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Authors: M. Fiers, E. Lambert, S. Pathak, P. Dumon, B. Maes, P. Bienstman, W. Bogaerts
Title: Improving the design cycle for nanophotonic components
Format: International Journal
Publication date: 9/2013
Journal/Conference/Book: Journal of Computational Science
Editor/Publisher: Elsevier, 
Volume(Issue): 4(5) p.313-324
DOI: 10.1016/j.jocs.2013.05.008
Citations: 16 (Web of Knowledge / Dimensions.ai - last update: 27/9/2020)
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Abstract

We propose a software framework that greatly simplifies the design of nano-photonic components. While we illustrate the application in photonics, its benefits are applicable to other domains. In this approach, all steps in the workflow are based on a single high-level definition of the component, in a Python script.
This is less error prone because there is only one high-level description, and the reproducibility is greatly improved.
Furthermore it enables easy closed-loop modeling of components and circuits. Also, previous work can easily be built upon because lower level blocks can easily be replaced by new blocks.
Such a framework can be used as a platform spanning multiple research groups to evaluate results.

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