Tools Used: RSoft Products and Sentaurus TCAD
Silicon-based optical technologies are emerging as a promising candidate for high-speed devices that can offer significantly higher bandwidth with lower power consumption than conventional microelectronics. The SOI-based modulator is an essential building block for enabling future on-chip photonic networks.
- SOI modulators are complicated devices, and for accurate simulation the relevant electronic, process, and optical physics must all be included.
- Existing commercial simulation tools can be utilized for certain parts of the problem, but no one single tool offers an optimal simulation that incorporates all aspects of SOI modulator design.