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Monolithic integration of photonic and electronic circuits in a CMOS process
Author(s): Attila Mekis; Sherif Abdalla; Behnam Analui; Steffen Gloeckner; Andrew Guckenberger; Roger Koumans; Daniel Kucharski; Yi Liang; Gianlorenzo Masini; Sina Mirsaidi; Adithyaram Narasimha; Thierry Pinguet; Vikram Sadagopan; Brian Welch; Joe White; Jeremy Witzens
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Paper Abstract

We present our approach to a low-cost, highly scalable opto-electronic integration platform based on a commercial CMOS process. In this talk, we detail the performance of the device library elements and highlight performance trade-offs encountered in monolithically integrating optical and electronic circuits. We describe an opto-electronic integrated circuit (OEIC) design toolkit modeled after the standard electronic design flow, which includes automated design rule checking (DRC) and layout-versus-schematic (LVS) checks covering all types of circuit elements. As an example of integration, we detail the design of a multi-channel transceiver chip with 10 Gbps/channel optical data transmission speed and report on its performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 February 2008
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 6897, Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits X, 68970L (12 February 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.766815
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Attila Mekis, Luxtera Inc. (United States)
Sherif Abdalla, Luxtera Inc. (United States)
Behnam Analui, Luxtera Inc. (United States)
Steffen Gloeckner, Luxtera Inc. (United States)
Andrew Guckenberger, Luxtera Inc. (United States)
Roger Koumans, Luxtera Inc. (United States)
Daniel Kucharski, Luxtera Inc. (United States)
Yi Liang, Luxtera Inc. (United States)
Gianlorenzo Masini, Luxtera Inc. (United States)
Sina Mirsaidi, Luxtera Inc. (United States)
Adithyaram Narasimha, Luxtera Inc. (United States)
Thierry Pinguet, Luxtera Inc. (United States)
Vikram Sadagopan, Luxtera Inc. (United States)
Brian Welch, Luxtera Inc. (United States)
Joe White, Luxtera Inc. (United States)
Jeremy Witzens, Luxtera Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6897:
Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits X
Louay A. Eldada; El-Hang Lee, Editor(s)

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