Photonic Simulation and Design Space

  • Keren BergmanEmail author
  • Luca P. Carloni
  • Aleksandr Biberman
  • Johnnie Chan
  • Gilbert Hendry
Part of the Integrated Circuits and Systems book series (ICIR, volume 68)


As discussed in the previous chapter, the progress in silicon photonics research has enabled the physical demonstration of all the devices that are necessary to build extremely high-bandwidth density and energy-efficient links for on-chip and off-chip communications. Photonic network design, however, requires a major paradigm shift from traditional network design due to the fundamental differences in how electronics and photonics operate. Consequently, new modeling and analysis methods must be employed to realize a chip-scale photonic interconnection network. This chapter describes a methodology and a supporting computer-aided design (CAD) environment to model the basic photonic devices, to combine them to realize photonic network architectures, and to analyze the physical-layer and system-level performance properties of these networks.


Power Dissipation Insertion Loss Ring Resonator Photonic Device Wavelength Channel 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Keren Bergman
    • 1
    Email author
  • Luca P. Carloni
    • 1
  • Aleksandr Biberman
    • 1
  • Johnnie Chan
    • 1
  • Gilbert Hendry
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electrical EngineeringColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA

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