Silicon Photonics (SOI)
At InPAC, we understand that a complete silicon photonics design framework is crucial for success. We use the industry standard IPKISS design framework from our partner Luceda Photonics for design, simulation and layout.
To ensure that designs are industry-compliant and scalable to mass manufacture, we have created and continue to develop and support a number of significant plug-ins for the IPKISS framework, including direct interfaces (and PDKs) for a range of electron-beam lithography tools, automated characterisation tools, and a comprehensive electromagnetic simulation suite, REME. REME for the first time allows simulation of the physical effects behind a new class of revolutionary functional building blocks, soon to be announced by Australian Silicon Photonics.
The REME simulation suite is now available within Luceda Photonics' IPKISS design flow. For further information, please contact Luceda Photonics.
Lithium Niobate on Insulator (LNOI)
LNOI technology is revolutionizing the lithium niobate industry, enabling higher performance, lower cost and entirely new devices and applications. The availability of LNOI wafers has sparked significant interest in the platform for integrated optical applications, as LNOI offers the attractive material properties of lithium niobate, while also offering the stronger optical confinement and a high optical element integration density that has driven the success of more mature silicon and silicon nitride (SiN) photonics platforms. Due to some similarities between LNOI and SiN, established techniques and standards can readily be adapted to the LNOI platform including a significant array of interface approaches, device designs and also heterogeneous integration techniques for laser sources and photodetectors. At InPAC we are exploring this platform for applications in communications, defense and fundamental science.
Silicon Nitride (SiN)
At InPAC we have the capabilities for designing, fabricating and characterising SiN PICs. We are currently exploring the SiN platform for multi-layer photonic applications, which will enable us to investigate more complex PICs. Currently, our main focus is the utilization of the SOI and LNOI platforms for communication, biosensing and defense applications.