This InP photonics Design Kit contains the building blocks for the Multi Project Wafer runs offered by Fraunhofer HHI (Heinrich Hertz Institute)

The Process Design Kit (PDK) for InP photonics is a licensed plug-in library for OptoDesigner. This design kit supports the MPW runs provided by Fraunhofer HHI via the technology broker JePPIX or in direct commercial collaboration with HHI. The design kit contains the standard OptoDesigner library, as well as HHI-specific information like mask layer names, design rules, and GDS settings.


  • Technology set-up files
  • All relevant cross-sectional information including the materials involved. Possibilities for mode-solving as well as beam-propagation simulations
  • Die templates
  • Building blocks (C-band)
    • 40GHz detectors and balanced detectors
    • Three different waveguide geometries (shallow, medium, and deep etch)
    • Waveguide transitions, crossings, arcs
    • Y-coupler
    • MMIs
    • AWGs
    • Spot-size converters for efficient SSMF-coupling
    • TO phase-sections
    • DC and RF metal tracks, including waveguide-crossings
    • Polarization rotators and splitters
  • Design Rules
  • GDS generation

Multi Project Wafer Runs

JePPIX offers access to Fraunhofer HHI’s Multi Project Wafer runs, a schedule can be found on the JePPIX website.

JePPIX also offers access to packaging services from Cordon Electronics (previously Linkra).