Monolithic Phased Arrays: Radio Frequency to Optical


Speaker: Hossein Hashemi, University of Southern California


Time: June 18th (Thursday) evening 6.30 pm-8.30pm.

This lecture was part of the SSCS Webinar Series and can be accessed by IEEE Members here or on the SSCS website soon.


In 1965, Gordon Moore predicted that advancement in integrated circuit technology will enable monolithic microwave phased arrays that can revolutionize radar [1]. Nearly four decades later, monolithic microwave silicon phased arrays were reported for the first time [2]. Today, monolithic radio frequency, microwave, and millimeter wave phased arrays are turning mainstream in commercial products including automotive radars and high speed wireless transceivers. More recently, monolithic optical phased arrays have been reported [3] promising applications such as projection, imaging, communications, and ranging. This talk will cover the basics, history, and applications of phased arrays followed by state-of-the-art realizations from radio frequencies up to optical.


Hossein joined the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Southern California as an Assistant Professor in 2003, where he was the holder of Gordon S. Marshall Early Career Chair of Electrical Engineering from 2007-09. He was an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and systems—Part I: Regular Papers (2006–2007) and an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and systems—Part II: Express Briefs (2004–2005). Hossein was the recipient of the 2000 Outstanding Accomplishment Award presented by the von Brimer Foundation, the 2001 Outstanding Student Designer Award presented by Analog Devices, a 2002 Intel Fellowship, the 2003 Young Scholar Award presented by the Association of Professors and Scholars of Iranian Heritage, the 2008 Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Young Faculty Award, the 2008 USC Viterbi School of Engineering Junior Faculty Research Award, and an NSF CAREER Award in 2009. He was the co-recipient of the 2004 IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits Best Paper Award and the 2007 Lewis Winner Award for Outstanding Paper presented at the IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC).


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