15 December 2003 Optical fiber beamformer for processing two independent simultaneous RF beams
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Proceedings Volume 5260, Applications of Photonic Technology 6; (2003); doi: 10.1117/12.543181
Event: Applications of Photonic Technology, 2003, Quebec City, Québec, Canada
We propose a novel architecture for an optical programmable dispersion matrix (PDM) able to process simultaneous independent RF beams. The proposal is demonstrated by processing the transmission of two independent RF signals in two-channels with a resolution of 3-bit. The optical beamformer processes two independent RF-beams, for eight different angular directions, and it is based on a binary array of three delay lines. Each delay line is composed of four fiber Bragg gratings whose center wavelengths are channels 30 to 33 of the ITU grid. Beampatterns are characterized in transmit mode for two simultaneous RF beams in 0.6-1.5 GHz frequency range and azimuth angles from 0° to 70°.
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Mark Jaeger, Sergio C. Granieri, Azad Siahmakoun, "Optical fiber beamformer for processing two independent simultaneous RF beams", Proc. SPIE 5260, Applications of Photonic Technology 6, (15 December 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.543181; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.543181

Phased arrays


Fiber Bragg gratings

Channel projecting optics


Binary data

Phased array optics

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