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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2014
  • pp: 367–370

Two-dimensional apodized silicon photonic phased arrays

Jie Sun, Ehsan shah Hosseini, Ami Yaacobi, David B. Cole, Gerald Leake, Douglas Coolbaugh, and Michael R. Watts  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 2, pp. 367-370 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.000367


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Abstract

In this Letter, we demonstrate an 8×8 apodized silicon photonic phased array where the emission from each of 64 nanoantennas was tailored to exhibit Gaussian-shaped intensity distributions in the near field so that the sidelobes of the generated far-field optical beam were suppressed compared to that of a uniform phased array. With the aid of the 72 thermo-optic phase tuners directly integrated within the phased array, we dynamically shaped the generated optical beam in the far field in a variety of ways.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(250.3140) Optoelectronics : Integrated optoelectronic circuits
(280.5110) Remote sensing and sensors : Phased-array radar

ToC Category:
Remote Sensing and Sensors

History
Original Manuscript: October 28, 2013
Revised Manuscript: December 8, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: December 15, 2013
Published: January 15, 2014

Citation
Jie Sun, Ehsan shah Hosseini, Ami Yaacobi, David B. Cole, Gerald Leake, Douglas Coolbaugh, and Michael R. Watts, "Two-dimensional apodized silicon photonic phased arrays," Opt. Lett. 39, 367-370 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-2-367


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