Integrated photonic Ku-band beamformer chip with continuous amplitude and delay control

M. Burla, D.A.I. Marpaung, L. Zhuang, Arne Leinse, M. Hoekman, Rene Heideman, C.G.H. Roeloffzen

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Abstract

We present the first demonstration of a broadband and continuously tunable integrated optical beamforming network (IOBFN) capable of providing continuously tunable true-time-delay up to 236 ps over the entire DVB-S band (10.7–12.75 GHz), realized with a CMOS compatible process. The tunable delays are based on reconfigurable optical ring resonators in conjunction with a single optical sideband filter integrated on the same optical chip. The delays and filter responses are software programmable. Four tunable delay lines are integrated on a single chip and configured to feed a 16-element linear antenna array. The broadband beam steering capability of the proposed IOBFN is demonstrated by the squint-free antenna pattern generated from the measured RF amplitude and phase responses of the optical delay line.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)1145-1148
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE photonics technology letters
Volume25
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2013

Keywords

  • optical beamforming
  • optical ring resonators
  • phased array antenna
  • photonic signalprocessing
  • IR-86257
  • Microwave photonics
  • True time delay
  • METIS-297696
  • EWI-23432

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Burla, M. ; Marpaung, D.A.I. ; Zhuang, L. ; Leinse, Arne ; Hoekman, M. ; Heideman, Rene ; Roeloffzen, C.G.H. / Integrated photonic Ku-band beamformer chip with continuous amplitude and delay control. In: IEEE photonics technology letters. 2013 ; Vol. 25, No. 12. pp. 1145-1148.
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Burla, M, Marpaung, DAI, Zhuang, L, Leinse, A, Hoekman, M, Heideman, R & Roeloffzen, CGH 2013, 'Integrated photonic Ku-band beamformer chip with continuous amplitude and delay control' IEEE photonics technology letters, vol. 25, no. 12, pp. 1145-1148. https://doi.org/10.1109/LPT.2013.2257723

Integrated photonic Ku-band beamformer chip with continuous amplitude and delay control. / Burla, M.; Marpaung, D.A.I.; Zhuang, L.; Leinse, Arne; Hoekman, M.; Heideman, Rene; Roeloffzen, C.G.H.

In: IEEE photonics technology letters, Vol. 25, No. 12, 15.06.2013, p. 1145-1148.

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