AIM Summer Academy

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Felice Frankel, MIT

2018 AIM Photonics Summer Academy 2018
Fundamentals of Integrated Photonics: Principles, Practice, and Applications

Week of July 23-27, 2018

 

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Denis Paiste, Materials Processing Center, MIT

Come to MIT this summer for a week of intensive short courses on integrated photonics: materials, devices, EPDA software training and integrated photonic circuit design, chip fabrication, packaging, testing, and system applications.

US laws and regulations prevent MIT from allowing persons ordinarily resident in certain countries and regions from participating in AIM Summer Academy.  Consequently, individuals ordinarily resident in Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria, and the Crimea region of Ukraine may not register.  In addition, persons listed on the Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Parties list maintained by the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control and the Entities List maintained by the U.S. Department of Commerce are prohibited from participating. 

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.  If you still would like to register, please contact Julie Diop.

Registration deadline: Thursday July 19, 12 PM EDT

Monday, July 23rd please go to building 4, room 237 to sign in.  You can find a map of MIT here.

See the list of instructors for AIM Summer Academy 2018

Learn about EPDA software tools for PIC design

 

Available education tracks:

 

PIC Fundamentals

  • Short courses on photonic integrated circuit systems-level drivers, materials & devices, Process Design Kit and Multi-Project Wafer run process, chip fabrication, process variation in design for manufacturing.
  • Short courses on photonic integrated circuit packaging and test characterization methods.
  • Introductory overview to automated design software.

 

Applied PIC Design

  • Intensive workshops to train in photonic integrated circuit design using AIM-compatible automated design software.  (Participant vendors – Synopsys, Lumerical, PhoeniX Software, Mentor)
  • Short courses on photonic integrated circuit packaging and test characterization methods.
 

 

Download the full schedules below:

 

Register for one Education Track

 

Registration in either Education Track enrolls attendees to participate in a week-long Design Project to evaluate and propose a conceptual design of an Application Specific PIC in datacom, RF signal processing, sensing, or LIDAR imaging.

 

Learn with instructors from MIT, Dartmouth College, University of Rochester and RIT

  • Identify optical components market trends and assess electronic-photonic integration benefits in emerging industry applications: datacom, RF signal processors, sensors, LIDAR imaging.
  • Evaluate the performance of silicon photonic devices and foundry chip production methods.
  • Learn about the standardized approach of Process Design Kits (PDKs) to begin designing basic photonic integrated circuits (PICs) for fabrication with AIM Photonics.
  • Use leading automated design tools from vendors who collaborate intensively with the PIC foundry production process used by AIM Photonics.
  • Learn about PIC packaging evolution and test characterization methods.
  • Interpret application design tradeoffs subject to the manufacturing constraints for PICs comprised of thousands of integrated device components.
  • Develop foundational content to support and promote (i) integrated photonic competency within a company, or (ii) an integrated photonics track within a community college or university.

 

Network with a cohort of colleagues from academia and industry.

Meet leading Electronic Photonic Design Automation software vendors from Cadence, Lumerical, Mentor, PhoeniX Software, and Synopsis, to review the latest achievements in circuit simulation, layout, and design rule check.

Collaborate and present a design team project that synthesizes your learning objectives.

 

Course Structure:

 

 

Morning

Afternoon

 

Fundamentals

Applied

Fundamentals

Applied

Day 1

Photonic Fundamentals, Passive Devices

(courses)

Device Modeling

EPDA workshop

EPDA overview

Applications tutorial

Design Project breakout

Day 2

Active Devices, Chip Process Flow

(courses)

PIC Schematic Modeling

EPDA workshop

EPDA overview

Applications tutorial

Design Project breakout

Day 3

Fabless Photonics, PDK & MPW

(courses)

PIC Layout

EPDA workshop

EPDA overview

PIC Packaging course

Design Project breakout

Day 4

Process Variation (DfM), IPSR Roadmap (courses)

Design Review Check

EPDA workshop

EPDA overview

PIC Test Characterization course

Design Project breakout

Day 5

Design Project Presentations, Conclusion

 

 

Who should attend?

 

AIM summer Academy 2018 provides an introduction to integrated photonics and associated commercial applications in its manufacturing supply chain.  Students ranging from beginners at the senior undergraduate level to faculty interested in starting an Integrated Photonics track at their schools will benefit.  The content will specifically prepare professional engineers in the electronic and photonic hardware industries for us of the latest integrated photonic technology and its EPDA modeling/layout tools.  Executives and technologists including planners, engineers, and scientists participating in the optical and electronic components technology supply chain will acquire a working knowledge of the field.

 

The AIM Photonics Summer Academy introduces attendees to the prerequisite skill set and provides contextual expertise to complete AIM’s online training course (offered Fall, 2018) for design submissions to Multi-Project Wafer prototype runs at the AIM Photonics Institute’s fabrication facility.

 

Additional information can be found below:  

ASA18_FAQ.pdf194.98 KB

Admission:

$1,500 for 5-day Fundamentals package with Networking Dinner

$1,500 for 5-day Design package with Networking Dinner

*A limited number of discounted spots will be available for professors and students who are also US citizens.  Please contact Julie Diop if you are interested in pursuing this option.

 

For more information regarding local accommodations with MIT preferred rates please visit, please see the below document.

 

For a map of the MIT campus visit: https://whereis.mit.edu/

 

For parking information: http://web.mit.edu/facilities/transportation/parking/visitors/public_parking.html

 

Download the AIM Summer Academy privacy statement:

 

Registration opens in April, 2018 at https://aimphotonics.academy.

RSVP with Julie Diop (jdiop@mit.edu) for more information.

 

AIM Photonics Academy is the educational initiative of the AIM Photonics Institute, a USA Advanced Institute for Manufacturing.

 

List of instructors for AIM Summer Academy 2018:

Anu Agarwal

Dr. Anu Agarwal is Principal Research Scientist at MIT and AIM Photonics Academy's Leader of LEAPs (Labs for Education and Application Prototypes).  She has over 100 journal and refereed conference publications, 6 awarded patents and 5 pending patents. Her work on MIR materials and devices is creating a planar, integrated, Si-CMOS-compatible microphotonics platform which will enable on-chip imaging and sensing applications.

 

Anu Agarwal

 

Duane Boning

Duane Boning's research focuses on understanding and modeling variation in IC, photonic, and MEMS processes, devices, and circuits. He earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees from MIT, where he is currently Professor of EECS, and where he serves as Co-Director of the MIT Leaders for Global Operations (LGO) program, Director of the MIT and Masdar Institute Cooperative Program, and as Associate Director of the MIT Microsystems Technology Laboratories (MTL).

Duane Boning

 

Jaime Cardenas

Prof. Jaime Cardenas earned his Ph.D. from the University of Alabama in Huntsville in Optical Science and Engineering win 2005. His research was in single air interface bends and waveguide microcantilevers. After two years as a process engineer, he worked at the Cornell Nanophotonics Group until 2016. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor in The Institute of Optics at the University of Rochester working on integrated and nanoscale photonics.

Jaime Cardenas

 

Juejun Hu

Juejun Hu is the Merton C. Flemings Associate Professor of Materials Science & Engineering at MIT. His research interest is in optics and photonics for sensing, imaging, communications, and photovoltaics applications.

Juejun Hu

 

Lionel Kimerling

Dr. Kimerling is the Thomas Lord Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT and the founding Director of the MIT Microphotonics Center, where he conducts an active research program in the design and processing of semiconductor materials and devices.  He is also Executive Director of AIM Photonics Academy.

Lionel C. Kimerling

 

Jifeng Liu

Jifeng Liu is an Associate Professor at Dartmouth College. His major research field includes integrated Si photonics for ultralow energy photonic datalinks as well as nanomaterials and nanostructures for solar thermal and solar photovoltaics.

Jifeng Liu

 

Dennis Prather

Dennis Prather began his professional career by joining the US Navy in 1982, where he still serves in the reserves and holds the rank of CAPT (O-6) as an Engineering Duty Officer; he received his PhD from the University of Maryland in 1997. Dennis is the College of Engineering Distinguished Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Delaware. His research focuses on both the theoretical and experimental aspects of RF-photonic elements and their integration into various systems for imaging, communications and Radar.

Dennis Prather

 

Stefan Preble

Stefan Preble is an Associate Professor in the Kate Gleason College of Engineering at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He is an expert in Silicon Photonic devices and circuits and is working to implement the technology in high performance computing, communication and sensing systems.

Stefan Preble

 

Sajan Saini

Sajan Saini is the Education Director at AIM Photonics Academy, MIT. He has been a lecturer at Princeton University in writing and science communications, and was formerly a member of the physics faculty at Queens College of CUNY. His photonics research interests include waveguide optical amplifiers, nanostructured materials, and photonic crystal devices.

Sajan Saini

 

Erman Timurdogan

Erman Timurdogan is the Director of PDK development at Analog Photonics: he defines the roadmap and leads the documentation, design and verification of the APSUNY Process Design Kit (APSUNY PDK) at AIM Photonics. Erman received his PhD in electrical engineering and computer science at MIT, where he demonstrated ultra-low power silicon modulators, a 3D integrated silicon electronic-photopic communication link, and the first silicon-based efficient second harmonic generator. His research focus is on electronic-photonics systems for high-speed, low power communications; he has authored over 65 peer-reviewed conference and journal publications, and co-authored patents with over 1000 citations.

Erman Timurdogan

 

Kazumi Wada

Kazumi Wada is a Visiting Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He has authored and coauthored more than 200 refereed journal papers and has edited 13 books. He filed more than 20 US-IPs and 10 JP-IPs. 

Kazumi Wada

 

Ed White

Ed is responsible for the AIM Photonics’ Test, Assembly and Packaging business located in Rochester. He worked at Kodak, where he held several executive positions with global responsibility. After leaving Kodak in 2009, Ed led JML Optical Company as President and CEO in an interim capacity and in 2010 he founded Edward White Consulting, LLC.

Ed White