PROCESS DEVELOPMENT KIT

Analog Photonics is bringing years of design and verification experience in silicon photonics to provide the AIM Photonics process development kit (PDK). The goal of this PDK is to provide users with direct access of state-of-the-art passive and active silicon photonic components (devices, verification, models and documentation) on 300 mm diameter silicon wafers. This PDK lowers the barrier to entry of designing complex and active photonic integrated circuits (PIC). We realize this by eliminating the time, cost and risk associated with the process, device and sub-system development. With this PDK, the electronic and/or photonic designers have access to optical input/output (I/O), waveguide routing in multiple photonic layers, waveguide crossing, optical modulators (electrical-to-optical conversion), switches, tunable filters and photodetectors (optical-to-electrical conversion). The models for these PDK components are supported by multiple EPDA partners enabling designers to focus on system level PIC challenges without worrying about the device or sub-system level performance. At present, this PDK is primed for wavelength-division-multiplexed (WDM) high data rate optical data-/tele-communication applications and analog RF/microwave/RADAR optical links.

This PDK can be accessed through MOSIS

PDK Design Flow

PDK at a glance

Passive Component Highlights

Active Component Highlights

Training, Education, Collaboration

PDK Design Flow

This PDK library enables

 

Less complex design method
Large design community
Hierarchical design
Design re-use; IP market
Latest EPDA methodologies
System-level E-O co-design
Layout & schematic based flows
Drag & drop components
Auto waveguide routing
Integrated photonic circuit simulation
Integrated E-O chip floor planning

PDK at a glance

Extensive Component Library

Extensive Component Library

Simulation models, Layouts, Schematic Symbols

Docs

Docs

Design Guide, Design Rule Checking, Component Description Catalog & more

Passive Library Elements

Component Specs
1 Edge Couplers (Si) <3dB Loss (1500-1600nm)
2 Edge Coupler (SiN) <2dB Loss (1500-1600nm)
3 Vertical Coupler (Si) <6dB Loss (C-Band)
4 Vertical Coupler (SiN) Available
5 3dB 4-Port Coupler (Si) <1% Split Ratio Deviation, <0.25dB Loss (C-Band)
6 3dB 4-Port Coupler (SiN) <1% Split Ratio Deviation

<0.25dB Loss

(C-Band)

7 Y- Junction (Si) <1% Split Ratio Deviation <0.25dB Loss (C-Band)
8 Y-Junction (SiN) <1% Split Ratio Deviation <0.25dB Loss (C-Band)
9 Directional Coupler (Si) <10% Split Ratio Deviation (1550nm)

<0.5dB Loss

10 Directional Coupler (SiN) <10% Split Ratio Deviation (1550nm)

<0.5dB Loss

11 Si-to-SiN Coupler <0.25dB Loss (TE-Only, 1500-1600nm)
12 Crossing (Si) <0.25dB Loss, <-40dB Crosstalk

Active Library Elements

Component Specs
13 Microdisk Modulator <2ns switching time (10-90), >200GHz electro-optic tuning, 1.2V applied; 4 lambdas
14 Digital Mach-Zehnder Modulator >10GHz capable, <4Vpp, >6dB extinction
15 Ge Photodetector >25GHz, <100nA dark current
16 Thermo-Optic Phase Shifter (Si) <25mW/p-phase shift
17 Analog Mach-Zehnder Modulator Available
18 Analog Ge Photodetector Available
19 Thermo-Optic Switch (Si) <25mW/p-phase shift, >10dB extinction, 4 lambdas
20 Tunable Filter (Si) 35nm tuning range, <25mW power, 4 lambdas

Symbols and schematics

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