During 9th – 13th September 2013, the University of Cambridge, (Department of Engineering) will host a training workshop on recent developments in Generic Integration Technologies for Photonics, including hands-on training with platform dedicated design software tools. The workshop is a rare opportunity to learn about the state of the art in this emerging field, it is open to all and attendance is free of charge.
The FP7 project PARADIGM (Photonic Advanced Research and Development for Integrated Generic Manufacturing) is developing a radically new concept for fabrication of Indium-Phosphide based photonic integrated circuits (PICs). The idea is based on an approach well-known from the CMOS microelectronics, where complicated circuits, consisting of even billions of basic elements, are fabricated at low cost in a standard process. The generic platform technology being pioneered by PARADIGM will significantly reduce the fabrication cost of photonic chips as well as provide compact and energy-efficient devices. It will also provide low cost access to cutting edge technology for small and medium enterprises as they will be able to apply advanced photonic ICs in their devices and systems without the necessity of large investments in cleanroom facilities or technology development. The new approach will enable such companies to design and fabricate highly complex Application Specific Photonic Integrated Circuits (ASPICs) by using a set of basic standardized building blocks. The ASPICs have a broad range of applications in fields such as telecommunications, datacommunications, signal processing, sensors, medicine, metrology and others. Several Multi Project Wafers to demonstrate the capabilities of the developed platform have already been performed at Oclaro Technology Ltd. (United Kingdom), Heinrich Hertz Institute (Germany) and Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (licensed their process to SMART Photonics for commercial access, both in the Netherlands).
This workshop will present the current status of the PARADIGM project and introduce access to integrated photonics technologies by Multi Project Wafer runs. Experts from software companies, design houses and universities will take care of the training. Th software partners in the project, Filarete (Italy), PhoeniX Software (the Netherlands) and Photon Design (United Kingdom), will give hands-on training in using the developed design environment and the Design Kits for the Multi Project Wafer runs. Eindhoven University will demonstrate modelling examples of photonic components, Bright Photonics, a design house, will show design examples realized in the platform.
This is your chance to learn about photonic circuit design solutions PICwave and Aspic, and how to create photonic mask layouts with MaskEngineer and OptoDesigner.
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Lunches will be provided during the meeting.
|With the support from the European Union|