Single-chip optical beam forming network in LPCVD waveguide technology based on optical ring resonators

L. Zhuang, C.G.H. Roeloffzen, Rene Heideman, A. Borreman, Arjan Meijerink, Wim van Etten

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    Abstract

    Abstract — Optical ring resonators (ORRs) can be used as continuously tunable delay elements in a beam forming network for a phased-array antenna system. The bandwidth of such delay elements can be enhanced by cascading multiple ORRs. When delays and splitting/combining circuitry are integrated in one optical circuit, an optical beam forming network (OBFN) is obtained. In this paper, the principles of optical beam forming using ORRs are explained and demonstrated, by presenting measurements on a 1×4 OBFN chip, realized in LPCVD waveguide technology. To our knowledge, this is the first single-chip demonstration of continuous optical beam forming.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics (MWP'2006)
    Place of PublicationGrenoble, France
    PublisherIEEE
    PagesF1.4
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)1-4244-0204-2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 4 Oct 2006
    Event2006 IEEE International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics, MWP 2006 - Grenoble, France
    Duration: 3 Oct 20066 Oct 2006

    Publication series

    Name
    PublisherIEEE
    Number2

    Conference

    Conference2006 IEEE International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics, MWP 2006
    Abbreviated titleMWP
    CountryFrance
    CityGrenoble
    Period3/10/066/10/06

    Keywords

    • EWI-2818
    • IR-57713
    • METIS-238030

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