The silicon nitride process design kit contains the mask layers, building blocks, material properties, and design rules for the CNM-VLC platform of 300 nm thickness. Tested building blocks for wavelength operation of 1550 nm is available like edge couplers, MMIs 2x2, heaters, strip/deep to rib/shallow transitions, Mach-Zehnders, AWG, Echelle gratings, etc. Also, there is a vast parametric building blocks to use in the platform that the designer can use according their simulations and requirements as: Mach-Zehnder interferometers, grating couplers, MMIs, ring resonators, etc.
CNM-VLC process offers experience in fabrication silicon nitride for photonics applications (since 90s), cost-effective platform and very versatile to fit the requirements. CNM-VLC process offers experience in fabrication silicon nitride for photonics applications (since 90s), cost-effective platform and very versatile to fit the requirements for your application. They have experience to include different materials in the process and they have vast knowledge to develop a custom process for your application with a fit price.
This PDK is a plug-in library for OptoDesigner. In addition to the photonic elements from the standard OptoDesigner library, the PDK contains technology specific information like mask layer names, design rules, validated building blocks developed by VLC Photonics and settings to generate GDS file of the design.