AIM Summer Academy

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Felice Frankel, MIT

AIM Photonics Summer Academy 2019
Fundamentals of Integrated Photonics: Principles, Practice, and Applications

Week of July 22-26, 2019

 

AIM Summer Academy 2019

Denis Paiste, Materials Research Laboratory, MIT

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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.

Students are required to bring a laptop for the applied track.

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. 

If you have questions about registration, please contact Julie Diop.

 

See the list of instructors for AIM Summer Academy 2019

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, chip fabrication and manufacturing, process variation, integrated photonics area applications, chip packaging and optical/electrical test characterization.   

Applied PIC Design

  • Training workshops in photonic integrated circuit design with AIM-compatible automated software, integrated photonics area applications, chip packaging & test characterization.  (Participant vendors - Synopsys, Lumerical, Mentor, Cadence)
 

 

Download the full schedules from 2019 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 Delaware, 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 Synopsys, 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 from 2018:

 

 

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 2019 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 from AIM Summer Academy 2018:  

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 students who are also US citizens.  Please contact Julie Diop if you are interested in pursuing this option.

 

You can find more information regarding local accommodations around MIT preferred here.

 

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 March, 2019 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 from AIM Summer Academy 2019:

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

Madeleine Glick

Dr. Madeleine Glick is Senior Research Scientist at Columbia University. She has been a Research Associate at CERN, Geneva and Principal Engineer at Intel Research. Her main research interest is in the applications of photonics to enhance performance and energy efficiency in data centers and computing systems. 

Madeleine Glick

 

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

Benjamin L. Miller

Prof. Miller has undergraduate degrees from Miami University (Ohio) in Chemistry (B.S.), Mathematics (A.B.), and German (A.B.) in 1988, and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Stanford in University.  Following a stint as an NIH postdoctoral fellow at Harvard in Stuart Schreiber’s laboratory, he joined the University of Rochester faculty in 1996, where he is currently Dean’s Professor of Dermatology, Biochemistry and Biophysics, Biomedical Engineering, and Optics. Miller is a founder of Adarza BioSystems, Inc., and the Academic Lead for Integrated Photonic Sensors in AIM Photonics.  

Benjamin L. Miller

 

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 a 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

 

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

 

Martin Zirngibl

Martin Zirngibl was named Corporate CTO in June 2018. He joined Finisar in 2016 as a VP Technology Fellow responsible for coherent product strategy. Prior to Finisar, he held progressive managerial roles at Nokia Bell Labs including Director of Optical Networking Research and Executive Director of Device and Subsystems Research. He also served as a member of technical staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories. Dr. Zirngibl holds a PhD in Physics from the Swiss Institute of Technology, Lausanne and a Diploma in Theoretical Physics from the same Institute. He received the Bell Labs Fellow award in 2008 and has published more than 100 scientific papers and filed over 50 patents.

Martin Zirngibl

 

 

 

 

Supporting instructor for AIM Summer Academy 2019:

Jelena Notaros

Jelena Notaros is currently a Ph.D. student and researcher in the Photonic Microsystems Group at MIT. Her research interests are in integrated silicon photonics devices, systems, and applications, with an emphasis on integrated optical phased arrays for LiDAR and augmented reality. Jelena has received a number of awards and recognitions, including the 2018 Top-Three DARPA Riser Award, MIT Presidential Fellowship, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, 2019 OSA CLEO Chair's Pick Award, 2014 IEEE Region 5 Student Paper Competition Award, 2019 MIT MARC Best Overall Paper Award, and 2015 CU Boulder Chancellor’s Recognition Award.

Helena Notaros