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  • MHI ISSS Seminar - Dr. Kamran Entesari, Friday, Oct. 21st at 2pm in EEB 132 and via Zoom

    Fri, Oct 21, 2022 @ 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Kamran Entesari, Texas A&M University

    Talk Title: Recent Advances in Millimeter-wave Silicon Photonics Circuits for Wireless Communications

    Series: Integrated Systems

    Abstract: Nowadays, continuously growing wireless traffic shapes the progress in the wireless communication systems. Therefore, next generation of wireless communication systems are actively
    investigated to accommodate expanding data traffic of the future. As one of the promising candidates, silicon photonics devices and circuits are able to improve the performance of the future wireless system.
    In this seminar, potential hybrid-integrated mm-wave silicon photonics receivers for future wireless communication systems are explored. The proposed mm-wave silicon photonics reconfigurable receiver front-end can be programmed as either a mm-wave band-pass filter (BPF) for channel selection or a mmwave notch filter for jammer rejection in adjacent and alternate channels within 20-43.5 GHz frequency range. This photonically-assisted mm-wave receiver is optimized for minimum noise figure (NF), maximum linearity or third-order input intercept point (IIP3) and maximum signal to noise ratio (SNR) by optical modulator bias control and optical amplification. Meanwhile, silicon photonics devices are
    vulnerable to process and temperature variations. As a result, they require manual calibration, which is expensive, time consuming, and prone to human errors. Therefore, precise automatic calibration solutions with modified monitor-based silicon photonic filter structures are demonstrated and employed in the mmwave silicon photonics receiver. Also, thermal crosstalk effect in the photonic devices is investigated, and substrate thinning is proposed to suppress this effect and reduce calibration time to less than half. The proposed monitor-based tuning method compensates fabrication variations and thermal crosstalk by controlling micro-heaters as tuning elements individually using electrical monitors. This approach
    successfully demonstrates calibration and dynamic tuning of silicon photonics filters in the mm-wave receiver from severely degraded initial magnitude response to a well-defined magnitude response.

    Biography: Kamran Entesari received his Ph.D. degree from University of Michigan Ann Arbor, in computer Engineering at
    Texas A&M University, College Station, where he is currently a Professor. His research interests include the design of RF/mm-wave integrated circuits and systems, and integrated RF/mm-wave photonics for wireless communications and sensing.
    Prof. Entesari was a recipient of the 2017 and 2018 Qualcomm Faculty Award, and the 2011 National Science Foundation CAREER Award. He was the corecipient of the 2009 Semiconductor Research Corporation Design Contest Second Place Award, the Best
    Student Paper Award of the IEEE RFIC Symposium in 2014 (second place), the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society award in 2011 (third place), and the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society award in 2013 (Honorable Mention). He is currently a Technical Program Committee Member of the IEEE RFIC Symposiums and was an Associate Editor of the IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters and a Member of Editorial Board for IEEE Solid-State Circuits Letters. He has published more than 150 peerreviewed
    IEEE journal and conference papers.

    Host: MHI - ISSS, Hashemi, Chen and Sideris

    More Info: Meeting ID: 928 5171 5526, Passcode: 638839

    More Information: Abstract and Bio-Oct 21-Entesari.pdf

    Location: Hughes Aircraft Electrical Engineering Center (EEB) - 132

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Marilyn Poplawski

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