18 September 2016 | 09AM

Future developments in the field of datacom/telecom and sensing will require a high level of photonic integration. Silicon Photonics is widely seen as a key enabling technology as it leverages from Situs Slot Gacor CMOS technology allowing low cost manufacturing even for moderate volumes. While the field was predominantly a research field up to a few years ago, we now see the emergence of industrial silicon photonics products ranging from short-reach datacom transceivers to high capacity coherent transceivers and from optical coherence tomography systems to lab-on-a-chip devices. The science and technology of Silicon Photonics have made tremendous progress since its inception. But has it answered all the challenges associated with it? The main theme of this course is to answer this question by looking into recent progress and breakthroughs associated with Silicon Photonics and open challenges. Specifically, the course will address:

– Recent progress made on component level development in Silicon Photonics.

– Recent application specific progress made by Silicon Photonics, both in the field of high-speed transceivers as well as in the field of sensing.

– Recent evolutions in the prototyping and manufacturing platforms for Silicon Photonics as well as the complementing services and tools (design, MPW-service, packaging…).

29-02 September 2016 | 09AM

The ePIXfab-plat4M summer school is organized from 29th of August 2016 to 2nd of September 2016 at Ghent University. The course carries it legacy from the silicon photonics summer school in 2014 with over 150 participants from across the globe.

The doctoral school will expose the participants to the fundamental concepts of silicon photonics. It will provide the participants with a unique opportunity to get a strong insight into the latest developments in silicon photonics technology. Renowned speakers in the field of silicon photonics will showcase hot topics and latest research results for various applications of silicon photonics.

The hands-on session in the summer school will train the participants in silicon photonic component design, circuit level simulation and design-rule complaint layout. Poster sessions at the summer school with enable the participants with an opportunity to interact with world-renowned experts of silicon photonics to discuss their ideas and potential challenges.

01 March 2016 | 09AM

Silicon photonics is emerging as a game-changing technology that allows to implement optical systems in a very compact footprint. It is leveraged by the established CMOS technology and enables low-cost manufacturing of photonic and optoelectronic modules, not only for high volume markets but also at more moderate volume levels. Silicon photonics technology is a major research field in academia and in recent years has paved its way into industrial products as well. Functionalities such as optical transceivers, optical switching and many types of sensing have already been demonstrated. Now the technology is sufficiently advanced and is ready to implement complete systems for a wide range of applications such as datacom, consumer appliances, sensing, biomedical and defense. This course is targeted towards the engineers or researchers who wish to acquire a general understanding of the field of silicon photonics and its potential or who have the ambition to start prototyping a silicon photonics IC in a fabless way. The course covers the fundamentals of silicon photonics technology, its applications, sate-of- the-art and market potential by looking at its strengths and challenges. Silicon photonics IC technology, design methodologies, packaging and testing aspects will be presented by major European players in the field of silicon photonics. The access mechanisms of multi-project-wafer (MPW) services and the fabless prototyping mode will be covered in detail.