JePPIX Training 2018

Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Eindhoven, the Netherlands

October 29 – November 9, 2018

The course covers the theory and practice of integrated photonic component and circuit design using the powerful JePPIX building blocks. Hands on training with lab tools and design tools are complemented with clean room tours to develop insights into design rules. The course is expected to be relevant to engineers and scientists who have an awareness of photonics and the underlying principles, and who wish to extend this knowledge to create the first photonic integrated circuits on open access foundries. Learning outcomes are expected to include the ability to identify and specify building blocks, connect building blocks and lay out for the creation of functional photonic integrated circuits.

Course Summary

In the first week, trainees will develop insights into mode analysis to better understand the design space for waveguide based integrated optics, how best to construct interferometers and filters. Active building blocks including semiconductor optical amplifiers, modulators and detectors will be introduced in terms of physical principles and practical implementation as components and circuit elements. Methods for laying out circuits will be developed. Hybrid and monolithic integration schemes will be described. 

In the second week, the emphasis turns to practical skills, with the opportunity to trial commercial CAD tools, process design kits (PDKs) and develop insights with expert designers and leading academic instructors. Representatives from the foundries will also be available to talk through the latest platform capabilities. Visits to clean room facilities and measurements laboratories are included to provide insights into the role of fabrication tolerances and testing methods on design methods. Packaging will also be reviewed to ensure package, test and manufacture aware design.

The course is expected to be relevant to engineers and scientists who have an awareness of photonics and the underlying principles, and who wish to extend this knowledge to create the first photonic integrated circuits on open access foundries. The course will provide both the underlying knowhow to enable an understanding of the design space, as well as the practical skills to implement designs. Participants with specific circuit specifications in mind may also benefit by being able to think through their designs with on-site experts.

Learning outcomes are expected to include the ability to identify and specify building blocks, connect building blocks and lay out for the creation of functional photonic integrated circuits. Participants will use a range of simulation and design tools suited for active and passive components and circuits, and be able to use foundry specific process design kits to predict circuit performance and create the file sets required for an MPW (multi-project wafer) run.

 

Agenda

WEEK 1

Monday 10/29

9:00 - 10:00: Welcome and Introduction - Kevin Williams

10:15 - 11:15: Wave Equation Modes - Xaveer Leijtens

11:30 - 12:30: Normalization BV Diagram - Xaveer Leijtens

12:30 - 13:30: Lunch

13:30 - 14:30: Three Multi-layer Wavegiudes - Xaveer Leijtens

14:45 - 15:45: Curved Waveguides - Xaveer Leijtens

16:00 - 17:00: Junction and Couplers - Xaveer Leijtens

Tuesday 10/30

9:00 - 10:00: MMI Couplers - Xaveer Leijtens

10:15 - 11:15: Arrayed Waveguide Gratings - Xaveer Leijtens

11:30 - 12:30: Hands-on Mode Analysis - Xaveer Leijtens

12:30 - 13:30: Lunch

13:30 - 14:30: Hands-on Mode Analysis - Xaveer Leijtens

14:45 - 15:45: Principles of Mode Solving - Victor Calzadilla

16:00 - 17:00: Propagation BPM, FDTD - Victor Calzadilla

Wednesday 10/31

9:00 - 11:15: Active Components: SOA Lasers - Erwin Bente

11:30 - 12:30: Lasers in InP Technology - Erwin Bente

12:30 - 13:30: Lunch

13:30 - 15:45: RF Components: MZI, EAM Detectors - Weiming Yao

16:00 - 17:00: JePPIX Ecosystem: Aura Higuera

Thursday 11/01

9:00 - 10:00: What is a Mask? GDS, cell, PDK, DRC - Weiming Yao

10:15 - 11:15: Overview of Software Tools - Aura Higuera

11:30 - 12:30: Hybrid Integration - Kevin Williams

12:30 - 13:30: Lunch

13:30 - 17:00: Processing Introduction, Lithography, Epitaxy, COBRA Flow - Yuqing Jiao

Friday 11/02

9:00 - 10:00: Why InP Examples - Meint Smit

10:15 - 11:15: Speed Workshop on Rate Equations Solver - Erwin Bente

11:30 - 12:30: Standardization and Packaging - Sylwester Latkowski

12:30 - 13:30: Lunch

13:30 - 14:30: Characterization of Optical Chips - Weiming Yao

14:45 - 15:45: Process Tolerances and Device Design - Victor Calzadilla

WEEK 2

Monday 11/05

9:00 - 10:00: From System Specs to PIC Design - Inigo Artundo

10:15 - 11:15: Passive Circuit Simulation (ASPIC) - Andrea Malloni

11:30 - 12:30: OptoDesigner (Synopsys) - Luis Orbe

12:30 - 13:30: Lunch

13:30 - 14:30: Smart Photonics - Rui Santos

14:45 - 15:45: LioniX - Arne Liense

16:00 - 17:00: Fraunhofer HHI - Moritz Baier

Tuesday 11/06

9:00 - 12:30: Cleanroom Processing/Lab Demo - Huub Ambrosius

12:30 - 13:30: Lunch

13:30 - 17:00: Cleanroom Processing/Lab Demo - Huub Ambrosius

Wednesday 11/07

9:00 - 10:00: Active Circuit Design (Photon Design) - Dominic Gallagher

10:15 - 11:15: Nazca - Ronald Broeke

11:30 - 12:30: System Level Simulation (VIP Photonics) - Adrezej Polatynski

12:30 - 13:30: Lunch

13:30 - 16:30: Design with Experts

Thursday 11/08

9:00 - 9:30: Survey  

10:15 - 12:30: Design with Experts

12:30 - 13:30: Lunch

13:30 - 16:30: Design with Experts

Friday 11/09

9:00 - 12:00: Design with Experts

Registration Information

The standard registration fee for the course is 2500 EUR*.
The academic discount and Early bird (for registrations before the 3oth of September) can be applied. 

* The fee covers access to the full 10-day course, lunches and refreshments during the course.