PDK VTT (Silicon photonics)

This silicon photonics design kit contains the building blocks for the Multi Project Wafer runs offered by VTT

This PDK is a licensed plug-in library for OptoDesigner and supports the Multi Project Wafer runs provided by VTT (Finland) in their thick (3  μm) SOI process. In addition to the photonic elements from the standard library of OptoDesigner, the PDK contains technology-specific information like mask layer names, design rules, validated building blocks, die sizes, and GDS file settings.

PDK contents

  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 (5x10mm, 20x20mm, AR coating)
  4. Set of building blocks:
    • rib and strip waveguides
    • rib-strip waveguide converter
    • heaters and pads
    • Euler bends
    • 90 deg. rib waveguide mirror
    • vertical taper
    • strip waveguide 2x2 MMI
    • back reflecting mirror
  5. Design Rules
  6. GDS generation

Multi Project Wafer Runs

VTT offers Multi Project Wafer services, visit the VTT website for more information, or send an e-mail to silicon.photonics@vtt.fi.