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—An experimental prototype is presented that illustrates the implementation aspects and feasibility of the novel ring resonator-based optical beamformer concept that has been developed and analyzed in Part I of this paper . This concept can be used for seamless control of the reception angle in broadband wireless receivers employing a large phased array… (More)
We report a high performance phase modulation direct detection microwave photonic link employing a photonic chip as a frequency discriminator. The photonic chip consists of five optical ring resonators (ORRs) which are fully programmable using thermo-optical tuning. In this discriminator a drop-port response of an ORR is cascaded with a through response of… (More)
—A squint-free, continuously tunable optical beamformer system for phased array receive antennas is proposed and experimentally demonstrated, which involves an integrated ring resonator-based optical beam forming network, filter-based optical SSB-SC modulation and balanced coherent detection.
A novel squint-free, continuously tunable beamformer mechanism for a phased array antenna system is proposed. It consists of filter-based optical single-sideband suppressed-carrier modulation, a fully integrated optical beam forming network using cascades of optical ring resonators as tunable delay elements, and balanced coherent optical detection. The… (More)
— A novel optical beamformer system for phased array transmit antennas is proposed and experimentally demonstrated. It is based on an optical IM/DD link through a ring resonator-based optical beam forming network chip.
A squint-free, continuously tunable optical beamformer for broadband phased array receive antennas is proposed. The complete system is demonstrated, including E/O and O/E conversions, and optical signal processing. The latter involves delay synchronization and coherent optical combining, which is performed in an integrated ring resonator-based optical beam… (More)
to other sensing branches star coupler Multi-sensing array, each sensor is EO-modulated with a different frequency
INTRODUCTION For enhanced communication on board of aircraft, novel antenna systems with broadband satellite-based capabilities are required. So far existing L-band satellite based systems for communications are used primarily for passenger application (APC) or administrative communications (AAC); initially analogue voice and now data are tending to evolve… (More)
One of the key research topics of the Telecommunication Engineering (TE) Group at the University of Twente (UT) is RF Photonics. The aim of this field is to develop schemes that utilize the advantages of optical technology for performing RF functions in wireless communication systems. Examples of such functions are high-frequency filtering, frequency… (More)
Integrated-optical (IO) micro-ring,-disk, and-sphere resonators have been long considered as a good candidate to enhance optical sensor performance. To the best of our knowledge, none of previous reported works - has explicitly attributed such (expected) enhancement to slow-light  phenomenon, i.e. a phenomenon where the group velocity of light is… (More)