In this paper, an optical signal infrastructure using a novel simulation framework is presented for self-consistent optoelectronic circuits and systems. This framework uses a formulation based on modified nodal analysis and can be used for transient and small-signal analysis. A flexible representation of optical signals and elements is developed that is appropriate for circuits/systems which incorporate both electrical and optical devices. With the correct choice of optical state variables it is found that optical interference, reflection and coupling can be modeled efficiently. Optical models for multi-mode fibers, optical connectors and cross-couplers are presented as examples of model development within the framework. To illustrate the use of the framework, results from a number of optoelectronic circuits are presented. These examples include optical links involving lasers, multi-mode fibers, optical connectors and photodiodes. Results from these examples highlight the ability of the framework to hand le a wide variety of optical effects and to simulate mixed electrical/optical circuits.

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Keywords Optical communication, Optical interconnects, System design
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.818531
Conference Enabling Photonics Technologies for Defense, Security, and Aerospace Applications V
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Gunupudi, P, Smy, T, Klein, J. (Jackson), & Jakubczyk, J. (Jan). (2009). Optical signal infrastucture in a SPICE-based optoelectronic simulation framework. Presented at the Enabling Photonics Technologies for Defense, Security, and Aerospace Applications V. doi:10.1117/12.818531