Authors: J.J. Morikuni, P.V. Mena, A.V. Harton, K.W. Wyatt
Affilation: Motorola, United States
Pages: 17 - 22
Keywords: simulation, modeling, optoelectronic devices, circuits, systems
Holographic optical elements fabricated from DuPont's OMNIDEXô photopolymer have been demonstrated in a variety of product prototypes in which optical interconnect and semiconductor optoelectronic devices are integrated. With the emergence of Fibre Channel, Gigabit Ethernet, and Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) applications, the simulation and modeling of passive and active elements is required for effective component, device, and system design. This capability is even more crucial for a surprising class of 'low frequency' portable wireless and consumer products, as well as for 'gigabit' digital microprocessors. For all of these applications, optical, electrical, and mechanical subsystems must be concurrently addressed. During this talk, both the applications and the simulation and modeling issues central to practical product development are presented and reviewed. For space constraints, however, this paper will emphasize modeling and simulation of the laser diode due the critical role that it plays in optical product design.