OIDA Sponsored Webinar: Paving the Way for InP Photonic Integrated Circuits from Concept to Tape-out

9 September 2020, 11:00 - 12:00 - Eastern Daylight Time (UTC - 04:00)

Streamlining the design process, shortening the development cycle, and reducing the transition to manufacturing remain some of the most demanding requirements for photonic integrated circuit (PIC) designers. During this webinar, Infinera and VPIphotonics will present a design and fabrication workflow for InP PICs developed to address these needs. The workflow is based on the Infinera Process Design Kit (PDK), which includes devices optimized to ensure the best performance and yield within Infinera’s InP foundry. VPIphotonics and Infinera collaborated to develop compact models for these PDK building blocks to allow for rapid prototyping of application-specific PICs. Join our webinar to learn how to start your PIC design with a graphical circuit representation and system simulation in VPIphotonics’ software environment and smoothly proceed with physical layout implementation, verification, and fabrication by Infinera’s InP foundry.

Sponsored By: 

Dr. Gloria Hoefler, Director Advanced Development, Infinera

Dr. Gloria E. Hoefler holds Ph.D. M.S. and B.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She worked at 3M’s Corporate Research Laboratories, HP’s Optoelectronic Division, LumiLeds Lighting, Agilent Technologies, Corning and Infinera in research and development as well as high-volume manufacturing of optoelectronic devices and photonic integration platforms. Dr. Hoefler has co-authored over 70 peer-reviewed and invited papers and holds multiple patents in the area of optoelectronic devices. She is an SPIE Fellow, an IEEE and OSA Sr. member and Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing. Currently, she is Director of Advanced Development at Infinera working on photonic integrated circuits and photonic integration platforms.


Eugene Sokolov, Senior Application Engineer, VPIphotonics

Eugene Sokolov is a Senior Application Engineer at VPIphotonics. He has 10 years of experience in the development of market leading PDA products, specifically in the modeling of modern photonic and optoelectronic devices and next generation photonic integrated circuits (PICs). Eugene joined VPIphotonics in 2010 and he currently works in the US office located in Norwood, Massachusetts. Eugene takes part in the development of standardized Process Design Kits (PDKs) and interoperability between circuit-level simulators and mask layout/electronic design automation (EDA) tools. Eugene received his MSc. Degree in Physics (Laser Physics) from the Belarusian State University and he is working towards his PhD in modeling polarization effects in VCSELs. Eugene can be contacted via email at





Dr. Yuchun Zhou, Photonic Integrated Circuit Development Engineer, Infinera

Yuchun Zhou received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering (Nanoscale Devices and Systems) from the University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA. His graduate work involved theoretical and experimental investigation of using core-shell silicon nanowires for sub-bandgap photon detection. Upon completing his Ph.D. studies, he joined Lumentum as an Integration engineer on multiple III-V photonic components for 3D-sensing and tele/data communications. Since 2017, he has been with the Advanced Development group at Infinera Corporation as a Photonic Integrated Circuit Development Engineer focusing on InP PIC design, optical component and system level modeling and simulations.



The views expressed in this webinar do not reflect those of OIDA and The Optical Society.