ASPIC integration & Prototyping

img_5Bright Photonics develops and designs application-specific photonics ICs (ASPICs). We supply tested prototypes based on customer specifications and ready for system testing. In other cases we co-develop new applications, up to product lines, in close cooperation with long-term customers.

Options for obtaining ASPICs are custom foundries or multi-project wafer (MPW) shuttle runs. The latter reduces prototyping cost by an order of magnitude. Early on in the design phase we take into account packaging options and ramp up needs where applicable. BRIGHT photonics derisks and speeds up your PIC projects. We provide tailored solutions for successful ASPIC integration into your application.


Photonic IC Design


BRIGHT Photonics relies on a track record in PIC design including
  • Experience with 20+ foundries
  • Design of 300+ PICs
  • Participation in 25+ MPW runs

Together with the customer we find the best PIC technology and foundry for the project. We translate the application specification into a PIC circuit design and a foundry compatible mask layout for manufacturing.

Technologies include
  • SOI, Silicon photonics
  • InP / III-V photonics
  • SiN / TripleX
  • SiO2 / PLC
  • Polymer

We take into account packaging compatibility early on in the design stage and consider ramp up options when applicable.


Building Blocks for PIC designers

Building Blocks (BB) beyond standard libraries of MPW platforms can boost your PIC performance. Sometimes these BBs or IP-Blocks are even essential for specific PIC functionality. BRIGHT Photonics offers a wealth of BBs for your design project, which minimizes risk, speeds up design, and reduces development cost:

  • MPW compatible design modules
  • Validated Bright BB libraries
  • Custom Bright BBs

Examples of our licensed design modules are:

  • Arrayed Waveguide Gratings (AWG)
  • Multi-Mode-Interference couplers (MMI)
  • Tapers and routing

The modules provide beginner and expert user functionality. Out of the box BBs are available. Modules are foundry compatible with 10+ foundries. Custom foundries can be added and benefit from reuse of proven design logic.


PDKs for foundries

Having your own PIC manufacturing? BRIGHT Photonics provides tailored PDK implementations on your platform, including

  • In depth waveguide analysis
  • Customized design modules
  • BB design.