Nanophotonic beam steering elements by means of silicon chips for wireless optical communication

01 October 2008 → 30 April 2012
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Applied mathematics in specific fields
    • Classical physics
    • Optical physics
  • Engineering and technology
    • Communications
    • Communications technology
    • Nanotechnology
    • Design theories and methods
wireless optical communication phased array integrated optics beam steering
Project description

An integrated approach will be developed in which beam steering elements will be integrated with other elements such as modulators. The approach will be concentrated around the 'silicon-photonics' platform with SOI (silicon-on-insulator) substrate. Beam steering will be achieved by means of a phased array of diffraction elements connected by waveguides and phase modulators with an on-chip laser or detector.