Instructor(s): Akshay Naik / Manoj Varma
Course Code: NE 201 Course Credit: 2:1 Course Term: August

This course provides training in the use of various device and material characterization techniques. Optical characterization: optical microscopy, thin film measurement, ellipsometry, and Raman spectroscopy; Electrical characterization: Noise in electrical measurements, Resistivity with 2- probe, 4- probe and van der Pauw technique, Hall mobility, DC I-V and High frequency C-V characterization; Mechanical characterization: Laser Doppler vibrometry, Scanning acoustic microscopy, Optical profilometry, and Micro UTM; Material characterization: Scanning electron microscopy, Atomic force microscopy, XRD, and Focused ion beam machining.

Instructor(s): Sushoban Avasthi / Shankar Kumar Selvaraja
Course Code: NE 202 Course Credit: 0:1 Course Term: August

This course is designed to give training in device processing at the cleanroom facility. Four specific modules will be covered to realize four different devices i) p-n junction diode, ii) MOS capacitor iii) MEMS Cantilever iv) Microfluidic channel..

Instructor(s): Sushoban Avasthi / Shankar Kumar Selvaraja
Course Code: NE 203 Course Credit: 3:0 Course Term: August

This is a graduate-level course for students who are interested in micro and nano fabrication technology and process. The main object of the course is to introduce technology and processes that are used in fabricating advanced microelectronic devices and circuits. The primary focus is on the unit process technology.

Instructor(s): Shankar Kumar Selvaraja
Course Code: NE 310 Course Credit: 3:0 Course Term: January

This is a graduate-level course for students who are interested in the material and device aspect of photonics, particularly, integrated optics. The main object of the course is to understand the theory, design, and fabrication aspect of photonic devices and circuits from an application perspective.

Instructor(s): Shankar Kumar Selvaraja and CADFEM application expert
Course Code: SiPh hands-on Course Credit: NA Course Term:
The workshop is offline on-site at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, between 5-8 February 2024. The hands-on silicon photonics design workshop is based on the Ansys Lumuerical EDA platform. The workshop will be a combination of theory and design. The participants will get an insight into the fabrication and characterisation constraints as well. As a participant, you will be taken through the full product cycle from design idea to characterised chip.
Full registration will have an opportunity to get their design fabricated at the National Nano fabrication Center (NNfC) and characterised in the Photonics Research Lab, at the Center for Nano Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
Background requirement: Basic electromagnetics and Optics.
Registration Fee
  • Full registration cost for Industry professions/University faculty = 25,000.00+18% GST

  • Startups = 17,500.00+18% GST

  • Univerity students = 12,500.00+ 18% GST

 The registration cost includes training material and catering.

 *Accommodation and rental laptop during the workshop at additional cost.
 Since the number of seats are limited, based on the number of registration and screening, we shall send registration confirmation in the first week of January 2024. 
 Last date for registration requests is December 24 2023. 
For any query related to the workshop, please write to Please mention "Si photonics workshop" in the subject.



Monday 5th February

Session 1

Inauguration and introduction to the course

 Silicon Photonic Integrated Circuit basics

Photonic Integrated circuits design ecosystem

Lunch Break

Session 2

Introduction to Ansys Photonics Design and Simulation software

 Ansys Lumerical Photonics Desing and Simulation software: Introduction

Hands-on tool interface


6th February

Session 3

Waveguide basics and directional coupler

Hands-on: Waveguide and directional coupler design

Lunch Break

Session 4

Wavelength filter basics, Ring resonator and interferometer

Hands-on: Ring resonator and interferometer design and optimisation

Dinner and discussion session

Wednesday 7th February

Session 5

Light-chip coupler: Edge and Grating coupler

Silicon modulator

Lunch Break

Session 6

Application example: Sensing

Application examples: Transceiver

Thursday 8th February

Session 7

Fabrication process overview

Visit to Nanofabrication facility/ project design challenge

Lunch Break

Session 8

Photonic IC characterisation: visit and demo in Photonics research Lab

Valedictory Function / Feedback