Conference Agenda

TOM1 S06: Silicon Photonics and Guided-Wave Optics
Thursday, 15/Sept/2022:
4:00pm - 5:30pm

Session Chair: Frederic Gardes, Southampton University, United Kingdom
Location: B116

1st floor, 70 seats

4:00pm - 4:30pm
ID: 388 / TOM1 S06: 1
TOM 1 Silicon Photonics and Guided-Wave Optics

State-of-the-art and next-generation integrated photonic design

James Pond1, Xu Wang1, Federico Duque Gomez1, Ahsan Alam1, Sebastian Gitt1, Dylan McGuire1, Jeff Young2, Gilles Lamant3

1Ansys, Inc.; 2University of British Columbia; 3Cadence Design Systems, Inc.

The relentless need for higher bandwidth, lower power and lower cost data communications has driven tremendous innovation in integrated photonics in recent years. This innovation has been supported by state-of-the-art electronic-photonic design automation (EPDA) workflows, which enable process design kit (PDK) centred schematic driven design and layout, as well as statistically enabled electro-optical simulation. In addition, custom components can be introduced and optimized for a specific foundry process using advanced methods such as photonic inverse design and machine learning. While much of the innovation has been motivated by data communications, it has enabled a variety of different applications such as sensing, integrated LiDAR and quantum information technologies. We discuss the latest innovations in EPDA workflows and show how a silicon photonic ring-based wavelength demultiplexing (WDM) system can be easily designed, simulated and implemented. In addition, we discuss the extension of these workflows to support the design and simulation of quantum photonic devices, enabling designers to consider the effects of realistic sources and manufacturing imperfections when designing quantum building blocks to meet specific fidelity and fault tolerance thresholds.

4:30pm - 5:00pm
ID: 389 / TOM1 S06: 2
TOM 1 Silicon Photonics and Guided-Wave Optics

Photonics integrated circuits for operation in the near-UV wavelength range

Sonia Garcia Blanco

University of Twente, Netherlands, The

Al2O3 is an emerging integrated photonic platform that has recently grown in interest thanks to its wide transparency window, with low loss propagation above 200 nm and into the mid-infrared and its high solubility for rare-earth ions, which enable amplification and optical gain at different wavelength ranges. In this presentation, we will introduce our latest results on this platform.

5:00pm - 5:30pm
ID: 376 / TOM1 S06: 3
TOM 1 Silicon Photonics and Guided-Wave Optics

Interferometers on chip for sensing applications

Claudio Oton

Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna,, Italy

In this presentation I will overview different integrated-optic technologies for sensing applications, in particular for spectroscopy, intertial sensors, fiber sensor interrogators, chemical sensing, etc. I will also discuss different techniques for phase demodulation, and show some strategies to reduce unwanted effects such as temperature drift, fabrication deviations, nonlinearities, polarization dependence, etc.