JePPIX Training in Photonic Integrated Circuit Design: InP Technology

Starts:
9:00 am on Monday, June 16, 2014
Ends:
5:30 pm on Friday, June 20, 2014
Location:
Boston University, Photonics Center, 8 St. Mary Street, PHO 901
URL:
http://jeppix.eu/education.html
Building on the long history of the two week in-depth trainings and Multi Project Wafer (MPW) runs by the COBRA Institute at the Eindhoven University of Technology (NL), this 1-week JePPIX training focuses on supporting the creation of designs to be fabricated in MPW runs at SMART Photonics (NL), Oclaro (UK) and the Heinrich Hertz Institute (GER). People that want to learn more about photonic integration in general as well as people interested to participate in a MPW run and learn more about Design Kits to design Photonic Integrated Circuits should join.

Last year in Cambridge (UK), this workshop attracted people from around the globe, from academia and companies. This year the venue will be Boston University (USA) targeting people from whole North America to participate.

What will you learn?

What is photonic integration and generic manufacturing
What photonic platforms are available via MPW
The level of maturity of each photonic's platform and their service providers today
How does a Multi Project Wafer run work in practice
What is a Process Design Kit (PDK)
Discover the services from various design houses (VLC Photonics and BrightPhotonics) that can help you with actual design work and libraries for the software tools
PIC design examples and applications on each of the JePPIX's foundry (SMART Photonics (NL), Oclaro (UK) and the Heinrich Hertz Institute (GER)).
Furthermore there is an extensive hands-on session in using a design kit:

Use foundry's mature building blocks to simulate your circuit with PICwave from Photon Design and Aspic from Filarete
Automatically translate your circuit to foundry's on-specs mask (GDSII) file by using OptoDesigner from PhoeniX Software
Design for packaging by using templates from Linkra, Technobis and Xio Photonics
Furthermore it is a unique opportunity to network with experts in photonics, from foundries, software providers and design houses.

Cost - the charges for this 5-days course will be € 2500,-. For academic participants there is a 50% discount: € 1250. Participants will get a binder with course material and daily lunches. Attendees are expected to pay for their own subsistence and accommodation whilst in Boston.