Design, fabricate, and test a photonic integrated circuit (PIC) using silicon-on-insulator (SOI) technology. Modelling and design of optical components.
- This is a 6 credit graduate full year course.
- This can be integrated with your research, or as a stand-alone learning opportunity.
- Several weeks of case-study instruction.
- Design and modelling: done on your own, with access to software tools provided. On-line on-line tutorials & on-line discussions, design feedback (Fall).
- Testing & model validation: at UBC, CMC, or your own lab.
- Silicon-on-insulator, 220nm top Si film, 2000nm buried oxide (BOX)
- 193nm deep UV lithography, enabling features down to ~120 nm
- Supports design and fabrication of a range of PICs including: photonic crystals
- waveguides (photonic crystal or ridge)
- gratings for fiber coupling
- multiplexers (diffraction or arrayed waveguide)
- ring resonators
- Target applications include optical communications, sensors, and biomedical devices