Open access to technology platforms for InP-based photonic integrated circuits

Katarzyna ławniczuk, Luc M. Augustin, Norbert Grote, Michael J. Wale, Meint K. Smit, Kevin A. Williams

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Open access to generic technology platforms for photonic integrated circuit manufacturing enables low-cost development of application-specific photonic chips for novel or improved products. It brings photonic ICs within reach for many industrial users and research institutes, by moving toward a fabless business model. In the current status, InP-based open access manufacturing services are offered through multi-project wafer runs by Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institut, SMART Photonics, and Oclaro. In this paper, we review state-of-the-art InP photonic integration technology platforms, present examples of complex InP photonic ICs developed in the generic technologies, and give a prospect for further development of these photonic integration platforms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-165
Number of pages9
JournalAdvanced Optical Technologies
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015


  • Generic foundry
  • InP
  • Photonic IC
  • Photonic integration technology


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