses scattering data when a small part of a larger photonic circuit is isolated for characterization using BPM. This smaller part has waveguides entering on the left side and exiting on the right side. The N inputs and the M outputs are assumed to have…

Mach-Zehnder Interferometer Switch

This lesson outlines the design process of an electro-optic 2×2 switch based on integrated Mach-Zehnder interferometer. An electro-optic switch is a device used in integrated fibre optics. The device is based on Mach-Zehnder interferometer made by Titanium diffusion in Lithium Niobate substrate. The switching between the ports is achieved by an electro-optic effect within such…

OptiFiber Publication References – 2013

Below is a listing of scientific papers, technical journals, periodicals, and conference publications which reference the use of OptiFiber.

OptiGrating Publication References – 2013

Below is a listing of scientific papers, technical journals, periodicals, and conference publications which reference the use of OptiGrating.

Lesson 1: Transmitter — External Modulated Laser

This lesson describes how to create a transmitter using an external modulated laser. You will become familiar with the Component Library, the Main layout, component parameters, and visualizers. To start OptiSystem, perform the following procedure: Starting OptiSystem Figure 1: OptiSystem graphical user interface Main parts of the GUI The OptiSystem GUI contains the following main…

Lesson 2: Subsystems — Hierarchical Simulation

A subsystem is like a component — it has an icon, parameters, and input and output ports. You build a subsystem using a group of components or other subsystems. You can easily create a subsystem by grouping selected components in the layout (see Figure 1). Subsystems help you to create your own components based on…

Lesson 3: Optical Systems — WDM Design

This lesson describes how to simulate a WDM system with 8 channels. You will become familiar with the Component Library, parameter groups, and visualizers such as the BER Analyzer. Global parameters For this simulation we will use default parameters for the Bit rate, Bit sequence length, and Sample rate. Viewing the global parameters To view…

Lesson 4: Parameter Sweeps — BER x Input Power

This lesson describes how to combine the results from the BER/Eye Analyzer with the signal input power using parameter sweeps. You will become familiar with parameter sweeps, graph builder, results, graphs, and views. The first three procedures describe how to iterate the Power parameter for the CW Laser component. Opening the sample file Use the…