Antennas; Microwave engineering; Microwave photonics; Integrated optics; Wireless communications; Signal processing; True-time-delay
SalaminYannick, BauerleBenedikt, HeniWolfgang, JostenArne, FedoryshynYuriy, HaffnerChristian, BonjourRomain, WatanabeTatsuhiko, BurlaMaurizio, ElderDelwin L., DaltonLarry R., LeutholdJuerg (2018), Microwave plasmonic mixer in a transparent fibre–wireless link, in Nature Photonics
Burla Maurizio, Bonjour Romain, Salamin Yannick, Abrecht Felix, Hoessbacher Claudia, Haffner Christian, Heni Wolfgang, Fedoryshyn Yuriy, Baeuerle Benedikt, Josten Arne, Elder Delwin, Dalton Larry, Leuthold Juerg (2018), Plasmonics for Next-Generation Wireless Systems, in 2018 IEEE/MTT-S International Microwave Symposium - IMS 2018
, Philadelphia, PAIEEE, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
Burla M., Wang X., Li M., Chrostowski L., Azaña J. (2018), Microwave Nanophotonic Technologies for Instantaneous Frequency Measurement Systems
, OSA, USA.
Leuthold Juerg, Bonjour Romain, Salamin Yannick, Hoessbacher Claudia, Heni Wolfgang, Haffner Christian, Josten Arne, Baeuerle Benedikt, Ayata Masafumi, Messner Andreas, Koch Ueli, Watanabe Tatsuhiko, Fedoryshyn Yuriy, Ma Ping, Burla Maurizio, Elder Delwin L., Dalton Larry R. (2018), Plasmonics for Communications, in Optical Fiber Communication Conference
, San Diego, CaliforniaOSA, USA.
Burla M., Bonjour R. (2018), Plasmonics for Integrated Microwave Photonics, in 44th European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC 2018)
, Rome, ItalyOSA, USA.
Leuthold Juerg, Salamin Yannick, Bonjour Romain, Josten Arne, Baeuerle Benedikt, Dorodny Alexander, Fedoryshyn Yuriy, Ma Ping, Elder Delwin L., Burla Maurizio, Dalton Larry R. (2018), Plasmonics for RF Photonics, in CLEO: Applications and Technology
, San Jose, CaliforniaIEEE, USA.
Leuthold Juerg, Bonjour Romain, Salamin Yannick, Hoessbacher Claudia, Heni Wolfgang, Haffner Christian, Josten Arne, Baeuerle Benedikt, Ayata Masafumi, Messner Andreas, Koch Ueli, Watanabe Tatsuhiko, Fedoryshyn Yuriy, Ma Ping, Burla Maurizio (2018), Ultrafast Beam Steering Enabled by Photonics & Plasmonics, in Optical Fiber Communication Conference
, San Diego, CaliforniaOSA, USA.
Geng Zihan, Xie Yiwei, Zhuang Leimeng, Burla Maurizio, Hoekman Marcel, Roeloffzen Chris G. H., Lowery Arthur J. (2017), Photonic integrated circuit implementation of a sub-GHz-selectivity frequency comb filter for optical clock multiplication, in Optics Express
, 25(22), 27635-27635.
Haffner Christian, Heni Wolfgang, Elder Delwin L., Fedoryshyn Yuriy, Đorđević Nikola, Chelladurai Daniel, Koch Ueli, Portner Kevin, Burla Maurizio, Robinson Bruce, Dalton Larry R., Leuthold Juerg (2017), Harnessing nonlinearities near material absorption resonances for reducing losses in plasmonic modulators, in Optical Materials Express
, 7(7), 2168-2168.
de Chatellus Hugues Guillet, Schnebelin Come, Cortes Luis Romero, Burla Maurizio, Azana Jose (2017), Agile photonic generation of arbitrary RF chirped waveforms based on a single CW laser, in 2017 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe (CLEO/Europe) & European Quantum Electronics Con
, MunichOSA, USA.
De ChatellusH. G., CortésL. R., BurlaM., SchnébelinC., AzañaJ. (2017), Agile photonic generation of arbitrary RF chirped waveforms, in 2017 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2017 - Proceedings
, IEEE, USA.
Haffner C., Heni W., Chelladurai D., Dordevic N., Koch U., Fedoryshyn Y., Portner K., Burla M., Elder D. L., Robinson B., Dalton L. R., Leuthold J. (2017), Exploiting Material Resonances to Reduce Losses in Plasmonic Modulators, in Novel Optical Materials and Applications
, New Orleans, LouisianaOSA, USA.
Burla Maurizio, Bonjour Romain, Salamin Yannick, Abrecht Felix C., Haffner Christian, Heni Wolfgang, Hoessbacher Claudia, Baeuerle Benedikt, Josten Arne, Fedoryshyn Yuriy, Johnston Peter V., Elder Delwin L., Dalton Larry R., Leuthold Juerg (2017), Plasmonic Modulators for Microwave Photonics Applications, in Asia Communications and Photonics Conference
, Guangzhou, GuangdongOSA, USA.
The goal of this project is to create the first integrated microwave photonics (MWP) transceiver, operating at mm-wave frequencies, with direct optical-to-wireless and wireless-to-optical conversion and beam steering capability.Next generation 5G wireless networks need unprecedented data rate. Purely incremental evolution of current technologies is not sufficient to reach the envisioned network capacity. Radically novel approaches are therefore needed, namely, access to millimeter wave spectrum, use of many small cells, and beam focusing capability to compensate the high free-space path loss (FSPL) at mm-wave frequencies.Due to high transmission losses at these frequencies, optical technologies are needed for signal distribution. This creates a need for conversion from optical to electrical (wireless) signals. Literature showed that direct optical to mm-wave and sub-THz conversion has major advantages in terms of low conversion losses, simplicity with potential low cost.Current state-of-the art optical-to-wireless transmitters have already shown how to integrate photodiodes and antenna on a single package. But such systems neither take advantage of monolithic integration nor do they comprise integrated electronic amplifiers. The wireless range is thus very limited and functionality is rather low since hybrid system are hard to scale. Yet, beam-focusing and steering capability are needed to overcome the high free-space loss at mm-wave frequencies. Likewise, state-of-the art wireless-to-optical receivers require antennas, mm-wave amplifiers and modulators to convert the signals from the wireless domain back to the optical domain. Yet, current solutions are expensive and complex since they are based on discrete off-the shelf components. These limitation preclude the spread to a large-scale application in 5G wireless communications, where many small cells will be required.In this project I will target the creation of a novel enabling technology for high capacity millimeter-wave and THz wireless communications, through direct integration of electronics, photonics and antennas on chip. We will overcome both the range and scaling (cost) issue by monolithic integration of photodiodes, high-speed amplifiers and antennas on a single mm-wave transmitter chip. In addition, we will add true-time-delay for broadband beam steering. In the receive side, we will integrate antennas with high-speed electronics and broadband modulators on a single chip. The project is arranged to overcome the bottlenecks of wireless communications, opening the path towards ultra-broadband transceivers for direct optical-to-wireless and wireless-to-optical conversion at a low unit cost and deployable at large scale.