PHOTONICS CIRCUITS MADE SIMPLE
21 March 2002
The course uses the emerging Silicon-on-Insulator photonics technology as an example technology upon which to base discussion of the technical issues, but the course material is also applicable to a wide range of other technologies.
Comments from Delegates who attended our previous courses on Silicon on Insulator Photonics include:
“All the sections are relevant, interesting and useful”
“Content – very good, Notes – excellent”
“Well run and presented”
“Notes are very good – will serve as a useful reference”
“Provides a simple, yet comprehensive summary”…….. ”a very good reference for understanding the base issues and technical challenges"
There are many engineers who need a working understanding of photonics for their roles in Wafer Fab, Packaging, Reliability, Test etc. Similarly, many managers may also require the same level of understanding. The knowledge allows them to make informed decisions during design and development, and will help them during problem solving and improvement activities. However, they do not need the detailed mathematical introduction to photonics provided by our two-day course. Hence this one-day course provides a working knowledge of photonics, whilst demanding little mathematical expertise. The course uses the emerging
Silicon-on-Insulator photonics technology as an example technology upon which to base discussion of the technical issues, but the course material is also applicable to a wide range of other technologies.
Outline Syllabuso How integrated optical waveguides and optical fibres work, typical dimensions and material properties
o The causes and magnitudes of propagation loss for devices and systems
o The causes and magnitudes of insertion loss
o The way in which anti-reflection coatings work
o The effects of coupling and misalignment
o The effects of surface quality ( along ribs and end faces )
o The causes and magnitudes of thermal effects
o Polarisation effects
o The way in which active devices work ( eg. attenuators )
o The way in which an AWG works
o The way in which couplers works
o What is meant by the terms ‘effective index’, ‘propagation constant’, and ‘mode profile’.
This project received funding from the SEEDA Fund for Learning and Skills
The LecturerProfessor Graham T Reed BSc, PhD, MIEE, CEng
Professor Reed is responsible for initiating research activity in the UK in the field of silicon-on-insulator optical circuits. Based on the work at Surrey, Dr Andrew Rickman (Professor Reed's PhD student) started Bookham Technology PLC. Now a multi-million pound company, Bookham Technology was floated on the London Stock Exchange in April 2000. Dr Rickman has recently been quoted as saying "Work on Silicon Optical Circuits was started in the UK by Graham Reed at the University of Surrey. Bookham Technology have built on this work to develop a unique photonics business". Professor Reed's research group at Surrey have
continued to work in the field of SOI photonics, have made several major contributions, and is well known internationally. Professor Reed has published in excess of 70 refereed and invited publications, and has contributed to approximately 40 conference papers. He has also attracted multi-million pound funding to his research activity at Surrey.
PRICEPrice per person, including lunch, refreshments and printed course notes:
£350 Standard rate £330 Early Bird rate (for registrations received by 21st February 2002)
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Photonics Circuits - a 2-day Introduction
Photonics Made Simple
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Barbara Steel: 1 November 2001