CMOS-compatible integrated optical delay line for broadband K u-band satellite communications

Maurizio Burla, David Marpaung, Leimeng Zhuang, Muhammad Rezaul Khan, Chris Roeloffzen, Arne Leinse, Marcel Hoekman, Rene Heideman

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We present the first demonstration of a broadband and continuously tunable integrated optical true-time-delay line, operating over the complete DVB-S satellite communication band, realized with a CMOS-compatible TriPleX TM waveguide technology. The integrated optical chip includes a delay line and an optical sideband filter (OSBF) based on reconfigurable optical ring resonators (ORR). The filter and the delay responses are software programmable and have been configured for Ku-band operation. For the first time, the continuous tunability between 0 and 277 ps is demonstrated over the complete for DVB-S satellite communication band (10.7-12.75 GHz).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 IEEE International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics, MWP 2012 - Proceedings
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781467328630
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics (MWP) 2012 - Noordwijk, Netherlands
Duration: 11 Sep 201214 Sep 2012 (Proceedings)


ConferenceIEEE International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics (MWP) 2012
Abbreviated titleMWP 2012
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  • microwave photonics
  • optical beamforming
  • optical delay lines
  • phased arrays
  • resonators
  • tunable delay

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