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VERTICAL-CAVITY SURFACE-EMITTING PHASE SHIFTER
preprintposted on 2023-09-05, 09:27 authored by dhaifallah Almutairi, Karl Johnson, Andrew Grieco, Alexei Smolyaninov, Yeshaiahu Fainman
This study proposes a novel technique for a 2D beam steering system using hybrid plasmonic phase shifters with a cylindrical configuration in a 2D periodic array suitable for LIDAR applications. A nanoscale VCSEP design facilitates a sub-wavelength spacing between individual phase shifters, yielding an expanded field of view and side lobes suppression. The proposed design includes a highly doped sub-micron silicon pillar covered by a thin layer of nonlinear material and an additional conductive metal layer. Characterization of a single VCSEP demonstrated a Free Spectral Range (FSR) of 53.28 ± 2.5 nm and a transmission variation of 3dB, with VπL equal to 0.075 V-mm.