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Silicon Photonics Design

MICRO-629

Lecturer(s) :

Invited lecturers (see below)
Quack Niels

Language:

English

Frequency

Only this year

Remarque

This year only. From: 18.07.2019 to: 19.07.2019

Summary

In this two-day short course we will dive into the design of silicon photonic circuits. We will take a hands-on approach toward photonic circuit design. Using a web browser environment using Jupyter notebooks, we will learn the basic design principles, construct and simulate photonic circuits.

Content


In this two-day short course we will dive into the design of silicon photonic circuits. Silicon photonics is the first technology that allows the integration of thousands of optical building blocks on the surface of a chip. This makes it necessary to start thinking of photonics in the form of circuits, rather than individual building blocks. Like in electronics, circuits combine simple blocks to achieve functionality and complexity. In this course, we will take a hands-on approach toward photonic circuit design. Using a web browser environment using Jupyter notebooks, we will learn the basic design principles, construct simulate photonic circuits and wavelength filters, use parametric design to break down the complexity onto manageable parts, and simulate how our circuit should work after fabrication, even in the presence of imperfections.
Day 1
  - Introduction: silicon photonics + design flow
  - Building the first circuits
  - Silicon waveguides, directional couplers
  - parametric design, PCells, custom layouts

 

Day 2
  - Wavelength Filters: lattice filters, AWGs , echelle gratings
  - Variability in Photonic Circuits.

Note

The course will be given with Prof. Wim Bogaerts from Ghent University.

Keywords

Silicon Photonics, Design, Integrated Photonics, Photonic Integrated Circuits, PIC, Waveguides, Resonators, Filters, Transceivers, Gratings

Learning Prerequisites

Important concepts to start the course

- Good understanding of Optics required
- Good understanding of Microfabrication Processes recommended

Resources

Bibliography

Silicon Photonics Technology Platform: http://www.europractice-ic.com/SiPhotonics_technology_imec_ISIPP50G.php

In the programs

    • Semester
    • Exam form
       Written
    • Credits
      1
    • Subject examined
      Silicon Photonics Design
    • Number of places
      20
    • Lecture
      7 Hour(s)
    • Practical work
      7 Hour(s)

Reference week

 
      Lecture
      Exercise, TP
      Project, other

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