Lumerical And Luceda Photonics Announce New Integration
Lumerical, a developer of photonic design and simulation tools and Luceda Photonics, developer of IPKISS, a reference platform for Integrated Photonic design and photonic PDKs have announced the immediate availability of a new photonic flow that integrates Lumerical's FDTD Solutions photonic simulator and Luceda's IPKISS. These products, familiar to photonic component designers, create a complete flow linking Lumerical and Luceda's powerful PIC design frameworks, providing designers with the choice to use their favored tools at each stage in their design flow.
Responding to multiple customer requests, Luceda Photonics and Lumerical are committed to integrated photonics designers and developed a link between IPKISS and Lumerical FDTD solutions. The link enables component designers to combine IPKISS PCells with simulation recipes to ensure that components are simulated in Lumerical FDTD Solutions using validated methods on 3D structures that match the fabricated device. Both IPKISS PCells and the simulation recipes are written in Python enabling designer control of the PCell and the associated simulation methodology. The designer can ensure consistency between layout, fabrication process and the generated simulation results that can be further used in the IPKISS and Lumerical design solutions.
Prof. Wim Bogaerts said “At Ghent University we have been interfacing IPKISS and Lumerical for several years now and we are enthusiastically using it for both research and teaching. We are very happy to learn that there will be an official link between IPKISS and Lumerical, and we're looking forward to enjoy the benefits of this collaboration”.
Erwin De Baetselier, Luceda CEO said “We are really excited about our new collaboration with Lumerical. We are particularly thrilled about using Lumerical's Python API. IPKISS fully embraces the Python ecosystem and through this new link Lumerical and Luceda Photonics provide the first complete design platform that is completely scriptable from Python.”
James Pond, Lumerical Founder & CTO remarked, “Integration with Luceda is a consistent request from many photonic component design customers. This integration with Luceda, a leader in Python-based mask layout of photonic designs, expands the ecosystem for designers using familiar tools, and further demonstrates our commitment to the Python community.”