Chatoyant: A computer-aideddesign tool for free-space optoelectronic systems

Steven P. Levitan, Timothy P. Kurzweg, Philippe J. Marchand, Mark A. Rempel, Donald M. Chiarulli, Jose A. Martinez, John M. Bridgen, Chi Fan, Frederick B. McCormick

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Chatoyant is a tool for the simulation and the analysis of heterogeneous free-space optoelectronic architectures. It is capable of modeling digital and analog electronic and optical signal propagation with mechanical tolerancing at the system level. We present models for a variety of optoelectronic devices and results that demonstrate the system’s ability to predict the effects of various component parameters, such as detector geometry, and system parameters, such as alignment tolerances, on system-performance measures, such as the bit-error rate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6078-6092
Number of pages15
JournalApplied optics
Issue number26
StatePublished - Sep 10 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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