In partnership with CMC Microsystems, the University of British Columbia is providing an opportunity for training in the design, fabrication and test of photonic integrated circuits (PICs) targeting IMEC's silicon-on-insulator (SOI) technology. Course and technology details are described below along with information on course costs and registration.
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For those interested, the CMOSET conference will be held in Whistler with the photonics sessions immediately following the workshop (all day Thursday). Transportation will be available (round-trip bus-fare of $100, or by car-pooling with local attendees/instructors). More information: CMOSET 2011 Program
The CMOSET program on photonics is a full-day event with over 20 invited high-quality international speakers. Several examples of talks are directly relevant to this course: Keren Bergman – Design Methodologies and Challenges of Chip-Scale Silicon Photonic Interconnects for High-Performance Computing; Hyundai Park – Intel: Silicon photonic devices and optical links; Tom Palkert – Xilinx: Silicon photonics for next-generation communications (enabling Terabit Ethernet); Dinesh Patil, Ashok Krishnamoorthy, Oracle: Circuit design challenges in inter-chip optical interconnects; Cun-Zheng Ning, Arizona State – Nanolasers: approaching the ultimate size limit.
- This is a 6 credit graduate course, spread over a whole year (starting in the summer).
- This can be integrated with your research, or as a stand-alone learning opportunity.
- Two weeks of case-study instruction.
- Design and modelling: done on your own, with access to software tools provided. On-line on-line tutorials & on-line discussions, design feedback (Summer/Fall).
- Testing & model validation: at UBC, CMC, or your own lab (Spring).
- Silicon-on-insulator, 220nm top Si film, 2000nm buried oxide (BOX)
- 193nm deep UV lithography, enabling features down to ~120 nm
- Supports design and fabrication of a range of PICs including:
- photonic crystals
- waveguides (photonic crystal or ridge)
- gratings for fiber coupling
- multiplexers (diffraction or arrayed waveguide)
- ring resonators
- Target applications include optical communications, sensors, and biomedical devices
Costs & Regitration:
- $600 fee for chip fabrication
- Registration, students do both:
- Register for university course EECE 584, and
- Register with CMC: http://www.cmc.ca/WhatWeOffer/Training/CurrentTraining/SiliconNanophoton...