In this webinar, Lukas Chrostowski will discuss the Canada-wide NSERC CREATE research training Program – Silicon Electronic Photonic Integrated Circuits (Si-EPIC) – which has established a large community of silicon photonics researchers. This program is based in Canada and is open to international academic and industrial participants. Since 2007, we have been offering training workshops and courses. Common to all these experiences is that they all have a design–fabricate–test cycle, namely we provide participants with feedback and get their designs fabricated. We have four design workshops that are each one week long: 1) Passive silicon photonics, 2) active silicon photonics (e.g., design of 40 Gb/s travelling-wave modulators), 3) CMOS electronics for photonics, and 4) systems, integration and packaging. We also offer half-day workshops at conferences (Group IV Photonics, IEEE Photonics Conference). Finally, we have our first on-line course starting July 7, namely edX Silicon Photonics Design, Fabrication and Data Analysis. In the conference and edX course, we include automated testing so participants can get real data to analyze. Lukas will also provide examples of research innovations, including sub-wavelength grating devices, Bragg gratings, contra-directional grating-assisted couplers, and others.
What You Will Learn/Seminar Objectives
- Overview of the Canada-wide NSERC CREATE research training Program – Silicon Electronic Photonic Integrated Circuits (Si-EPIC)
- Overview of our online course - edX Silicon Photonics Design, Fabrication and Data Analysis
Who Should Attend
- Graduate students, postdocs and researchers interested in the field of Silicon Photonics and Photonic Integrated Circuits.
- Photonic scientists working on the design and fabrication of novel silicon nanophotonic devices.
- The level of the webinar is intermediate. The basic concepts will be explained. However, a basic knowledge of Silicon Photonics is assumed.