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On-dimensional off-chip beam steering and shaping using optical phased arrays on silicon-on-insulator

Karel Van Acoleyen (UGent) , Katarzyna Komorowska (UGent) , Wim Bogaerts (UGent) and Roel Baets (UGent)
(2011) JOURNAL OF LIGHTWAVE TECHNOLOGY. 29(22). p.3500-3505
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Optical beam steering can find applications in several domains such as laser scanning, LiDAR (Light Detection And Ranging), wireless data transfer and optical switches and interconnects. As present beam steering approaches use mechanical motion such as moving mirrors or MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical Systems) or molecular movement using liquid crystals, they are usually limited in speed and/or performance. Therefore we have studied the possibilities of the integrated silicon photonics platform in beam steering applications. In this paper, we have investigated a 16 element one-dimensional optical phased array on silicon-on-insulator with a field-of-view of 23. Using thermo-optic phase tuners, we have shown beam steering over the complete field-of-view. By programming the phase tuners as a lens, we have also shown the focusing capabilities of this one-dimensional optical phased array. The field-of-view can easily be increased by decreasing the width of the waveguides. This clearly shows the potential of silicon photonics in beam steering and scanning applications.
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CRYSTALS, Beam steering, grating couplers, optical phased arrays, silicon-on-insulator technology, thermooptic effects

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Van Acoleyen, Karel, Katarzyna Komorowska, Wim Bogaerts, and Roel Baets. 2011. “On-dimensional Off-chip Beam Steering and Shaping Using Optical Phased Arrays on Silicon-on-insulator.” Journal of Lightwave Technology 29 (22): 3500–3505.
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Van Acoleyen, K., Komorowska, K., Bogaerts, W., & Baets, R. (2011). On-dimensional off-chip beam steering and shaping using optical phased arrays on silicon-on-insulator. JOURNAL OF LIGHTWAVE TECHNOLOGY, 29(22), 3500–3505.
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Van Acoleyen K, Komorowska K, Bogaerts W, Baets R. On-dimensional off-chip beam steering and shaping using optical phased arrays on silicon-on-insulator. JOURNAL OF LIGHTWAVE TECHNOLOGY. 2011;29(22):3500–5.
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Van Acoleyen, Karel, Katarzyna Komorowska, Wim Bogaerts, et al. “On-dimensional Off-chip Beam Steering and Shaping Using Optical Phased Arrays on Silicon-on-insulator.” JOURNAL OF LIGHTWAVE TECHNOLOGY 29.22 (2011): 3500–3505. Print.
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  abstract     = {Optical beam steering can find applications in several domains such as laser scanning, LiDAR (Light Detection And Ranging), wireless data transfer and optical switches and interconnects. As present beam steering approaches use mechanical motion such as moving mirrors or MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical Systems) or molecular movement using liquid crystals, they are usually limited in speed and/or performance. Therefore we have studied the possibilities of the integrated silicon photonics platform in beam steering applications. In this paper, we have investigated a 16 element one-dimensional optical phased array on silicon-on-insulator with a field-of-view of 23. Using thermo-optic phase tuners, we have shown beam steering over the complete field-of-view. By programming the phase tuners as a lens, we have also shown the focusing capabilities of this one-dimensional optical phased array. The field-of-view can easily be increased by decreasing the width of the waveguides. This clearly shows the potential of silicon photonics in beam steering and scanning applications.},
  author       = {Van Acoleyen, Karel and Komorowska, Katarzyna and Bogaerts, Wim and Baets, Roel},
  issn         = {0733-8724},
  journal      = {JOURNAL OF LIGHTWAVE TECHNOLOGY},
  keyword      = {CRYSTALS,Beam steering,grating couplers,optical phased arrays,silicon-on-insulator technology,thermooptic effects},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {22},
  pages        = {3500--3505},
  title        = {On-dimensional off-chip beam steering and shaping using optical phased arrays on silicon-on-insulator},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JLT.2011.2171477},
  volume       = {29},
  year         = {2011},
}

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