PDK APSUNY (Full Silicon Photonics)

The silicon photonics process design kit contains the building blocks for circuit simulation and layout generation, mask layers, and design rules as developed by Analog Photonics for the Multi Project Wafer runs offered by AIM Photonics at the SUNYPoly facilities

This PDK is a plug-in library for OptoDesigner and OptSim Circuit and supports the Multi Project Wafer runs provided by AIM Photonics. The PDK is developed by Analog Photonics. Furthermore, it is supporting the interface between OptSim Circuit and OptoDesigner. In addition to the photonic elements from the standard generic design library, the PDK contains technology-specific information like mask layer names, design rules, validated building blocks, s-matrix compact models, die templates for layout generation, and GDS file settings.

PDK contents for Full Silicon Photonics SUNYPoly platform version 4.5.0a

  1. Technology set-up files
  2. Material and cross-sectional information for simulations (like mode analysis including sweep on e.g. line width or silicon layer thickness variations)
  3. Die templates for layout generation with chipframes ranging from 25mm2 and 100 mm2
  4. Set of Passive Building Blocks
    • Optical I/O: Si/SiN Vertical and Edge Couplers
    • Si/SiN 3dB 4-port couplers
    • Si/SiN Y-junctions
    • Si/SiN Directional Couplers
    • Si to SiN transition elements
    • Crossings (Si only)
  5. Set of Functional Building Blocks
    • Ge Photodetectors (digital & analog)
    • MZI-modulators (digital & analog)
    • Thermo-Optic Phase Shifter, Modulator and Switch
    • Terminators
    • Tunable Filter
    • Microdisk Modulator and Switch
  6. Design Rules
  7. GDSII mask file generation

AIM Photonics MPW Runs

The AIM Photonics Institute is offering affordable access to fabrication runs in Multi Project Wafer runs. The schedule and details can be found at www.aimphotonics.com.