VPItoolkit™ PDK HHI

VPItoolkit PDK HHI is a pluggable toolkit which extends VPIcomponentMaker Photonic Circuits by adding the support of the InP photonics Process Design Kit (PDK) for the Multi Project Wafer runs offered by the Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, Heinrich Hertz Institute, HHI.

It enables the rapid design of Indium Phosphide monolithically integrated passive and active photonic circuits for their subsequent fabrication at the HHI Photonic InP Foundry.

VPItoolkit PDK HHI supports export of layout for designed circuits to PhoeniX OptoDesigner by Synopsys, IPKISS by Luceda Photonics and Nazca Design. All of these layout design tools can also be used for a seamless GDS mask generation.

VPItoolkit PDK HHI - BBs list

Overview of building blocks available in VPItoolkit PDK HHI

Design Examples

Transmitter and Receiver PIC for THz applications

This demo shows a possible design of the photonic integrated circuit based on generic integration technology combining a transmitter [1] and a receiver for the THz applications in a single chip.

Circuit design of optical device with VPItoolkit PDK HHI

Final packaging design

[1] F.M. Soares, J. Kreissl, M. Theurer, E. Bitincka, T. Goebel, M. Moehrle, and N. Grote, "Transmitter PIC for THz Applications Based on Generic Integration Technology", The 25th International Conference on Indium Phosphide and Related Materials (IPRM2013, May 19 - 23, 2013, Kobe, Japan).

Flat-top filter based on ring-loaded unbalanced MZI structure

Resonance effects provided by two Mach-Zehnder Interferometer (MZI) structures: an unbalanced and a ring-loaded MZI are superposed to produce a high-order flat-top passband transfer function.

VPItoolkit PDK HHI - MZI

Circuit design of optical device with VPItoolkit PDK HHI

VPItoolkit PDK HHI - Fabrication Tolerances

Analysis of fabrication tolerances