Photonics Research Group Home
Ghent University Journals/Proceedings
About People Research Publications Education Services


Publication detail

Authors: W. Bogaerts, P. Dumon
Title: Merging Silicon Photonics and Electronics: A design challenge
Format: International Conference Poster
Publication date: 6/2013
Journal/Conference/Book: Design Automation Conference
Location: Austin, TX, United States
Citations: Look up on Google Scholar


Silicon Photonics is rapidly gaining maturity in high-bandwidth optical communication, with applications in datacom, access networks and I/O for bandwidth-intensive electronics, through co-integration of photonics and electronics into the same chip or multi-chip module. However, the combination introduces a new set of problems on the design side: Codesign/cosimulation of complex photonic and electronic circuits, tolerance to process and operational variability, and verification algorithms that can handle photonic circuits. We will discuss these challenges and give an outlook on how design tools need to evolve to address the needs of photonic/electronic IC designers.

Related Research Topics

Related Projects

Back to publication list