Alejandro Freixes
Apr 16, 2012

Ghent University and imec launch open source software for parametric design of integrated photonics

Ghent University and imec announce the launch of IPKISS as an open source software platform. IPKISS is a generic and modular software framework for parametric design of photonic integrated components and circuits. The software platform is made available by means of a GPLv2-licensed code base (free of charge), a custom developer license and a custom commercial license. With this launch, Ghent University and imec provide the integrated photonics design community access to a powerful and flexible software platform. Its main use is currently the design of photonic components and complex photonic integrated circuits. In IPKISS, a designer can quickly define photonic components, directly simulate them in electromagnetic solvers and integrate them in a circuit on a photomask for fabrication. For this, IPKISS integrates easily with popular third-party simulators.