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    Python in Nanophotonics Research

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    Closed-loop modeling of silicon nanophotonics from design to fabrication and back again

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    We present a method for component-centric modeling of silicon nanophotonics, where a closed optimization loop allows to take the effects of the fabrication process into account during the design of nanophotonic components. This enables black-box component descriptions with functional parameters. Underlying mask layouts of the components can then automatically be optimized for their actual performance, and not just for their geometric layout. To simulate the effect of fabrication, we developed a projection lithography simulator which was included inside the optimization loop. This method was applied to the design of a 1-dimensional distributed Bragg mirror

    Building technology platforms and foundries for photonic integrated circuits in Europe - art. no. 69961D

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    Progress and take-up Of photonic integration is hampered by a too large variety in devices and technologies. Generic integration platforms, which support a broad range of applications and call be made accessible through foundries, can deliver the cost reduction needed for a broader take-LIP. Silicon is ideally Suited as Such a generic integration platform and can support large-scale photonic integrated Circuits. The eP1Xnet Silicon Photonics platform was Set LIP to offer access to high-end silicon facilities for research and prototyping and to help establish photonic foundry processes oil the longer term, bridging the gap between research and the market