ACACIA COMMUNICATIONS INC.
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|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20140147079||COUPLING OF FIBER OPTICS TO PLANAR GRATING COUPLERS - Techniques, methods, structures and apparatus that provide the efficient coupling of light to/from one or more optical fibers to/from planar grating waveguide couplers positioned on photonic integrated circuits.||05-29-2014|
|20130233824||LOW-LOSS, WIDE-BAND GRATING COUPLER AND METHOD OF MAKING SAME - A method for fabricating a grating coupler having a bottom mirror in a semiconductor wafer including etching a trench from a top surface of a wafer and around a grating coupler formed in the wafer; etching a void underneath the grating coupler; etching a via into the void from the backside of the wafer; and depositing a mirror on the bottom of the grating coupler. Alternatively, additional oxide may be deposited on the bottom of the grating coupler prior to the deposition of the mirror such that a desirable oxide thickness on the bottom is achieved.||09-12-2013|
|20130209022||INTEGRATED BROADBAND OPTICAL ISOLATOR - An integrated broadband optical isolator that operates over a wide bandwidth, wherein the optical isolator comprises sinusoidally driven phase modulators inside an interferometer. In one exemplary embodiment the optical isolator comprises: a 1×N input optical coupler, where N>2; a N×1 output optical coupler; N optical waveguides optically connecting the 1×N input optical coupler to the N×1 output optical coupler, each one of the N optical waveguides including two phase modulators, wherein each of the phase modulators are driven at a frequency f and wherein the time it takes an optical signal to travel from the center of one phase modulator in a particular waveguide to the center of the other phase modulator in that particular waveguide is substantially equal to ¼f.||08-15-2013|
|20130209020||THREE PORT TRANSCEIVER - An optical coherent transceiver comprising a polarization and phase-diversity coherent receiver and a polarization and phase-diversity modulator on the same substrate interfaced by three grating couplers, on grating coupler coupling in a signal, one grating coupler coupling in a laser signal, and a third grating coupler coupling out a modulated signal.||08-15-2013|
|20130064329||PHASE SLIP REDUCTION METHOD - Disclosed herein are methods and techniques for reducing phase slips in optical communications systems and in particular methods and techniques that operate in receivers for a coherent communication system transmitting modulated data symbols exhibiting N-ary symmetrical constellation and predetermined reference symbols.||03-14-2013|
|20120233526||GENERATION OF SOFT BIT METRICS FOR DIFFERENTIALLY ENCODED QUADRATURE PHASE SHIFT KEYING (QPSK) - A computer implemented method for generating soft bit metric information of telecommunications systems employing differential encoding of data.||09-13-2012|
|20120226919||STAGGERED POWER-UP AND SYNCHRONIZED RESET FOR A LARGE ASIC OR FPGA - Methods and apparatus for controlling the power-on current transients and for providing a gradual current draw in an ASIC or FPGA having a high gate count and a number of physical blocks are disclosed. Additionally, method(s) are disclosed which ensure related blocks emerge from a reset state on a common clock cycle even when the related blocks are geographically dispersed over a large area producing multiple clock cycle latency periods for signals between blocks. Complete flexibility of physical block start up is achieved by software control which permits the sequence and number of physical blocks started simultaneously.||09-06-2012|
|20120224846||Fault Localization and Fiber Security in Optical Transponders - Designs, methods, and applications for fault localization and fiber security in optical transponders is described. In one embodiment a two-way time transfer protocol or other suitable method for synchronizing clocks between distant transponders is used. The clock synchronized transponders have digital signal processing to continually detect high precision time-histories of physical layer attributes in the transmission between the two transponders. Physical layer attributes can include: state-of-polarization changes, changes in polarization-mode-dispersion, change in propagation delay, changes or loss-of-light, changes in OSNR, changes in BER between the two nodes. By recording these physical layer changes and time-stamping them information on the magnitude and estimated location of the changes can be inferred by from the time records. In one aspect the method may be used in a distributed optical sensor for monitoring trespassing events that are a risk to fiber security of an optical transmission link.||09-06-2012|
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