Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) has been awarded a contract from the Naval Air Warfare Center to develop a software tool—the Photonic-Integrated Circuit (PIC) Reliability and Evaluation (PICRE) tool—to predict the reliability of new silicon photonics (SiP) technology.
Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) and our university partner have teamed to identify and quantify failure mechanisms within silicon photonic integrated circuits (PICs) and then develop a software tool—the PIC Reliability and Evaluation (PICRE) tool—to predict the reliability of new silicon photonics (SiP) technology. In contrast to microelectronics, the reliability of SiP devices and systems is not thoroughly understood and no standard reliability models exist to predict their lifetime. As the Department of Defense (DoD) needs confidence in the reliability and long-term stability of these SiP devices prior to their deployment on fielded assets, developing such models is key to the adoption of SiP technology in DoD applications. PSI’s PICRE tool will address this critical need by synthesizing physics-based and empirical reliability-models to predict SiP reliability and pinpoint SiP failure mechanisms.
For more information contact:
Dr. Christopher Evans
Group Leader, Scalable Photonic Technologies
Physical Sciences Inc.
Office: (978) 689-0003
Acknowledgement of Sponsorship: This work is supported under a contract with the Naval Air Warfare Center. This support does not constitute an express or implied endorsement on the part of the Government.