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Silicon Photonics at IHP

Kolloquium der Abteilung 7

IHP is a member of the Leibniz Association. We develop state-of-the-art Silicon IC technologies in the area of broadband communications, providing external partners with access to these technologies by means of multi-project-wafers. At IHP and in the frame of the Joint Lab Silicon Photonics, we are currently developing a novel Silicon Photonics technology, combining several technology building blocks such as passive SOI nano-waveguide optics, high-performance HBT technology, O/E-waveguide technology and Germanium photodiodes. In the presentation, we shall provide an overview of the current status of the silicon photonics activities at IHP, with focus on photonic-electronic integration. We shall also provide examples of electronic-photonic subsystems realized in IHP’s photonic BiCMOS.