JePPIX MPW Platforms

JePPIX offers platforms created from InP integrated photonics and the TriPleX platfrom, although not Silicon photonics. Each has there own distinctive advantage and a comparison table is offered below. Select the technology that suits your needs best. If you have an idea on what building blocks are required for your circuit, use the comparison table below to help you in your selection. JePPIX members receive independent advice to help in making the right selection. Contact us to discuss the possibilities and help you make your selection.

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TriPlex platform

The TriPleX platform offers low-loss straight waveguides, bends, S-bends, offsets, splitters, spot size converters, lateral tapers and thermo-optic phase shifters. For example, combinations of these building blocks allow the creation of microwave photonics ASPICs by combining Mach-Zehnders and micro ring resonators. The current platform has guaranteed losses below 0.5 dB/cm. Further technical information on Triplex MPW's is posted on the new Lionix International website

InP platform

JePPIX offers a low cost access to the production of InP based chips. InP offers amplification and laser sources which are monolithically integrated on chip. No need for complex assembly steps. Additionally InP offers efficient modulators and detectors as well as a broad range of passive waveguide structures and devices. The latest capability overview is shown below:

Component

Specification

HHI

Smart Photonics

Lasers and Amplifiers

 

 

 

SOA

Gain

92 cm-1@7000A/cm2

70 cm-1 @ 7000 A/cm2

 

Saturation Power

13dBm

13 dBm

DBR grating

Tuning range

4 nm

1 nm (uniform, not optimized)

DFB laser

Tuning range

4 nm

on request

 

Output power

10 mW @ 150 mA

10 mW @ 100 mA on request

 

Small signal Bandwidth

20 GHz @ 100 mA

DBR laser

Tuning range

4 nm

on request

 

Output power

20 mW @ 150 mA

10 mW @ 100 mA

Isolation section

 

yes

yes

 

 

 

 

Broad band reflectors

 

 

 

1x2 MMI reflector

Loss

*

2 dB

 

Reflectivity

 

40%

1x1 MMI reflector

Loss

*

2 dB

 

Reflectivity

 

70%

 

 

 

 

Polarization devices

 

 

 

Polarization splitter

Loss

2 dB

*

 

PER

25 dB

 

Polarization converter

Loss

1 dB

*

 

PER

20 dB

 

 

 

 

 

PIN photodiode

 

 

 

 

3 dB bandwidth

45 GHz

18 GHz (RF pin diode) / >25 GHz on request

 

Dark current

2 nA @ -2 dV

< 25 nA @ -2 V Bias (DC pin diode)

 

Sensitivity

0.8 A/W

0.85 A/W

 

 

 

 

Modulators

 

 

 

Thermo-optic phase modulator

Loss

2 dB/cm

*

 

I(PI) x L

20 mA x mm

 

Current injection phase modulator

Loss

2dB for 100-200 um

<0.5 dB for 2mm

 

I(PI) x L

20 mA x mm

t.b.d.

Electro-Optical phase modulator

Loss

coming end of 2019

<0.5 dB for 2mm

 

Bandwidth

 

15 GHz

 

U(PI) x L

 

Vpi = 5 V

Electro-Absorption modulator

EO Bandwidth

20 GHz

 

ER / length

10 dB / 100 µm

 

 

 

 

Spot size converter for edge coupling

 

 

 

 

 

Available. Loss waveguide to SSMF is 1.5 dB

lateral taper

Passive waveguides

 

 

 

Straight Waveguide

Loss

<2 dB/cm

2 dB/cm

Arc waveguide

Minimal radius

150 um;

100 um

Tapered waveguide

Loss

2 dB/cm

2 dB/cm

 

 

 

 

Couplers:

 

 

 

1x2 MMI coupler

Loss

0.5 dB

0.5 dB (typical) max 1 dB

1x2 MMI coupler

Loss

0.5 dB

0.5 dB (typical) max 1 dB

Directional coupler

Loss

0.5 dB

* Building blocks under development.