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Photonic integrated circuits for ultra-fast steering in phased-array antennas
Author(s): Francesco Amato; Giovanni Serafino; Filippo Scotti; Bilal Hussain; Veronica Toccafondo; Marco Chiesa; Claudio Porzi; Antonella Bogoni; Paolo Ghelfi

Paper Abstract

We report the design and implementation of a beam-forming network based on packaged integrated photonic circuits. Each of the four PICs emulating a phased-array antenna is optically fed by the 13GHz signal, and is able to adjust the phase exceeding 360° with a precision <1°. Experiments demonstrate an ultrafast antenna reconfiguration in less than 5ns

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 July 2019
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 11180, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2018, 1118078 (12 July 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2536179
Show Author Affiliations
Francesco Amato, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (Italy)
Giovanni Serafino, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (Italy)
Filippo Scotti, CNIT (Italy)
Bilal Hussain, CNIT (Italy)
Veronica Toccafondo, CNIT (Italy)
Marco Chiesa, CNIT (Italy)
Claudio Porzi, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (Italy)
Antonella Bogoni, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (Italy)
Paolo Ghelfi, CNIT (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11180:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2018
Zoran Sodnik; Nikos Karafolas; Bruno Cugny, Editor(s)

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