28 February 2006 2D scalable optical controlled phased-array antenna system
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Abstract
A novel optoelectronically-controlled wideband 2-D phased-array antenna system is demonstrated. The inclusion of WDM devices makes a highly scalable system structure. Only (M+N) delay lines are required to control a M×N array. The optical true-time delay lines are combination of polymer waveguides and optical switches, using a single polymeric platform and are monolithically integrated on a single substrate. The 16 time delays generated by the device are measured to range from 0 to 175 ps in 11.6 ps. Far-field patterns at different steering angles in X-band are measured.
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Maggie Yihong Chen, Brie Howley, Xiaolong Wang, Panoutsopoulos Basile, Ray T. Chen, "2D scalable optical controlled phased-array antenna system", Proc. SPIE 6126, Photonics Packaging and Integration VI, 61260I (28 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.660142; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.660142
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