Phased array receive antenna steering system using a ring resonator-based optical beam forming network and filter-based optical SSB-SC modulation


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Zhuang, L. and Meijerink, A. and Roeloffzen, C.G.H. and Marpaung, D.A.I. and Pena Hevilla, J. and Etten, W.C. van and Heideman, R.G. and Leinse, A. and Hoekman, M. (2007) Phased array receive antenna steering system using a ring resonator-based optical beam forming network and filter-based optical SSB-SC modulation. In: International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics (MWP'2007), 3-5 Oct 2007, Victoria, BC Canada (pp. pp. 88-91).

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Abstract:A novel phased array receive antenna steering system is introduced. The core of this system is an optical ring resonator-based broadband, continuously tunable optical beam forming network (OBFN). In the proposed system architecture, filter-based optical single-sideband suppressed-carrier modulation and balanced coherent optical detection are used.
Such architecture has significant advantages over a straightforward architecture using optical double-sideband modulation and direct optical detection, namely relaxed bandwidth requirements on the optical modulators and detectors, reduced complexity of the OBFN chip, and enhanced dynamic range. Initial measurements on an actual 1×8 OBFN chip and an optical sideband filter chip are presented. Both are realized in CMOS-compatible planar optical waveguide technology.
Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item
Additional information:IEEE catalog number 07EX1761C Library of congress 2007923397
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Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS)
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Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/publications/61909
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MWP.2007.4378143
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