|M.Sc Student||Fisher Jonathan|
|Subject||Multi-Degree-of-Freedom (DOF) Extremum Seeking (ES)|
Stabilization of Large-Scale Photonic-Integrated
|Department||Department of Electrical Engineering||Supervisor||Professor Emeritus Moshe Nazarathy|
|Full Thesis text|
A novel control and calibration (C&C) systematic approach, aiming at feedback stabilization of large scale photonic-integrated circuits (PIC) to their optimal operating points (OOP) in D-dimensional space of tuning parameters is presented. The approach is based on reﬁnement of extremum-seeking (ES) real-time optimization techniques. The novel methodology enables, in principle, stabilizing a large number - D of tuning PIC’s degrees of freedom (DOFs), with just one (or several) optical power monitoring (probes) point(s).
The proposed C&C digital approach introduces multidimensional ES stabilization concepts to photonics for the ﬁrst time and proposes novel improvements to known ES techniques. In addition, a new frame-based discrete-multitone method, akin to an orthogonal-frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) modulation format, of actuation signals generation and probe signals detection is presented, enabling simultaneous stabilization of multiple coupled tuning degrees of freedom by virtue of the decoupling of the orthogonal linear and nonlinear excitations due to the usage of the OFDM frequency grid.
The new technique is exempliﬁed by numeric simulations of operating point stabilization of the following photonic integrated circuit structures:
1. Microring based BPSK modulator with D = 2 tuning DOFs
2. IQ modulator with D = 3 tuning DOFs