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Authors: W. Bogaerts
Title: Hands-on: Introduction to Silicon Photonics Circuit Design
Format: International Course
Publication date: 3/2018
Journal/Conference/Book: Optical Fiber Communication Conference (invited)
Volume(Issue): SC454
Location: San Diego, United States
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In this course, we start hands-on with circuit design in silicon photonics. As technology gets better, the emphasis in photonic design is gradually shifting from component design to circuit design. We compose hierarchical circuits from libraries of basic building blocks, use parametric circuit models and simulation in frequency domain and time domain, and generate a circuit layout. We look into the effects of variability on circuit performance using Monte-Carlo simulations. We will use an on-line learning environment based on Jupyter python notebooks powered by Luceda Photonics’s IPKISS design tools. Through this course, the participants will become familiar with the overall design flow, and acquire an awareness of important do’s and don’t’s in photonic circuit design, especially in a high-contrast system such as silicon photonics. The end point of the course is the design of a simple passive circuit.

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