• Technical Conference: 

    09 – 14 May 2021

  • Exhibition: 

    10 – 14 May 2021

SC466 - Silicon Integrated Nanophotonics

Sunday, 09 May
13:00 - 17:00

Short Course Level: Beginner


Yurii A. Vlasov; Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

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Short Course Description:

Silicon photonics is a rapidly growing industry as well as an active area of advanced research. This course will focus on practical applications of advanced EM concepts to silicon photonics integrated circuits. It combines the rigorous derivation of major physical concepts like matrix optics, waveguiding, coupled mode theory, pin junctions, etc. with the applications of these knowledge towards the design of practical silicon photonic devices like passive wavelength filters, active switches and modulators for optical communications, as well as germanium photodetectors. The emphasis will be given to interaction of guided EM waves with electrical charges in pin junction that would allow participants to understand the operation and design principles of a new class of photonic devices (modulators, switches, photodetectors, etc.) based on carrier-injection/depletion in silicon/germanium integrated optics. Fabrication approaches and CMOS integration challenges will be reviewed. System-level analysis of short-reach and long-haul optical links will be analyzed that will drive the design considerations for optical transmitter and receiver subsystems and individual devices.

Short Course Benefits:

This course will enable you to:

  • Get a clear idea of basic principles of integrated silicon optical devices and circuits including wavelength filters, modulators, switches, and photodetectors.

  • Learn about approaches to fabrication and challenges with CMOS integration of silicon integrated photonics that define the current landscape.

  • Understand how system-level requirements for optical communications as channel bandwidth, optical link error penalties, and power constraints, define the design considerations for subsystems and silicon photonic devices. 

  • Understand the figures of merit for silicon photonic devices and compare various technical concepts for applications in short-reach and long-haul optical communications.

Short Course Audience:

Students, scientists, and engineers who are interested in learning about the rapidly developing field of silicon photonics and its impact on optical communications. Broad introduction to the subject and comprehensive review of basic concepts and the state-of-the-art trends allow beginners to take full advantage of this course with assumed undergraduate training in optical engineering or science.

Instructor Biography:

Prof. Vlasov is a Founder Professor of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to joining the UIUC, he held various research and managerial positions at the IBM Watson Research Center where he led for over 15 years a broad company-wide effort in integrated silicon nanophotonics from its early fundamental research stage up to commercial manufacturing.