Ghent University in collaboration with ePIXfab is offering a specialized course on silicon photonics. This unique course provides an opportunity to the participants to design, fabricate and test their idea by prototyping their own silicon photonics chip. This “all-in-one course” takes the participants through the complete silicon photonics design flow in a step-by-step way.

The course has two parts. In the first part, the participants learn about the silicon photonics design flow. They use this knowledge to conceive a design idea and transform it into a design rule compliant layout, which is afterward fabricated by Australian Silicon Photonics. In the second part, the participants get an opportunity to characterize their design by using the measurement facilities of photonics research group at Ghent University.


The course will take place as a full week in April of interactive labs. During these labs. we will cover the different aspects of the design. This should result in a simple circuit design that will be fabricated by Australian Silicon Photonics. In a 2-day follow-up session in June, the results of the fabricated design are analyzed and discussed.

Part I: June 19-23, 2017

Part II: September 6-7,  2017

Practical information

Registration deadline

  • 25th May 2017


Budget Accomodation


Youth Hostel:

Practical information


19-23 June
14PM - 14PM


iGent Tower – Department of Information Technology (INTEC)
Technologiepark-Zwijnaarde 15
B-9052 Gent, Belgium


Euro 475

includes chip fabrication cost

includes coffee and lunch breaks

without accommodation