Open-Access Silicon Photonics Platforms in Europe

Abdul Rahim, Jeroen Goyvaerts, Bertrand Szelag, Jean Marc Fedeli, Philippe Absil, Timo Aalto, Mikko Harjanne, Callum G. Littlejohns, Graham T. Reed, Georg Winzer, Stefan Lischke, Zimmermann Lars, Dieter Knoll, Douwe Geuzebroek, Arne Leinse, Michael Geiselmann, Michael Zervas, Hilde Jans, Andim Stassen, Carlos DominguezPascual Munoz, David Domenech, Anna Lena Giesecke, Max Christian Lemme, Roel Baets

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    Offering open-access silicon photonics-based technologies has played a pivotal role in unleashing this technology from research laboratories to industry. Fabless enterprises rely on the open-access of these technologies for their product development. In the last decade, a diverse set of open-access technologies with medium and high technology readiness levels have emerged. This paper provides a review of the open-access silicon and silicon nitride photonic IC technologies offered by the pilot lines of European research institutes and companies. The paper also highlights upcoming features of these platforms and discusses how they address the long-term market needs.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number8712400
    JournalIEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2019
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed



    • CMOS
    • Europe
    • foundry
    • Integrated circuits
    • Manufacturing
    • Modulation
    • open-access
    • photonic integrated circuits
    • photonic manufacturing
    • Photonics
    • Silicon
    • Silicon Nitride
    • Silicon photonics
    • Silicon-on-Insulator
    • Technological innovation
    • OtaNano


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