Generic photonic integration technology is rapidly gaining popularity. It applies the methodology that is so successful in microelectronics (CMOS technology) to the domain of photonics: providing lowcost access to highly standardized high-performance processes that support integration in a single chip of a set of building blocks like optical amplifiers, lasers, modulators, detectors and a variety of passive components like couplers, filters and wavelength demultiplexers. Using these building blocks Photonic ICs can be designed and fabricated for a broad range of applications, such as telecommunications, data communications, sensor technology, medical diagnostics and metrology. In the presentation it will be explained how the generic photonic foundry model leads to a dramatic reduction of R&D cost and time, by developing Photonic ICs in a well-established and characterised technology, by sharing the cost of the R&D runs with many users in so-called Multi-Project Wafer runs, by using libraries with accurate models for the building blocks and by designing the chips for low-cost generic packaging and testing. Further, it will be explained how to get access to this emerging technology.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 115th Annual DGaO Conference 2014, June 10-14 2014, Karlsruhe, Germany|
|Place of Publication||Karlsruhe|
|Publisher||Karlsruhe Institute of Technology|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
|Event||115th Annual DGaO Conference, June 10-14, 2014, Karlsruhe, Germany - Karlsruhe, Germany|
Duration: 10 Jun 2014 → 14 Jun 2014
|Conference||115th Annual DGaO Conference, June 10-14, 2014, Karlsruhe, Germany|
|Period||10/06/14 → 14/06/14|
Smit, M. K. (2014). Low-cost access to development and manufacturing of photonic integrated circuits. In Proceedings of the 115th Annual DGaO Conference 2014, June 10-14 2014, Karlsruhe, Germany Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.