2018 AIM Photonics Winter Academy

When: January 16-18, 2018

Where: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA USA)

Come to MIT in January for a three-day program with intensive short courses on integrated photonics: materials, devices, photonic integrated circuit layout, and chip fabrication.

aim photonics logoLearn about

  • The benefits of electronic-photonic integration in emerging industry applications
  • Photonic materials properties, device design and photonic integrated circuit performance
  • The AIM Photonics Multi-Project Wafer (MPW) fabrication process
  • The Process Design Kit (PDK) approach for fabrication at AIM Photonics
  • Automated software design tools from vendors who collaborate with the AIM MPW process
  • Manufacturing process variation and guidelines for high-volume chip fabrication

Network with a cohort of colleagues from academia and industry.
Meet leading Electronic Photonic Design Automation (EPDA) software vendors and get a first introduction to photonic integrated circuit simulation, layout, and design rule check.
Collaborate and solve design problems that leverage the EPDA software tools.

Course Structure

  • mornings: lecture - lab/demo
  • afternoons: automated design demo – lecture - design challenge

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Who should attend?

AIM Winter 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 designing with the latest integrated photonic technology. 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 Winter Academy introduces attendees to the prerequisite skill set to take AIM’s online certification course (offered Spring, 2018) for design submissions to Multi-Project Wafer prototype runs at the AIM Photonics Institute’s fabrication facility in Albany, New York.

Registration includes a 3-day package and a networking dinner ($1000).  The course will take place in building 66, room 110.

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

Photo: Felice Frankel, MIT