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OPTICAL PHASED ARRAY USING GUIDED RESONANCE WITH BACKSIDE REFLECTORS

United States Patent Application

20170023804
A1
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Methods and systems for controlling the phase of electromagnetic waves are disclosed. A device can consist of a guided resonance grating layer, a spacer, and a reflector. A plurality of devices, arranged in a grid pattern, can control the phase of reflected electromagnetic phase, through refractive index control. Carrier injection, temperature control, and optical beams can be applied to control the refractive index.
HORIE, Yu (Pasadena, CA), ARBABI, Amir (Pasadena, CA), FARAON, Andrei (La Canada Flintridge, CA)
15/ 282,592
September 30, 2016
STATEMENT OF INTEREST [0002] This invention was made with government support under DE-SC0001293/T-107198 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention. The invention described herein was made in the performance of work under a NASA contract, and is subject to the provisions of Public Law 96-517 (35 USC 202) in which the Contractor has elected to retain title.