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Highly dispersive photonic crystal fibers for true-time-delay modules of an x-band phased array antenna
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Paper Abstract

•A two-dimensional optically controlled phased array antenna (PAA) system is proposed. The system employs highly dispersive photonic crystal fibers (HDPCFs) to provide the true-time-delays (TTD). Independent azimuth and elevation control is obtained through a mid-stage optical wavelength conversion process. The dispersion of the fabricated is as high as -600 ps/nmkm around 1550 nm which is 33 times of conventional telecom SMF. By employing the PCFs to increase the dispersion, the TTD module size can be proportionally reduced. A 64-element (8x8) PCF-based PAA system is under construction. Simulation results operating at X-band are shown in this paper.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 July 2004
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5360, Photonic Crystal Materials and Devices II, (9 July 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.527992
Show Author Affiliations
Yongqiang Jiang, Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)
Zhong Shi, Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)
Brie Howley, Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)
Ray T. Chen, Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5360:
Photonic Crystal Materials and Devices II
Ali Adibi; Axel Scherer; Shawn-Yu Lin, Editor(s)

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