1. SiEPIC: Mach-Zehnder interferometer with Y-branches


This tutorial requires the IPKISS PDK for SiEPIC, which is downloaded together with the Luceda Academy samples.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to implement a Mach-Zehnder interferometer using Y-branches. To build the circuit, we will use available components from the IPKISS PDK for SiEPIC.

By the end of this tutorial, you will be able to

  • design and simulate a simple circuit using the IPKISS PDK for SiEPIC,
  • simulate the Y-branch component,
  • add fiber grating couplers as the input and output devices to the circuit, and
  • simulate the final circuit.
Mach-Zehnder interferometer