A Shared Access Platform to Photonic Integrated Resources (SAPPHIRE) is presented, which aims to become the first national infrastructure enabling a shared access of different users to a generic silicon photonic foundry. The platform is based on the concept of high-level circuit design for photonic integrated circuits (PICs), where complex architectures can be designed without a specific knowledge of either electromagnetic (EM) or technological issues, but simply operating at the circuit level on a selected set of elementary functional elements, named building blocks (BBs). The main roles of the SAPPHIRE platform in the foundry-Users interactions are discussed, as well as the concept of photonic BBs and circuit simulation. Results on a proof-of-concept device are shown to demonstrate the validity of the high-level circuit design for PICs.

SAPPHIRE: A Generic Foundry Platform for Silicon Photonics

MORICHETTI, FRANCESCO;CANCIAMILLA, ANTONIO;GRILLANDA, STEFANO;MELLONI, ANDREA IVANO
2012

Abstract

A Shared Access Platform to Photonic Integrated Resources (SAPPHIRE) is presented, which aims to become the first national infrastructure enabling a shared access of different users to a generic silicon photonic foundry. The platform is based on the concept of high-level circuit design for photonic integrated circuits (PICs), where complex architectures can be designed without a specific knowledge of either electromagnetic (EM) or technological issues, but simply operating at the circuit level on a selected set of elementary functional elements, named building blocks (BBs). The main roles of the SAPPHIRE platform in the foundry-Users interactions are discussed, as well as the concept of photonic BBs and circuit simulation. Results on a proof-of-concept device are shown to demonstrate the validity of the high-level circuit design for PICs.
Proceedings of RINEM 2012
978-889075990-1
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