Separate carrier tuning scheme for integrated optical delay lines in photonic beamformers

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

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    We implement and experimentally demonstrate the separate carrier tuning technique on an optical ring resonator-based integrated optical delay line. For the first time, the carrier tuner, the delay elements and the optical sideband filter are integrated on the same chip. The proposed approach allows to reduce the complexity of the delay unit and makes the bandwidth independent of the absolute RF frequency. The demonstrated principle can be conveniently employed in any integrated non-coherent optical beamformer system.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publication2011 IEEE International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics jointly held with 2011 Asia Pacific Microwave Photonics (MWP2011)
    Place of PublicationUSA
    PublisherIEEE Photonics Society
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)978-1-61284-717-7
    Publication statusPublished - 19 Oct 2011
    Event2011 IEEE International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics, MWP 2011 - Singapore, Singapore
    Duration: 18 Oct 201121 Oct 2011

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    PublisherIEEE Photonics Society


    Conference2011 IEEE International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics, MWP 2011
    Abbreviated titleMWP
    Otherjointly held with 2011 Asia-Pacific Microwave Photonics Conference, APMP 2011


    • METIS-281549
    • Microwave photonics
    • IR-78361
    • Optical delay lines
    • tunable delay
    • optical beamforming
    • Resonators
    • EWI-20753
    • Phased arrays

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