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.
|Electro - absortion modulators||•••||••|
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.
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.
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 in the table below.
PDK extension for SMART Photonics
Besides the building blocks shown below, a PDK extension is available via TU/e: tuesmartx. This PDK contains TU/e extension building blocks for SMART Photonics. Such building blocks are used in the same way as regular building blocks from the foundry.
Examples of building blocks provided by tuesmartx are MMI couplers with different splitting ratios, (tunable) lasers and arrayed waveguide gratings. It requires the (n+) MPW PDK from SMART Photonics. The extension is free for MPW use.
Click the button below to read more details about these extension building blocks.
|Category||Component||Specification||Fraunhofer HHI||SMART Photonics|
|Lasers and Amplifiers||SOA||Gain||92 cm-1@7000A/cm2||30 dB/mm|
|Saturation Power||13 dBm||15 dBm|
|DBR grating||Tuning range||4 nm||4 nm (not available on MPW,
only on dedicated run)
|DFB laser||Tuning range||4 nm||3 nm (not available on MPW,
only on dedicated run)
|Output power||10 mW @ 150 mA||20 mW @ 100 mA|
|Small signal Bandwidth||20 GHz @ 100 mA|
|DBR laser||Tuning range||50 nm||4 nm (not available on MPW,
only on dedicated run)
|Output power||20 mW @ 150 mA||> 10 mW @ 100 mA|
|Thermally tuneable sampled grating DBR||Tuning range||5 nm||30 nm (not available on MPW, only on dedicated run)|
|Broad band reflectors||1x2 MMI reflector||Loss||*||2 dB|
|1x1 MMI reflector||Loss||*||2 dB|
|Polarization devices||Polarization splitter||Loss||2 dB||*|
|Polarization converter 90°||Loss||2 dB||*|
|Polarization converter 45°||Loss||2 dB|
|Photodiodes||PIN photodiode||3 dB bandwidth||45 GHz||30 GHz|
|Dark current||2 nA @ -2 dV||25 nA @ -2 V Bias (DC pin diode)|
|Sensitivity||0.8 A/W||0.85 A/W|
|Balanced detector||3 dB bandwidth||30 GHz |
Coming with HHI20
|Dark current||2 nA @ -2 dV|
|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 1 mm|
|I(PI) x L||20 mA x mm||t.b.d.|
|Electro-Optical phase modulator (MZI)||Loss||4 dB||2 dB|
|Bandwidth||30 GHz||25 GHz|
|V(PI)||4 V||5 V|
|Electro-Absorption modulator (EAM)||EO Bandwidth||20 GHz||> 50 GHz|
|ER / length||10 dB / 100 µm||> 6 dB|
|Spot size converter||Spot size converter for edge coupling||Loss waveguide to SSMF is 1.5 dB||Lateral taper|
|Passive waveguides||Straight waveguide||Loss||<2 dB/cm||1.5 dB/cm (shallow)
2 dB/cm (deep)
|Arc waveguide||Minimal radius||150 um;||100 um|
|Curved deep waveguide||Loss||0.1 dB/90 deg|
|Tapered waveguide||Loss||2 dB/cm||2 dB/cm|
|Couplers and Filters||1x2 MMI coupler||Loss||0.5 dB||0.5 dB|
|2x2 MMI coupler||Loss||0.5 dB||0.5 dB|
|Directional coupler||Loss||0.5 dB|
|Linear grating||Coupling factor||300 / cm||50 /cm|
|Tuning range (thermal or EO)||4 nm||2 nm|
|Sampled grating||Coupling factor||300 / cm||50 /cm|
|FSR||designed by customer|