The multi project wafer (MPW) approach consists on the fabrication of the PIC in a batch or fabrication run where the wafer surface can sharing costs with other costumers and hence, cover the expenses of only the specific area of the chip. A Process Design Kit (PDK) is available for the Synopsis/PhoeniX Software platform, containing all the technology related information automatized for the design, simulation and layout of the user components, and the guidelines to submit contributions to the platform. All the processes are briefed in the design manual available through DKLA with VLC Photonics. The developed blocks produced with the technology are: Low-loss shallow waveguides with 0.3 dB/cm, deep waveguides for sharp bending with < 50 microns radius, 1×2 and 2×2 MMI couplers with arbitrary splitting rations, tuneable Mach-Zehnder and Sagnac interferometers Arrayed Waveguide Gratings with custom channel count and wavelength spacing/FSR, Echelles Gratings, ring resonators with Q-factors up to 1M, and more. Whereas the dedicated process approach, strategy is highly recommended to customers with access to licenses and design software by means of their own experts, such as research institutes and universities or for industrialization process companies. Within the fabrication of a large amount of wafers by our technology results more cost effective. For sensing applications, we present two examples. The bimodal waveguides that shows a very high sensitivity and low limit of detection, improving the Mach Zehnder performances, these structures are now for the development of a Covid-19 rapid detection device. Furthermore, a Nanoscopy based on total internal reflection fluorescence structures (TIRF), performed by the Silicon Nitride technology developed in our platform is also shown. Finally, we present some examples of the devices designed, fabricated, and tested in our platform. In addition, by now, we are implementing more components of the PDKs for the integrated reconfigurable circuits for quantum applications such as Quantum Computing, Neuromorphics, Sensing or Telecommunications.
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