Server Platform for Evaluation of Photonic System Designs

Numerical Simulation of Photonic Systems

Supports design of new photonic systems including short-range, access, metro, long haul and submarine optical transmission systems as well as development of technology upgrade and component substitution strategies for existing optical networks. Numerical simulations are based on Matlab® and on photonic design automation tools by VPIphotonicsTM. The software runs on powerful GPU-supported simulation server clusters to shorten simulation times even for very complex and computationally demanding system designs.

Featured Simulation Types

Verification and optimization of link designs

  • Dispersion-managed and dispersion-uncompensated links
  • Terrestrial and submarine link design
  • EDFA, Raman amplification and hybrid amplification schemes
  • Mixed fiber type infrastructures
  • Upgrade scenarios for legacy link designs

Investigation and optimization of photonic systems technologies

  • Coding
  • Modulation
  • Performance monitoring
  • Impairment mitigation
  • Regeneration
  • Digital signal processing

Evaluation of novel component and subsystems designs in a systems context

  • New fiber types (e.g. single-mode, multi-mode, multi-core)
  • Electronic components (e.g. drive amplifiers, DAC, ADC, TIA)
  • Opto-electronic components (e.g. modulators, coherent frontends)
  • All-optical components (e.g. WSS, ROADM , SOA, HNLF)
  • VPItransmissionMakerTM and VPIcomponentMakerTM Version 9.0
  • Matlab
  • TESLA-GPU cluster
  • Simulation server cluster