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Silicon photonics cloud (SiCloud)
Author(s): Peter T. S. DeVore; Yunshan Jiang; Michael Lynch; Taira Miyatake; Christopher Carmona; Andrew C. Chan; Kuhan Muniam; Bahram Jalali
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Paper Abstract

We present SiCloud (Silicon Photonics Cloud), the first free, instructional web-based research and education tool for silicon photonics. SiCloud’s vision is to provide a host of instructional and research web-based tools. Such interactive learning tools enhance traditional teaching methods by extending access to a very large audience, resulting in very high impact. Interactive tools engage the brain in a way different from merely reading, and so enhance and reinforce the learning experience. Understanding silicon photonics is challenging as the topic involves a wide range of disciplines, including material science, semiconductor physics, electronics and waveguide optics. This web-based calculator is an interactive analysis tool for optical properties of silicon and related material (SiO2, Si3N4, Al2O3, etc.). It is designed to be a one stop resource for students, researchers and design engineers. The first and most basic aspect of Silicon Photonics is the Material Parameters, which provides the foundation for the Device, Sub-System and System levels. SiCloud includes the common dielectrics and semiconductors for waveguide core, cladding, and photodetection, as well as metals for electrical contacts. SiCloud is a work in progress and its capability is being expanded. SiCloud is being developed at UCLA with funding from the National Science Foundation’s Center for Integrated Access Networks (CIAN) Engineering Research Center.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 February 2015
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9367, Silicon Photonics X, 93670G (27 February 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2077331
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Peter T. S. DeVore, Univ. of California, Los Angeles (United States)
Yunshan Jiang, Univ. of California, Los Angeles (United States)
Michael Lynch, Univ. of California, Los Angeles (United States)
Taira Miyatake, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Christopher Carmona, Univ. of California, Los Angeles (United States)
Andrew C. Chan, Univ. of California, Los Angeles (United States)
Kuhan Muniam, Univ. of California, Los Angeles (United States)
Bahram Jalali, Univ. of California, Los Angeles (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9367:
Silicon Photonics X
Graham T. Reed; Michael R. Watts, Editor(s)

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