In this paper several optical beamforming architectures are proposed and experimentally demonstrated. The progress achieved for realizing these architectures with integrated optics is also reported. Due to its advanced features (fast-switching, huge bandwidth, immunity to EMI) the proposed photonic integrated beamforming architectures are a very promising alternative to traditional beam forming technologies for implementing beamformed base-station antennas in Fixed and Mobile Broadband Wireless Access networks operating in the mm-wave band. The work presented here has been carried out in the frame of the IST 2000-25390 OBANET project.
|Conference||conference; IST Mobile & Wireless Summit Conference, Thessaloniki, Greece; 2002-06-17; 2002-06-19|
|Period||17/06/02 → 19/06/02|
|Other||IST Mobile & Wireless Summit Conference, Thessaloniki, Greece|