Crash Course on Silicon Nitride Integrated Photonics


14 November 2019 (Novotel Hotel Brussels Airport, Belgium)

Scope of the course

ePIXfab in collaboration with PIX4life is organizing a one-day crash course on Silicon Nitride Integrated Photonics. The crash course will take place on 14th November at Novotel hotel near Brussels Airport.

Basics concepts of Silicon Nitride (SiN) integrated photonics

Potential of SiN PICs in existing and emerging markets

Supply chain: design, manufacturing & packaging

Examples and use cases form different markets

Scope & target Audience

  • Higher level executives with an interest to understand the potential of SiN integrated photonics

  • Product development engineers

  • Researchers


Time Topic
09:00 – 10:00 Tutorial 1: Introduction to Silicon Nitride PICs + Introduction of the experts
Coffee Break + Demos
Session 1: Topical Presentations and Discussion
10:15 – 10:45 PECVD vs LPCVD silicon nitride and different wavelength ranges
10:45 – 11:15 Different waveguide types and associated fiber-chip coupling methods
11:15 – 11:45 Integration with other PIC platforms
11:45 – 12:15 Integration of light sources
Lunch Break
Session 2: Topical Presentations and Discussion
13:15 – 13:45 Nonlinear optics with SiN PICs                                                                 .
13:45 – 14:15 Key missing functionalities and solutions
14:15 – 14:45 Applications of SiN PICs
Coffee Break
15:15 – 16:00 Tutorial 2: Overview of the current state-of-the-art
16:00 – 17:00 Short presentations by providers of technology and design services

Invited Experts

The crash course will involve the experts from the prominent European Silicon Nitride PIC technology and design service providers.

Roel Baets
Roel BaetsGhent University - imec, Belgium
Jeremy Witzens
Jeremy WitzensRWTH Aachen University, Germany
Michael Geiselmann
Michael GeiselmannLIGENTEC SA, Switzerland
Anna Lena Giesecke
Anna Lena GieseckeAMO GmbH, Germany
Carlos Domínguez Horna
Carlos Domínguez HornaCNM - IMB, Spain
Douwe Geuzebroek
Douwe Geuzebroek LioniX International, the Nederlands
Adil Masood
Adil Masoodimec, Belgium
Louis-Olivier Sarrazin
Louis-Olivier SarrazinVLC Photonics, Spain

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