We report experimental results on an optical beamformer capable of independent amplitude and phase control of RF signals fed to an antenna array. We investigate its performance for beam direction adjustment and side lobe suppression.
© 2010 IEEE Communications Society, IEEE Photonics Society, OSA, Telcordia
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(070.0070) Fourier optics and signal processing : Fourier optics and signal processing
(070.1170) Fourier optics and signal processing : Analog optical signal processing
(060.5625) Fiber optics and optical communications : Radio frequency photonics
M. M. Sisto, M. E. Mousa Pasandi, L. A. Rusch, and S. LaRochelle, "Optical Phase and Amplitude Control for Beamforming with Cascades of Gires-Tournois Bragg Grating Filters," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper OThF3.
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