This glossary explains the terminology used throughout Luceda’s software and documentation and in the field of photonic design automation. Several domains (photonics, design automation, software, …) are brought together when making photonic IC designs. Each field has its own nomenclature and the meaning of terms even within one of the domains can at times be confusing. In this glossary we give the explanation for the term as it is used by Luceda and in Luceda’s software. Where necessary, we relate the term to synonyms, near-synonyms or terms used in 3rd party software.

The glossary is broken down per domain: