ECE 697B CMOS Photonic IC Design
Fall 2013, Boise State University
Instructor : Vishal Saxena
Time : TBD
Course dates : TBD
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E-mail : vishalsaxena AT boisestate DOT edu
Lecture notes and accompanying material are here.
Assignments and projects can be found here.
MATLAB and Lumerical examples are posted here.
Course content – This course aims to expose graduate students to the emerging interdisciplinary area of CMOS Photonic IC design. The course will cover design of CMOS photonic devices and electronic signal condition circuits. Planned topics include:
· Fundamentals of silicon photonics and FDTD methods
· Passive components: SOI waveguides, couplers, grating couplers, MZI, microring resonators, microdisk, edge couplers, Bragg gratings
· Modulators and detectors: device modeling and behavioral modeling, Thermal devices.
· High-speed design: CML logic and latches
· TIA circuits, limiting amplifiers, buffers etc.
· MZI driver circuits, distributed drivers.
· CDR/PLL, Equalizers and other miscellaneous topics
· Photonic Systems: Optical serial links, photonic network-on-chips, etc.
· CMOS Photonic system level design and testing (Lab tours and demo).
Prerequisites – Strong background in Analog IC Design (ECE 511) and Electromagnetic Theory. Knowledge of circuit simulation in Spectre and Matlab scripting.
The course will be fast paced and prerequisite material in circuits and electromagnetics will not be covered. High level of student participation and effort is expected.
Textbook – No textbook. Lecture notes, handouts and references. The complete reference list for CMOS Photonic IC design is available here.
The course will require the use of Lumerical and Cadence design tools. The students will be required to sign NDAs for the technology PDKs used.
· Homeworks (25%): Weekly assignments incorporating Photonic and CMOS circuit design.
· Mid-Term Exam (25%)
· Project 1 (25%): TBA
· Project 2 (25%): TBA
Use of laptop in the class is encouraged for simulations while internet surfing is not.
Late work will not be accepted.
While collaboration in homeworks and projects is encouraged but blatantly copying stuff (plagiarism) is not allowed.