Design manufacturable AWGs with IPKISS and the Ligentec PDK
In this hands-on training, Luceda Photonics and Ligentec will teach you how to design Arrayed Waveguide Gratings (AWGs) from high-level specifications to manufacturable AWG layouts based on the Ligentec technology, using:
IPKISS Photonics Design Platform: IPKISS and IPKISS AWG Designer
IPKISS PDK for Ligentec
Explore design compromises across all stages and generate a manufacturable design with a press-of-the-button flow. Use your final AWG design within the IPKISS Photonics Design Platform to complete the chip design and prepare for tape-out at Ligentec.
The training focuses on AWG design for
integrated optical tomography applications based on the IPKISS PDK for Ligentec’s AN150 platform. Each step of the process can be customized to suit specific requirements in terms of layout or simulation.
Win a chance to fabricate your design for free at Ligentec
Do you think you can design the best performing AWG? Do you have a great application in mind? Submit your design by 22 July 2021, and win a chance to get your design fabricated for free at Ligentec*.
Subscribe now, only 20 spots available!
22 June 2021, 13:30 (GMT+1)
Online on Zoom
30 June 2021, 9:30 (GMT+8)
Guo An Road No. 386, 2F, Shanghai
|13:30 - 13:40||Welcome
Ana Gonzalez, R&D Manager at EPIC
|13:40 - 14:00||Introduction: the IPKISS Photonics Design Platform and the IPKISS AWG Designer
Pieter Dumon, Co-founder and CTO at Luceda Photonics
|14:00 - 14:20||Introduction: Ligentec technology
Michael Geiselmann, Co-founder and managing director at Ligentec
|14:20 - 14:30||
|14:30 - 17:30||Hands-on training: design an AWG filter for optical coherence tomography. The training will guide you through:
After the training, you will be able to keep using Luceda software for a month.
Mathias Weisen, Application engineer at Luceda Photonics
Pierre Wahl, Application engineer at Luceda Photonics
|9:30 - 10:00||Registration
|10:00 - 11:30||IPKISS introductory course
|11:30 - 13:00||
|13:00 - 16:00
||AWG design tutorial and game based on IPKISS PDK for Ligentec
|16:00 - 16:15||
|16:15 - 17:15||Ligentec technology introduction and Q&A
|17:15 - 18:00||
One-on-one Q&A with Luceda expert
The evaluation of the submitted AWG designs will be performed by a team of experts from Luceda Photonics and Ligentec. The maximum attainable score is composed of:
50 points - Performance
The AWG will be judged based on the performance. The figures of merit considered to assign the score will be relevant to the chosen application.
50 points - Application
The AWG will be judged based on the relevance of the chosen application field.
The submitted design must be made using IPKISS and the IPKISS AWG Designer, together with the IPKISS PDK for Ligentec
The submitted design must have a valid layout and be DRC-clean
The design must be returned together with the code used to create it by 22 July 2020 for evaluation
To be eligible for the competition, participants must submit their entries to firstname.lastname@example.org. The submission must be an archive file containing:
Final GDS file of the design
IPKISS code used to layout and simulate the AWG
A 300-word text pitching the application field chosen for the designed AWG.