Technical specifications
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Basic building blocks are the simplest structures which are created within the platform.
Basic Building BlockParameterIndicative values*
nano
Slot waveguideMinimum slot width100 nm
GratingMinimum linewidth100 nm
actives
SOANet modal gain (TE)
Gain bandwidth
110 cm-1 @ 4 kA/cm2
40 nm
PIN photodiodeResponsivity> 0.5 A/W
passives
WaveguidePropagation lossTypical 2-6 dB/cm
BendBend loss0.03 dB/90° at 5 μm radius
MMI coupler (1x2)Insertion loss0.6 dB
Thermo-optic phase shifterLength for 2π phase shift200 μm

Devices are created from combinations of building blocks, also known as intellectucal property (IP) blocks. Commonly produced devices and elements are included in the table below with specifications that have now been reproducibly achieved. Careful design will allow for higher performance.

Pre-defined IP blocksParameterIndicative values*
nano
Photonic crystal reflectorReflectivity
Optical 1dB bandwidth
90 - 95 %
60 nm
Optical antennaBeam width (FWHM)
Length
0.05° x 7.4°
2 mm
Ring resonatorQ factor
Tunability
20,000
Thermo-optic
Linear grating couplerInsertion loss
Optical 3dB bandwidth
5.5 dB to SMF (TE)
40 nm
Focusing grating couplerInsertion loss4.5 dB to SMF (TE & TM)
actives
DFB laserThreshold current
Output power
50 mA
1 mW
passives
Corner mirror bendEffective radius
Bend loss
1.0 μm
<0.15 dB/90°
AWG MUXInsertion loss
Crosstalk
Tunability
6 dB
10 dB
Thermo-optic
PCG MUXInsertion loss
Crosstalk
Tunability
4 dB
25 dB
Thermo-optic
Packaging is not provided at this time, but the PIXAPP layouts for surface grating couplers and electrical wire bonding are supported and provided with the process design kit.