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Authors: H. Nikkhah, K. Van Acoleyen, R. Baets
Title: Optical Phased Arrays in Silicon on Insulator for Optical Wireless Systems
Format: International Conference Poster
Publication date: 6/2011
Journal/Conference/Book: International Symposium on Green Radio over Fiber & All Optical technologies for Wireless Access Networks (GROWAN2011)
Volume(Issue): p.P5
Location: Brest, France
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Optical phased array antennas (OPAs) have significant potential for optical beam steering, which has the application to high speed optical wireless links. In this paper, the characteristics of a two dimensional OPA with a structure composed of 2×2 and 4×4 antenna elements are verified. Beam steering by wavelength tuning of -0.16°/nm is measured and a required steering range of 1.97° is achieved within a -3dB coverage range of 5° in the theta direction and 7° in the phi direction.

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