Advances in integrated circuit technology and fabrication have made it possible to leverage traditional CMOS fabrication processes and materials and apply them to the design of Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs). The combination of PICs with traditional electronic integrated circuits, called integrated photonics, is the ability to move, modulate, and detect light on a single IC. While there is a very established CMOS IC design flow with mature EDA tools, we are only now seeing the same efficiencies, reliability, and scale emerge for photonics design. Even for relatively simple designs, photonics presents physical and analytical challenges that require unique, dedicated methods that traditional electronic IC design does not employ.
In this whitepaper, learn how SiDx Inc., a medical device company, used L-Edit Photonics to address PIC challenges, and complete their integrated photonic IC.