4th ePIXfab Silicon Photonics
8-12 June 2020, Ghent University (Belgium)
Here you learn to make
silicon photonics chips
What is covered in the course?
The Specialist Course on Silicon Photonics Design goes from ideation to chracterization of a working silicon photonics chip.
The course focusses on the process to translate a photonic circuit idea into a working chip, going from schematic design and circuit simulation to layout, routing and interactive design rule checking.
As part of the course, the participants get the opportunity to actually tape-out a design that will be fabricated with an e-beam prototyping service and characterized. Based on these results, the design can be improved and submitted to a wafer-scale multi-project-wafer run of which the participants will receive the final chips.
Who can benefit from it?
The hands-on course is designed for researchers and engineers with a fundamental understanding of photonic integrated circuits.
Key features of the course
Content of the course
|Introduction to the course|
|Design flow of silicon PICs|
|Circuit design and simulation (frequency and time domain)|
|Construction and simulating circuits|
|Introduction to Australian silicon photonics|
|Introducing the tape-outs and PDKs|
|Silicon photonics ecosystem|
|PCells, parametric and custom layout|
|Simulation models for components|
|Lean techniques in fabless environment and playing the “fab game”|
|Optical wavelength filters|
|Component design and electromagnetic simulation|
|Component designs, simulation and optimizations|
|CMOS process technology for photonics|
|Design rule checking|
|Project work and exercises|
|Design for manufacturability|
|Variablity and parasitics|
|Analysis of measurement data|
|Tape-out process and design verification|
|Data analysis and parameter extraction|
Detailed program will be provided in March 2020