RF-to-RF Characterization of a Phased Array Receive Antenna Steering System Using a Novel Ring Resonator-Based Integrated Photonic Beamformer

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

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    A novel ring resonator-based photonic beamformer has been developed for continuous and squint-free control of the reception angle of broadband phased array antenna systems. The core of the system is a ring resonator based optical beamforming network (OBFN) used for delay synchronization and coherent signal combining. The OBFN is integrated in a single chip realized in CMOS-compatible optical waveguide technology together with an optical sideband filter for singlesideband suppressed-carrier modulation, and an optical carrier reinsertion circuit for balanced coherent detection. This paper demonstrates the system functionality by RF-to-RF measurements of the phase and power responses of the integrated OBFN.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationIEEE International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics
    Place of PublicationValentia
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-4788-6
    Publication statusPublished - 14 Oct 2009
    Event2009 IEEE International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics, MWP 2009 - Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain
    Duration: 14 Oct 200916 Oct 2009

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    PublisherIEEE Computer Society Press


    Conference2009 IEEE International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics, MWP 2009
    Abbreviated titleMWP


    • METIS-264133
    • EWI-16473
    • IR-68329

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