CST – Computer Simulation Technology

9th Photonic Integrated Circuit (PIC) Training with Hands-On Sessions

This training aims to give a jump-start on PIC technology from a fabless manufacturing perspective by introducing PIC technology - through seminars by experts, and PIC design flow - through hands-on training on Photonics Design Automation (PDA) tools, such as Luceda IPKISS and CST STUDIO SUITE® .

Kapeldreef 75
3001 Leuven, Belgium
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
From: April 4, 2018
Till: April 6, 2018
Language: English
No registration possible.


The use of CMOS fabrication technology has enabled large scale integration of photonic components at chip level – called Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs). The concepts of fabless manufacturing and multi-project-wafer (MPW) services are now widely available for PICs, for various base materials. Low-cost access to generic fabrication processes for rapid prototyping and low volume production has shifted the emphasis to design innovation. This course intends to introduce basics of PIC technology and provide introductory hands-on training on PIC designing.

The training is structured in two parts:

  • The first part is seminar-based and focuses on the basics of PIC technology through seminars delivered by experts from the PIC industry and academia.
  • The second part, running over two days, focuses on PIC design through hands-on training provided by Luceda Photonics on various PDA tools for PIC physical and circuit simulations, such as Luceda IPKISS or CST STUDIO SUITE (mode solving, multi-physics, S-matrix extraction, optimization, yield-analysis etc.) and PIC designing (layout, routing, GDSII import/export, verification, etc.).


This training course is not organized by CST. You can find more information and register here (imec academy).  

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