Integrated Microwave Photonics: The evolution from ASICs to Universal Processors – Presented by Jose Capmany, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia/ Iteam Research Institute at the 19th edition European Conference on Integrated Optics, which takes place on 3 – 5 April 2017 at Eindhoven University of Technology, Blauwe Zaal in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
This paper will be devoted to describe the two salient approaches that are available for the implementation of Integrated Microwave Photonics (MWP) chips from a functional point of view. On one hand, we will review the recent progress in Application-Specific Photonic Integrated Circuits (ASPICs), where a particular circuit and chip configuration is designed to optimally perform a particular MWP functionality . On another hand, recent progress will be reported on a radically different approach, the universal MWP signal processor architecture that can be integrated on a chip and is capable of performing all the main functionalities by suitable software programming of its control signals [7-9]. Continue reading “Integrated Microwave Photonics: The evolution from ASICs to Universal Processors – Presented by Jose Capmany, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia”