November 13-17, 2017, Santa Clara, California
After two successful training events in 2015 and 2016 with very enthusiastic reactions, a third training is now organized, this time in Santa Clara, California. The training is one-stop-shop and covers all the material systems, whether Silicon, InP-based, or dielectrics such as TriPleX (SiO2/Si3N4). The training is supported by a broad consortium of companies and is hands-on as well as in-depth.
There is a rapidly growing momentum for Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs). After having held great promise for a good while, PICs have now been breaking through in applications such as 100G and beyond for long-haul telecom as well as for short-reach datacom. And because of that breakthrough, PICs are now proving attractive for other applications as well, such as optical switching in the datacenter, interrogators in fiber-sensing, and key components in next-gen FTTH. The fact that the PIC workshop that we recently organized at OFC 2017 attracted close to 380 people is evidence of this growing interest in photonic integration.
However, the question how to get started in PICs is not necessarily trivial. Starting your own in-house effort including a waferfab plus packaging is unaffordable for most of the players. And even if you want to leverage the growing ecosystem of providers in software, foundries, and packaging, then the question is still which parts to do yourself, which parts to outsource and how to find the best tools and to familiarize yourself with them.
The purpose of this week-long in-depth training is to get you quickly up the learning curve by introducing you to all of the aspects that are critical for producing integrated optical components. The training covers system level essentials, a detailed tutorial on integrated optic components, in-depth simulations as well as mask layout, available foundry services for all material systems, packaging services, test & measurement and relevant business fundamentals such as building a business case or scaling to production.
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