Ansys Lumerical INTERCONNECT — Intro

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In this course, you will learn about the importance of circuit solvers in photonic integrated circuit (PIC) design and about the use of Ansys Lumerical INTERCONNECT in photonic circuit simulation.

By the end of this section, you will be able to:

• Describe the role of circuit solvers in the industry
• Describe the basic capabilities of INTERCONNECT
• List some application areas of INTERCONNECT

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This course covers the basic workflow for Ansys Lumerical INTERCONNECT simulations. You will go through a hands-on, step-by-step example showing how to set up, run and analyze results for a double bus ring resonator. By the end of this course, you will be able to:
• Explain the basic workflow for INTERCONNECT simulations
• Identify schematic editor features
• Set up basic frequency domain INTERCONNECT simulations with optical components
• Plot results from Visualizer
• Extract results to script

This course covers how and when to perform frequency-domain simulations in Ansys Lumerical INTERCONNECT. It also provides background information on the scattering analysis algorithm used by the solver. By the end of this course, you will be able to:
• List examples of when the frequency domain solver can be used
• Explain the basic principle of how scattering matrices can be used to solve for the frequency domain transmission
• Set up frequency-domain simulations with both optical and electrical components

This course is an introduction to time-domain simulations with Ansys Lumerical INTERCONNECT. It describes when to use each of the two signal processing approaches: ample Mode and Block Mode. It provides basic information on the processing algorithms and covers how to set up simulations. By the end of this course, you should be able to:
• Describe the basic principles of time-domain simulations
• Describe when to use the Sample Mode signal processing and the basics of how it works
• Describe when to use the Block Mode signal processing and the basics of how it works
• Describe workflow for setting up time-domain simulations
• Set up time-domain simulations with sample mode processing
• Set up time-domain simulations with block mode processing