Advanced integrated optical beam forming networks for broadband phased array antenna systems

Maurizio Burla

Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT

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Abstract

This thesis deals with a special way to fully exploit and further enhance the high flexibility of those complex yet very powerful type of antennas, mainly in terms of speed, compactness and cost. A number of fields have benefited the extremely low loss and broad bandwidth of optical communication technology. Especially interesting to us are the capabilities and extended possibilities brought to the world of microwave and antenna engineering by the use of optics and, specifically, of integrated photonics. This field is known as integrated microwave photonics. The huge bandwidth and extreme low loss of optical fibers can be harnessed to implement very capable signal processing circuits for high-frequency electrical signals.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • University of Twente
Supervisors/Advisors
  • van Etten, W., Supervisor
  • Roeloffzen, C.G.H., Advisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date18 Sep 2013
Place of PublicationEnschede, The Netherlands
Publisher
Print ISBNs978-90-365-0729-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Sep 2013

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