The RSoft Photonic Device Tools are integrated with Synopsys Sentaurus TCAD products to provide streamlined, multi-disciplinary simulations of complex optoelectronic devices. It is a bi-directional interface that uses native file formats for efficient, robust analysis – with no messy file format conversions.
Sentaurus TCAD geometry can be imported into RSoft photonic design tools such as FullWAVE for finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) analysis, BeamPROP for rapid analysis of silicon photonics devices and DiffractMOD for diffractive optical structure analysis.
In addition, RSoft photonic design tools are integrated into the Sentaurus Workbench for easy inclusion in a Sentaurus TCAD workflow. This allows designers to simulate silicon modulators, for example, by passing complex index profiles from Sentaurus Device to BeamPROP for optical simulation, or to simulate waveguide photodetectors by passing absorption profiles from FullWAVE or BeamPROP to Sentaurus Device for electronic simulation.