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Photonic Integrated Circuits Workshop
Optical Fiber Communications Conference (OFC) Moscone Center, Room 104 Gateway Ballroom, San Francisco, CA Wednesday March 12, 2014 6 PM- 9 PM

This workshop will focus on providing practical information regarding the design considerations, material choices, and manufacturing processes needed to create Photonic Integrated Circuits. Special attention is given to Multi Project Wafers (MPW) in combination with Process Design Kits (PDK), since these have proven to significantly lower the cost and barrier to entry for PICs.

Integrated Photonics covers the generation, transportation, processing . and detection of light signals at chip scale sizes. Designing photonic integrated circuits leverages existing semiconductor processing infrastructure, providing huge gains in reliability, scalability, performance and power. However, for many companies, large and small, design and fabrication of PICs is not a straight forward path because of initial cost consideration and wide range of material systems and foundries to choose from such as InP, Silicon, or TriPleX. 

The aim of this workshop is to bring together all MPW brokering organizations along with EDA tools, photonic design tools, design services, and packaging. This will provide the audience with a good overall picture of the state‐of‐art in PICs as well as how you can take advantage of the existing suppliers.

Zip file of all Workshop presentations: (zip)


6:00‐6:15pm: Welcome and opening presentation by Professor Meint Smit. (Presentation)


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Brief presentations by: ePIXfab, OpSIS, JePPIX, LioniX, PhoeniX Software, Mentor, Si2, VLC Photonics, Bright Photonics

7:15‐8:00pm: Networking reception with a buffet and a line‐up of tabletops with practical information

8:00‐8:45pm: Use case presentations by companies that used MPW to design PICs:

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Huawei, Technobis Fibre Technologies (TFT), Morton Photonics, TeraXion

8:45‐9:00pm: Closing and time for additional networking

Participation to the workshop is free of charge and open to all OFC attendees, but does require advance registration. Registration is here: http://www.si2.org/?page=1724

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