PIC Optimization and Sensitivity Analysis


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Discover how to combine powerful software packages to automate combined circuit level and full wave photonic integrated circuit (PIC) simulation.

The use of highly-integrated photonic circuits (PICs) is on the rise, and this trend is expected to accelerate in the future.


The design of these complex circuits involves multiple steps, starting at the component level and continuing up to the circuit level. Due to this hierarchical structure, small variations at the component level resulting from fabrication tolerances can have a significant influence on the overall circuit performance.
This eSeminar focuses on two software packages, which combine advanced simulation of passive photonic, active optoelectronic and hybrid photonic integrated circuits and systems with highly accurate full-wave 3D photonic and multiphysics simulation.


With this eSeminar, learn how to:

  • Use VPIphotonics Design Suite™ and CST Studio Suite® together to automate combined circuit level and full wave simulation during PIC design
  • Study the effect of small variations in the components on the overall circuit, meaning that the engineer can increase yield and reliability by making the circuit resilient to such effects

About the presenter

About the presenter

PIC Optimization and Sensitivity Analysis > Frank Scharf > Dassault Systèmes®
Frank Scharf
PIC Optimization and Sensitivity Analysis > Eugene Sokolov > Dassault Systèmes®
Eugene Sokolov

Frank Scharf is a SIMULIA Technical Sales Director with a focus on optical applications. Scharf obtained his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum, Germany. During his graduate studies, he focused on modeling and simulating the plasma sheath in high intensity discharge lamps. Scharf joined CST Germany in 2008 and transferred to CST of America in 2009.


Eugene Sokolov is a Senior Application Engineer at VPIphotonics. He has over eight years’ experience in the development of market leading PDA products, particularly in the modeling of modern and next generation photonic integrated circuits (PICs), photonic and optoelectronic devices. Sokolov received his MSc. Degree in Physics from Belarusian State University and he is doing his PhD in modeling polarization effects in VCSELs.