Broadband phased array antenna steering by means of coherent signal combining in an integrated ring resonator-based optical beamformer

L. Zhuang, Arjan Meijerink, C.G.H. Roeloffzen, D.A.I. Marpaung, Rene Heideman, M. Hoekman, Arne Leinse, Wim van Etten

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    Abstract

    A squint-free, continuously tunable optical beamformer for broadband phased array receive antennas is proposed. The complete system is demonstrated, including E/O and O/E conversions, and optical signal processing. The latter involves delay synchronization and coherent optical combining, which is performed in an integrated ring resonator-based optical beam forming network, realized in low-loss, CMOScompatible TriPleX technology. Successful combination of four beamformer input channels has been demonstrated by means of RF-to-RF measurements.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 13th Annual Symposium of the IEEE/LEOS Benelux Chapter
    PublisherIEEE/LEOS Benelux Chapter
    Pages71-74
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)978-90-365-2768-2
    Publication statusPublished - 27 Nov 2008
    Event13th Annual Symposium of the IEEE/LEOS Benelux Chapter 2008 - Enschede, Netherlands
    Duration: 27 Nov 200828 Nov 2008
    Conference number: 13

    Publication series

    Name
    Number412

    Conference

    Conference13th Annual Symposium of the IEEE/LEOS Benelux Chapter 2008
    CountryNetherlands
    CityEnschede
    Period27/11/0828/11/08

    Keywords

    • EWI-14968
    • METIS-255459
    • IR-65346

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