Photonics - Optics - Quantum

Making Light Work

Did you know...
...that innovators across Canada's National Design Network (CNDN) are doing outstanding work in photonics ...and that as of March 2018, these researchers have fabricated more than 700 projects in photonics and optoelectronics, including more than 500 silicon photonics projects, through CMC Microsystems?


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CNDN Photonics Success Stories - See full list of photonics success stories below


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  • Prototype Manufacturing: To submit an application, visit the MPW (Multi Project Wafer) fabrication schedule and select 'Opto technology' from the menu. Technologies
    • AMF Silicon on Insulator, Passives & Actives
    • Epitaxy options: NRC-CPFC III-V Epitaxy on InP Substrates | Landmark III-V Epitaxy on GaAs and InP Substrates | FBH-Berlin III-V Epitaxy on GaAs Substrates
  • University-Based Fabrication: For custom manufacturing equipment and processes, and financial (travel) assistance: CMC's MNT Facilities Portal 

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  • TestEquipment Loan Program
  • Packaging & AssemblyStandard and Custom Services and Integration Packaging and Assembly Products 
  • Training Includes: Passive Silicon Photonics Fabrication | Active Silicon Photonics Fabrication | CMOS-Silicon Photonics Design | System Integration and Packaging. For details visitTraining Courses and Tutorials
    • CMC, in partnership with UBC/Si-EPIC (Silicon Electronic-Photonic Integrated Circuits) (previously NSERC-CREATE), has provided opportunities for training industry and academics in the design, fabrication and test of photonic integrated circuits (PICs) targeting IME's silicon-on-insulator (SOI) technology and for opto-electronics integration targeting IBM 0.13 um CMOS technology. 
    • More than 400 students have been trained and had their designs fabricated via this globally recognized program. 
  • Webinars: Upcoming and past recordings


Canada's National Design Network - Photonics Success Stories

There is a vibrant photonics ecosystem in Canada. The transformation in products and services made possible by putting light to work increasingly has a made-in-Canada label. We’re pleased to work with Canadian innovators who contribute significantly to global advances in this field. Our post-secondary institutions are exemplary in engaging their students to become the next generation of photonics innovators.
                                - Dan Gale, Consultant & former VP & CTO, CMC Microsystems - 

CMC Microsystems has significant interaction with several organizations enabling photonics R&D and training:

Also see: Partners, and CMC's Annual Report and Highlights 


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