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Si Photonics

Fields

  • Development of silicon photonic devices such as waveguides, modulators, detectors for applications in data and telecom
  • Implementation of transmitters and receivers in IHP technology, such as PIC and ePIC technology
  • Nonlinear devices, SiN photonics, Germanium and Carbon photonics
  • Characterization and modelling
  • Application of silicon photonics in lifescience

Focus

In the age of social-media and 24hrs connectivity data centers became a corner-stone of the internet. At the same time, disaggregation became a central topic for implementing future computing infrastructure. With this in mind photonic-electronic integration and scalability of photonic solutions moved into the focus of major electronic companies worldwide. During the last decade, there has been considerable effort world-wide to realize opto-electronic communication systems using silicon technology. Our main focus is development and application driven research in the field of silicon-based technologies, components and systems for high bit rate communications. Leveraging IHP’s high-speed RF SiGe:C BiCMOS technology and innovate in-house technology integration will enable opto-electronic technologies fit for future transceiver sub-systems and photonic-electronic ASICs.

 

Main Achievements

  • 10G monolithic traveling wave modulator with driver (ECOC 2013)
  • 28G monolithic direct detection receiver (OFC 2014)
  • 56G monolithic QPSK receiver (OFC 2015)
Contact

Prof. Lars Zimmermann

 

IHP

Im Technologiepark 25

15236 Frankfurt (Oder)

Germany

Phone: +49 335 5625 407

Projects

SITOGA

Silicon CMOS compatible transition metal oxide technology for boosting highly integrated photonic devices with disruptive performance

MERMIG

Modular CMOS Photonic Integrated Micro-Gyroscope

PHOIBOS (SiP)

Photonische Wirebonds für optische Multi-Chip-Systeme

SASER – Silicon Photonics

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Das Gebäude und die Infrastruktur des IHP wurden finanziert vom Europäischen Fonds für regionale Entwicklung, von der Bundesregierung und vom Land Brandenburg.