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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.

  Performance 
Building Block

InPSiPSiN
Passive components•••••••
Polarisation components••••
Lasers•••HH
Phase modulators•••••
Electro - absortion modulators•••••
Switches••
Optical amplifiers•••HH
Detectors•••••H
Performance 
•••Very good
••Good
Modest
Fabrication Technology
HHybrid/Heterogeneous

If additional expert advice is required to compare different foundry processes and their adequacy to the target application, this can be provided by professional design houses.

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:

CategoryComponentSpecificationFraunhofer HHISMART Photonics
Lasers and AmplifiersSOAGain92 cm-1@7000A/cm270 cm-1 @ 7000 A/cm2
Saturation Power13dBm13dBm
DBR gratingTuning range4 nm1 nm (uniform, not optimized)
DFB laserTuning range4 nmOn request
Output power10 mW @ 150 mA10 mW @ 100 mA on request
Small signal Bandwidth20 GHz @ 100 mA
DBR laserTuning range4 nmOn request
Output power20 mW @ 150 mA10 mW @ 100 mA
Isolation sectionYesYes
Broad band reflectors1x2 MMI reflectorLoss*2 dB
Reflectivity40%
1x1 MMI reflectorLoss*2 dB
Reflectivity70%
Polarization devicesPolarization splitterLoss2 dB*
PER25 dB
Polarization converterLoss1 dB*
PER20 dB
PIN photodiodePIN photodiode3 dB bandwidth45 GHz18 GHz (RF pin diode) / >25 GHz on request
Dark current2 nA @ -2 dV< 25 nA @ -2 V Bias (DC pin diode)
Sensitivity0.8 A/W0.85 A/W
ModulatorsThermo-optic phase modulatorLoss2 dB/cm*
I(PI) x L20 mA x mm
Current injection phase modulatorLoss2dB for 100-200 um<0.5 dB for 2mm
I(PI) x L20 mA x mmt.b.d.
Electro-Optical phase modulatorLossComing with HHI19! Expected loss 4 dB<0.5 dB for 2mm
BandwidthExpected value 30 GHz15 GHz
U(PI) x LExpected 4 VVpi = 5 V
Electro-Absorption modulatorEO Bandwidth20 GHz
ER / length10 dB / 100 µm
Spot size converterSpot size converter for edge couplingAvailable. Loss waveguide to SSMF is 1.5 dBLateral taper
Passive waveguidesStraight WaveguideLoss<2 dB/cm12 dB/cm
Arc waveguideMinimal radius150 um;100 um
Tapered waveguideLoss2 dB/cm2 dB/cm
Couplers1x2 MMI couplerLoss0.5 dB0.5 dB (typical) max 1 dB
1x2 MMI couplerLoss0.5 dB0.5 dB (typical) max 1 dB
Directional couplerLoss0.5 dB
* Building blocks under development.