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Summer Short Course Series

Integrated Photonics Circuits (with Labs)

2018 Course Description

Target Audience
This course is targeted for students, researchers, and engineers in industry, who want to learn the fundamental aspects of integrated photonics circuits.

Description
The first day of the course will cover fundamentals of optical waveguides and how they can be used to fabricate passive components needed for integrated photonics circuits such as directional couplers and micro-ring resonators. The second day will focus on the active devices such as modulators. The students will also learn to use a commercial software package and learn the basic aspects of computer –aided design of integrated photonics circuits The third day of the course will cover advanced aspects of the circuit designs and introduce the concept of circuit layout. Specific design projects will be assigned on day 4, and students will work in groups on their projects. Students will be taken to the fabrication facility in groups. The last day will be devoted to testing the designs and students will be taken to a silicon photonics testing laboratory located at Rochester Institute of Technology.

Prerequisites
Familiarity with optics and electromagnetics is a prerequisite. It is assumed that each attendee has taken a course on physical optics or electromagnetic theory in the past. However, no previous knowledge of integrated photonics or optical waveguides is required.

Schedule

  • June 4, Monday morning
    Waveguide Theory, Professor Govind Agrawal (Rochester)

  • June 4, Monday afternoon
    Passive Devices, Professor Govind Agrawal (Rochester)

  • June 5, Tuesday morning
    Active Devices, Professor S. Preble (RIT)

  • June 5, Tuesday afternoon
    Design Basics, Professor Jaime Cardenas (Rochester)

  • June 6, Wednesday morning
    Advance Design, Professor Jaime Cardenas (Rochester)

  • June 6, Wednesday, afternoon
    Circuit Layout, Professor Jaime Cardenas (Rochester)

  • June 7, Thursday, morning
    Design Projects and Fabrication in Groups, Agrawal, Cardenas, and McIntyre

  • June 7, Thursday, afternoon
    Design Projects and Fabrication in Groups, Agrawal, Cardenas, and McIntyre (Rochester)

  • June 7, Thursday, evening
    Testing in the Lab, Adamson/Cardenas (Rochester)

  • June 8, Friday, morning
    Testing in the Lab, Adamson/Cardenas (Rochester)

  • June 8, Friday, afternoon
    Silicon Photonic Test Lab, S. Preble (RIT)

{Please note: course descriptions and instructors listed above are NOT final, it is possible that circumstances beyond our control could necessitate alterations.}