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385015000 - WITH OPTICAL COUPLER

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
385033000 Lens 178
385037000 Grating 132
385032000 Coupling light through a waveguide bend or loop 32
385036000 Prism 17
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20100021109OPTICAL WAVEGUIDE FILM AND OPTICAL TRANSMITTER AND RECEIVER MODULE - An optical waveguide includes: an optical waveguide core through which light propagates, at least one end portion of the optical waveguide core in a longitudinal direction thereof having an inclined surface; a reflective layer provided on the inclined surface and formed by a metal layer of silver or a silver alloy; a protective layer disposed to cover the reflective layer; and a cladding portion enclosing the optical waveguide core and having a lower refractive index than that of the optical waveguide core.01-28-2010
20130028558Wedge Light Guide - In one or more embodiments, wedge light guides are constructed that are monolithic in nature and include integrally-formed optical concentrators. The wedge light guide and its associated optical concentrators are defined by a mold. In at least some embodiments, structure within the mold that defines the optical concentrators can be used as injection ports through which formation material can be injected to form the monolithic wedge light guide.01-31-2013
20090220195OPTICAL DEVICE COMPRISING A COMPACT DISPERSING SYSTEM - A fibre optic transmission application, in particular, an optical device that can be incorporated into telecommunications equipment as well as into test and measurement equipment with reduced insertion loss, reduced crosstalk effects and reduced height, with increased versatility in the implementation of optical functions other than multiplexers and demultiplexers. Relates to components, modules, equipments and instruments such as multiplexers, demultiplexers, routers, channel monitors, and tunable filters that encompass such optical devices.09-03-2009
20100080508LIGHT GUIDING LAYER WITH INTEGRATED MIXING AND LIGHT EXTRACTING REGION - A light guiding layer comprises an optical incoupling structure (04-01-2010
20110194815DIELECTRIC WAVEGUIDE INTERSECTION WITH REDUCED LOSSES - A waveguide intersection includes an input waveguide and an output waveguide; a crossing waveguide intersecting the input waveguide and the output waveguide to form an intersection; and a block that is optically joined to the intersection such that a guided mode is produced within the intersection. A method of reducing optical losses within a waveguide intersection includes increasing a cross-sectional height of an intersection such that optical energy passing through the intersection is laterally confined.08-11-2011
20100074579POLYMER OPTICAL WAVEGUIDE AND METHOD OF PRODUCING THE SAME - A polymer optical waveguide includes: a core; and a cladding enclosing the core and extending along a direction of light propagation, the polymer optical waveguide having a substantially rectangular parallelepiped shape, and the polymer optical waveguide having, at least at a position near one end thereof in a longitudinal direction, a groove that has a surface inclined at an angle of 45° with respect to the light propagation direction which reflects light propagating through the core so as to change the light propagation direction by 90°.03-25-2010
20100111472Substrate Guided Relay with Pupil Expanding Input Coupler - An optical substrate guided relay (05-06-2010
20100040328DISTRIBUTING OPTICAL POWER WITH A POWER BALANCE RATIO SUBSTANTIALLY CONSTANT OVER A BROADBAND OF WAVELENGTHS - Methods of using an optical device capable of distributing the optical power presented at an input to specified ratios in two output ports. The devices and methods described herein have the ability to broaden the range of wavelengths over which the splitting ratio is even, or substantially even. Methods involve achieving a desired splitting ratio over a broad or ultra-broad wavelength range.02-18-2010
20130071062PLASMONIC TRANSDUCER WITH REDUCED CROSS SECTION AT MEDIA-READING SURFACE - A plasmonic transducer includes at least two metal elements with a gap therebetween. The metal elements are placed along a plasmon-enhanced, near-field radiation delivery axis. Cross sections of the metal elements in a plane normal to the delivery axis vary in shape along the delivery axis. The metal elements have a reduced cross section portion at a media-facing surface oriented normal to the delivery axis. A dielectric material surrounds the reduced cross section portion of the plasmonic transducer at the media-facing surface, and reduces deformation of the metal elements proximate the media-facing surface at elevated temperatures.03-21-2013
20090092357OPTICAL MODULE - An optical module comprises: an optical element array comprising plural optical elements that emits or receives light; and an optical waveguide comprising a clad and plural cores respectively with optical path changing portions, the cores being disposed in the clad with an interval. The optical path changing portions are optically connected to the optical elements. The optical path changing portions are arranged in a first direction having an angle with respect to a formation direction of the cores, the first direction being corresponding to an arrangement direction of said plurality of optical elements.04-09-2009
20090092356FABRICATION METHOD OF OPTICAL INTERCONNECTION COMPONENT AND OPTICAL INTERCONNECTION COMPONENT ITSELF - An optical fiber holder 04-09-2009
20090087140Attenuated optical splitter module - A compact optical splitter module is disclosed. One type of compact optical splitter module is a planar attenuated splitter module that includes a branching waveguide network having j≧1 50:50 splitters that form up to n≦204-02-2009
20130064502Plasmonic Transducer Having Two Metal Elements with a Gap Disposed Therebetween - A plasmonic transducer includes at least two metal elements with a gap therebetween. The metal elements are elongated along a plasmon-enhanced, near-field radiation delivery axis. Cross sections of the metal elements in a plane normal to the delivery axis vary in shape along the delivery axis. A waveguide is disposed along an elongated side of the plasmonic transducer. The waveguide is optically coupled to the plasmonic transducer along the elongated side.03-14-2013
20090238516SUBSTRATES FOR OPTICAL DIE STRUCTURES - Package substrates for optical die structures are generally described. In one example, an apparatus includes a package substrate having one or more plated through hole (PTH) structures, an optical waveguide coupled with the package substrate, the optical waveguide having one or more input/output (I/O) optical signal pathways to route I/O signals to and from the package substrate, and one or more optical fibers coupled with the optical waveguide, the one or more optical fibers being disposed in the PTH structures to route I/O signals to and from a motherboard.09-24-2009
20090232451LIGHT TRANSMITTING/RECEIVING DEVICE - An optical transmitting and receiving device enabling incident light from an exterior to be detected with high precision is provided. With an optical transmitting and receiving device 09-17-2009
20090232450Simple fiber optic cavity - A novel Fabry-Perot resonance cavity has been recognized. This cavity is formed by simple planar and concave mirrors that attached at the fiber ends. The concave mirror is precisely aligned to the core of the fiber. The concave lens is fabricated on the thin polymer film by making an indentation of correct geometry and smoothness. The concave mirror has multiple dielectric layers applied on the concave lens to achieve the final, desired optical characteristics.09-17-2009
20090232449Erbium-Doped Silicon Nanocrystalline Embedded Silicon Oxide Waveguide - An erbium (Er)-doped silicon (Si) nanocrystalline embedded silicon oxide (SiOx) waveguide and associated fabrication method are presented. The method provides a bottom layer, and forms an Er-doped Si nanocrystalline embedded SiOx film waveguide overlying the bottom layer, having a minimum optical attenuation at about 1540 nanometers (nm). Then, a top layer is formed overlying the Er-doped SiOx film. The Er-doped SiOx film is formed by depositing a silicon rich silicon oxide (SRSO) film using a high density plasma chemical vapor deposition (HDPCVD) process and annealing the SRSO film. After implanting Er09-17-2009
20090010595METHOD AND DEVICE TO IMPROVE BACKLIGHT UNIFORMITY - A method for providing a hot spot filter for a light guide is provided by taking an image of the light output pattern of an illuminated light guide. The hot spot filter may be a film, a layer, or an additional liquid crystal display dedicated to attenuating bright spots from the light guide. The hot spot filter may be incorporated into the image display by adjusting the grey scale of individual pixels to provide sufficient compensation.01-08-2009
20110280515COUPLED PLASMONIC WAVEGUIDES AND ASSOCIATED APPARATUSES AND METHODS - An apparatus and corresponding method in which the apparatus includes a dielectric waveguide and a metallic waveguide. The dielectric waveguide has an effective mode index and a longitudinal dimension. The metallic waveguide has a longitudinal dimension and supports a surface plasmonic mode of propagation for a wavelength lambda. The metallic waveguide and the dielectric waveguide are adjacent to each other and overlap each other by a length along the longitudinal dimensions of both the dielectric waveguide and the metallic waveguide, wherein the length is greater than the wavelength lambda in the metallic waveguide. The metallic waveguide is coupled to the dielectric waveguide where the metallic waveguide and the dielectric waveguide overlap each other.11-17-2011
20090180735Integrated light source and optical waveguide and method - An optical system and method including an integrated light source and optical waveguide that relies on internal reflection for coupling the light emitted from the source to the waveguide. The light source may include electroded or electrodeless plasma lamps, LEDs, and filament lamps. The optical waveguide may be shaped to form a compound parabolic waveguide. A system may also include an integrated light source, microwave waveguide, and optical coupler.07-16-2009
20090148098DEVICE FOR COUPLING RADIATION INTO OR OUT OF AN OPTICAL FIBRE - A device for coupling multimode pump light and a laser signal into or out of a cladding-pumped fibre laser is disclosed, comprising an output optical fibre, a substantially un-tapered feed-through optical fibre, an annular waveguide having a tapered section, and a plurality of multimode pump fibres such that: the signal feed-through fibre is located within the annular waveguide; the signal feed-through fibre is fused into the annular waveguide in the tapered section so that the annular waveguide becomes an additional cladding layer of the feed-through fibre; the end of the feed-through fibre that is fused into the annular waveguide is optically coupled to the output optical fibre; the multimode pump fibres are optically coupled to the annular waveguide in the un-tapered section. Methods of forming the device are also disclosed.06-11-2009
20100086255OPTICAL WAVEGUIDE AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME - Provided are an optical waveguide and a production method thereof which can constrict both the width and thickness of the SOI optical waveguide core layer in the same process and at the same time, simplify production process, and reduce optical losses. An optical waveguide includes a first clad layer formed on a semiconductor substrate; a first core layer formed on the upper side of the first clad layer with the use of a semiconductor material the refractive index of which is higher than that of the first clad layer; and a second clad layer formed on the upper side of the first core layer with the use of a material the refractive index of which is lower than that of the first core layer. The width of the first core layer is defined based on the width of an unoxidized semiconductor material sandwiched between oxide films the parts of which are thermally oxidized. The thickness of the first core layer is defined based on the thickness of an unoxidized semiconductor material sandwiched between the first clad layer and an oxide film the part of which is thermally oxidized. At least the input/output portion of the optical waveguide has a tapered waveguide portion where the width and thickness of the first core layer monotonically decreases or increases with respect to the propagation direction of light.04-08-2010
20100098378OPTICAL DEVICE FOR STORAGE AND PRODUCTION OF ENERGY - The present invention provides an optical device for inputting, producing, and storing energy. The device includes a core and a cladding surrounding said core, where the refractive index of the cladding is lower than the refractive index of the core. The device further includes at least one energy-capturing insert embedded in the core for capturing energy from the impact thereon of photons traveling through the core.04-22-2010
20090169155OPTICAL INTERMEDIARY COMPONENT AND OPTICAL DAUGHTER CARD MODULE - An optical intermediary component is suitable for guiding a light from an output optical path into an input optical path. The optical intermediary component includes a light guiding portion extending along a light axis. The light guiding portion has a light incident surface and a light emitting surface at two opposite ends thereof respectively. The light from the output optical path passes through the light incident surface and the light emitting surface of the light guiding portion in sequence, and is guided into the input optical path. The area of the light incident surface is greater than that of the light emitting surface. Therefore, a high assembly tolerance may reduce the manufacturing and assembly cost.07-02-2009
20090162010ELECTRODE HAVING NANOFILAMENTS - An optical device includes optical layer and an electrode configured to reduce eddy currents. The electrode includes an electrically conductive base portion and a plurality of nanofilaments in connection with the electrically conductive base portion. The nanofilaments are configured to conduct an electric current between the optical layer and the base portion of the electrode.06-25-2009
20090142020OPTICAL MICROSTRUCTURES FOR LIGHT EXTRACTION AND CONTROL - The application of optical micro structures improve the quality of light available to the viewer of an optical display system, or any display which works on the concept of moving one surface into direct contact or close proximity of a light guide to extract light through frustrated total internal reflection. Certain ones of the microstructures can act to assist in overcoming suction between the surface and the light guide.06-04-2009
20090285526Optical subassembly for in-and/or out-coupling of electromagnetic radiation into, and/or out of, a pressure-tight housing - An optical subassembly for in- and/or out-coupling of electromagnetic radiation of a predetermined wavelength, especially IR-radiation, into, and/or out of, a pressure-tight housing. The subassembly includes at least one housing wall section of the pressure-tight housing having at least one opening, wherein, in the opening, mechanical setting means are provided, with which a plug transparent for the electromagnetic radiation is set, wherein the transparent plug has two mutually oppositely lying, base surfaces and a cylindrical lateral surface, and wherein the setting means include as least one setting ring, characterized in the a volume region between at least a first section of the setting ring and at least a section of the cylindrical lateral surface is filled with a pressure-tight, potting compound.11-19-2009
20090103864OPTICAL TRANSMISSION LINE HOLDING MEMBER, OPTICAL MODULE AND MOUNTING METHOD THEREOF - An optical transmission line holding member includes a main body that mechanically positions and holds an optical transmission line, and an electrical interconnection used to mount an optical element. The main body includes a holding hole which opens in one surface of the main body and is used to mechanically position and hold the optical transmission line, an guide hole which opens in another surface of the main body, has a diameter larger than that of the holding hole and is coaxially aligned with the holding hole, and a resin storage groove provided in the guide hole. The electrical interconnection is formed on the surface in which the holding hole opens.04-23-2009
20090103863MULTI-CHANNEL RING-RESONATOR BASED WAVELENGTH-DIVISION-MULTIPLEXING OPTICAL DEVICE - Provided is a wavelength-division-multiplexing (WDM) device. The device includes an input waveguide, a plurality of ring resonators around the input waveguide, a plurality of output waveguides around the plurality of ring resonators, respectively, and at least one tuning clad pattern adjacent to at least one of the ring resonators, the tuning clad pattern covering a portion of a surface of a corresponding ring resonator.04-23-2009
20090103862WAVEGUIDE SYSTEM WITH DIFFRACTING STRUCTURE - An optical waveguide system includes an optical element, a three-dimensional diffracting structure positioned around the optical element, and a waveguide. The optical element and the diffracting structure are at least partially enclosed by the waveguide.04-23-2009
20090297098PHOTONIC BAND GAP ROUTER - An arrangement includes a photonic band-gap assembly comprising at least one input wave guide and at least one output wave guides, and at least one routing element responsive to signals to selectively route a signal from the input wave guide to one or more of the output wave guides.12-03-2009
20100142891COMPACT OPTICS FOR CONCENTRATION, AGGREGATION AND ILLUMINATION OF LIGHT ENERGY - A solar concentrator having a concentrator element for collecting input light, a redirecting component with a plurality of incremental steps for receiving the light and also for redirecting the light, and a waveguide including a plurality of incremental portions enabling collection and concentration of the light onto a receiver. Other systems replace the receiver by a light source so system optics can provide illumination.06-10-2010
20080285918OPTICAL COUPLING ELEMENT AND OPTICAL COUPLING UNIT - An optical coupling element disposed between an optical fiber and an optical element that face each other and optically coupling these two facing components includes a substantially cylindrical optical coupling portion whose opposite end surfaces respectively face the optical fiber and the optical element; and a projection projecting radially from a periphery of the optical coupling portion and being located closer towards one of the opposite end surfaces with respect to a center position therebetween. A diameter of the optical coupling portion at a position corresponding to a first end surface of the projection is substantially equal to a diameter of the optical coupling portion at a position corresponding to a second end surface of the projection. The periphery of the optical coupling portion includes periphery surfaces tapered from the positions corresponding to the first and second end surfaces of the projection respectively towards the opposite end surfaces.11-20-2008
20080292243Optical Power Supply Type Sensing System - An optical power supply type sensing system includes: an optical directivity coupler (11-27-2008
20130216182OPTICAL LIGHT GUIDE COUPLER - An optical light guide coupler for coupling at least two light guides comprises an input face and an output face, wherein the optical light guide coupler is configured to receive light from a first light guide having a stepped output profile and is configured to transmit that light to a second light guide having a non-stepped profile. The input face of the light guide coupler is registered to the stepped output profile of the first light guide and the output face of the light guide coupler is at least one of rectilinear and curved.08-22-2013
20080292242High-Quality-Factor Tunable Microdisk - An optical device includes a waveguide and a microdisk that is optically coupled to the waveguide. The gap between the microdisk and the waveguide is between 0.3 microns and 0.7 microns. The diameter of the microdisk is between 15 microns and 50 microns. The quality factor of the microdisk is at least 105. The microdisk is tuned optoelectrically or piezoelectrically.11-27-2008
20100135614OPTICAL WAVEGUIDE AND BI-DIRECTIONAL OPTICAL TRANSCEIVER - Disclosed are an optical waveguide and a bi-directional light transceiver, in which a wavelength selective filer is provided in the core of the optical waveguide to divide bi-directional signals, so that manual alignment of optical components are easily achieved and thus a small bi-directional light transceiver is realized and transmission/reception efficiency of light is enhanced.06-03-2010
20090129727METHOD OF MANUFACTURING OPTICAL MODULE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING OPTICAL TRANSCEIVER - A method of manufacturing an optical module according to an aspect of the present invention includes: preparing a stem including a first lead and a second lead to transmit an electrical signal from a photonic device, the second lead being shorter than the first lead; preparing a member having a first hole and a second hole which are formed therein so as to correspond to the first lead and the second lead, respectively; inserting the first lead into the first hole; and inserting the second lead into the second hole after inserting the first lead into the first hole.05-21-2009
20090136177Micro-Optic Adapters and Tips for Surgical Illumination Fibers - A microstructure optical adapter or tip according to the present disclosure may incorporate precision micro structure optical components engaging the input or output end of light energy delivery devices for customized light delivery of the light energy. The incorporation of precision micro structure optical components in injection molded plastic or glass parts will allow for inexpensive modification of the output light while also serving to protect the end of the illumination device. The micro structure optical components may also be incorporated in an adapter to tailor the light energy to the subsequent device.05-28-2009
20120070117OPTICAL WAVEGUIDE DEVICE AND OPTICAL TOUCH PANEL - In an optical touch panel of the present invention, at a light-emitting side, there is provided an optical waveguide device, in which a light input end of an optical waveguide laminate laminated by a plurality of optical waveguides is optically coupled to a two-dimensional light-emitting element. At a light-receiving side thereof, there is provided an optical waveguide device, in which a light output end of an optical waveguide laminate laminated by a plurality of optical waveguides is optically coupled to a two-dimensional light-receiving element.03-22-2012
20120070116OPTICAL WAVEGUIDE FOR TOUCH PANEL - An optical waveguide for a touch panel is provided which is not deteriorated in quality and which decreases or eliminates an undetectable region, even when increased in size. The optical waveguide is configured to be disposed along the periphery of a display screen of a display of a touch panel. The optical waveguide includes light-emitting optical waveguide sections, and light-receiving optical waveguide sections. At least one of the light-emitting optical waveguide sections and at least one of the light-receiving optical waveguide sections are joined together in an alternating pattern along one edge of the display screen. The light-emitting optical waveguide sections and the light-receiving optical waveguide sections are opposed to each other, with the screen therebetween.03-22-2012
20110229075OPTICAL WAVEGUIDE DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF OPTICAL WAVEGUIDE DEVICE - A 90-degree optical hybrid interferometer having an optical path length difference to a pair of the optical signal waveguide arm and the local oscillator optical waveguide arm at either the I phase side or the Q phase side at the TE optical signal side and the TM optical signal side respectively thus giving a phase delay to output interference signals of the I phase side and the Q phase side. The 90-degree optical hybrid interferometer has eight output ports arranged in order of Ip, In, Qp, and Qn at both the TE side and the TM side respectively, by setting the output phase difference which is the sum of the phase difference according to the optical path length difference and phase conversion characteristics of each optical coupler at the I phase side and the Q phase side and the phase delay, as +π/2.09-22-2011
20090245729ULTRA SMALL CORE FIBER WITH DISPERSION TAILORING - Various embodiments of optical fiber designs and fabrication processes for ultra small core fibers (USCF) are disclosed. In some embodiments, the USCF includes a core that is at least partially surrounded by a region comprising first features. The USCF further includes a second region at least partially surrounding the first region. The second region includes second features. In an embodiment, the first features are smaller than the second features, and the second features have a filling fraction greater than about 90 percent. The first features and/or the second features may include air holes. Embodiments of the USCF may provide dispersion tailoring. Embodiments of the USCF may be used with nonlinear optical devices configured to provide, for example, a frequency comb or a supercontinuum.10-01-2009
20120195550METHOD OF MAKING OPTICAL MICROSTRUCTURE PATTERN ON LIGHT GUIDE PLATE, LIGHT GUIDE PLATE THEREOF AND IMPRINTING MOLD - The present invention discloses a method of making an optical microstructure patterns on a light guide plate, a light guide plate thereof and a imprinting mold. The method of making the optical microstructure patterns on the light guide plate includes a step of bombarding the surface of a substrate to form a micro notch thereon by laser, in which the periphery of the micro notch has as at least a protrusion, and a step of bombarding the protrusion to at least downsize the protrusion by another laser.08-02-2012
20100220954SIGNAL PROCESSING APPARATUS - In the sending and receiving of a signal through an optical waveguide, an unknown substrate connected to the optical waveguide can be recognized. A signal processing apparatus 09-02-2010
20110058770SUB-SURFACE ENGRAVING OF OLED SUBSTRATES FOR IMPROVED OPTICAL OUTCOUPLING - An electronic device includes a radiation-emitting component, a radiation-responsive component, or a combination thereof. In one embodiment, the introduction of scattering sites into a substrate of the radiation emitting electronic device will increase optical outcoupling. In one embodiment, the substrate can be glass or plastic and a laser is used as a sub-surface engraving tool to produce scattering sites.03-10-2011
20100239208Optical Collector and Device with Optical Collector - An optical collector includes an optical input for incoupling light from multiple incoming optical waveguides into the collector and an optical output for outcoupling light from the collector into an outgoing optical waveguide. The collector includes an optical body having a base portion in which the optical input including at least two coupling points is arranged, and a tip portion in which the optical output including a second coupling point is arranged, wherein the first coupling points each include an optical input cross-sectional area and the second coupling point comprises an output cross-sectional area, and wherein the output cross-sectional area is smaller than the total of all input cross-sectional areas. The optical body of the collector can be cone-shaped and may include a hollow cone.09-23-2010
20120141067OPTICAL 90-DEGREE HYBRID CIRCUIT - The present invention provides an optical 90-degree hybrid circuit for reducing wavelength dependency of an IQ phase difference. An optical 90-degree hybrid circuit according to the present invention comprises a first demultiplexing optical coupler including a first and second input port, a second demultiplexing optical coupler including a third and fourth input port, first and second arm waveguides connected to the first and second input port, each having the same length, a third and fourth arm waveguides connected to the third and fourth input port, each having the same length, a 90-degree phase shift section installed in one of the first to fourth arm waveguides, a first optical coupler connected to the first and third arm waveguide, and a second optical coupler connected to the second and fourth arm waveguide, the light is inputted into the first and fourth input port or into the second and third input port.06-07-2012
20090252454Fiber-optic termination with brewster angled tip - A fiber-optic termination with Brewster angled tip is disclosed, which allows minimizing the reflection loss of a polarized light while maximizing the coupling of the refracted polarized light along the axis of the optical fiber. In a preferred embodiment, the fiber-optic termination has a Brewster angled tip which is free standing in air. The holding fixture may be water cooled to evacuate any heat that can occur at the input end of the optical fiber. Further embodiments include fiber array made of multiple fiber-optic terminations with Brewster angled tips for switching applications for example.10-08-2009
20090074356Waveguide Comprising an Anisotropic Diffracting Layer - The invention relates to an edge-lit slab waveguide equipped with a slanted anisotropic holographic layer, which couples out linearly polarized light. The invention further relates a new slanted anisotropic holographic layer suitable for use on the waveguide according to the invention, to a method to prepare such layer, and devices comprising the waveguide according to the invention.03-19-2009
20090162011Compositions, optical component, system including an optical component, devices, and other products - A composition useful for altering the wavelength of visible or invisible light is disclosed. The composition comprising a solid host material and quantum confined semiconductor nanoparticles, wherein the nanoparticles are included in the composition in amount in the range from about 0.001 to about 15 weight percent based on the weight of the host material. The composition can further include scatterers. An optical component including a waveguide component and quantum confined semiconductor nanoparticles is also disclosed. A device including an optical component is disclosed. A system including an optical component including a waveguide component and quantum confined semiconductor nanoparticles and a light source optically coupled to the waveguide component is also disclosed. A decal, kit, ink composition, and method are also disclosed. A TFEL including quantum confined semiconductor nanoparticles on a surface thereof is also disclosed.06-25-2009
20090180734Method For Connecting Multicore Fibers To Optical Devices - A method for connecting a photonic crystal fiber having a plurality of cores connected to an optical device. An end of the photonic crystal fiber may be placed on a surface of an optical device having a plurality of coupling pads. A first core of the end of the photonic crystal fiber may be positioned over a first coupling pad on the optical device to enable a threshold amount of a coherent beam of light to propagate through the first core and first coupling pad. A second core of the end of the photonic crystal fiber is aligned to a second coupling pad on the optical device to enable a threshold amount of another coherent beam of light to propagate through the second core and second coupling pad. The end of the photonic crystal fiber may be adhered to the surface of the optical device while the position of the first and the second cores relative to the first and the second coupling pads, respectively, is maintained.07-16-2009
20090110350OPTICAL CABLE MODULE - An optical cable module has an optical waveguide formed by surrounding a core with a clad layer and a light-receiving/emitting element, installed on a supporting substrate. A light-releasing face of the optical waveguide or a light-incident face to the optical waveguide is aligned so as to face a light-receiving face or a light-emitting face of the light-receiving/emitting element. The optical waveguide is formed into a film shape having flexibility, and provided with a reinforcing member that prevents a deflection from occurring in the optical waveguide. The optical waveguide is placed on a protruding portion from a supporting face of the optical waveguide on the supporting substrate.04-30-2009
20100232746OPTICAL CONNECTOR AND OPTICAL COUPLING STRUCTURE - To provide an optical connector which enables heat generated by an optical interface module arranged on the lower surface of the optical connector to be efficiently dissipated from the upper surface of the optical connector. The optical connector includes an optical transmission path 09-16-2010
20110243500LIGHT GUIDES HAVING ENHANCED LIGHT EXTRACTION - Lightguides, devices incorporating lightguides, processes for making lightguides, and tools used to make lightguides are described. A lightguide includes light extractors arranged in a plurality of regions on a surface of the lightguide. The orientation of light extractors in each region is arranged to enhance uniformity and brightness across a surface of the lightguide and to provide enhanced defect hiding. The efficiency of the light extractors is controlled by the angle of a given light extractor face with respect to a light source illuminating the light guide.10-06-2011
20090034908PHOTONIC GUIDING DEVICE - A photonic guiding device and methods of making and using are disclosed. The photonic guiding device comprises a large core hollow waveguide configured to interconnect electronic circuitry on a circuit board. A reflective coating covers an interior of the hollow waveguide to provide a high reflectivity to enable light to be reflected from a surface of the reflective coating. A collimator is configured to collimate multi-mode coherent light directed into the hollow waveguide.02-05-2009
20110243499OPTICAL WAVEGUIDE AND OPTICAL WAVEGUIDE MANUFACTURING MEMBER - An optical waveguide includes a clad layer, a core layer and a clad layer which are laminated together in this order from a lower side thereof. Within the core layer, a core portion and a side clad portion provided adjacent to the core portion so as to surround side surfaces of the core portion are formed. Further, a part of the side clad portion prevents a left side end of the core portion from being exposed outside. A mirror formation region is constituted from a region consisting of such a part of the side clad portion and a part of each of the clad layers located thereabove and therebelow. This mirror formation region is subjected to digging processing so that a concave portion is formed. An inner surface of this concave portion serves as the mirror. From the mirror, a material other than a material constituting the core portion, that is, a material constituting each of the clad layers and a material constituting the side clad portion are exposed.10-06-2011
20100239207HIGH EFFICIENCY OPTICAL COUPLER - An optical coupling device enabling spherical or hemispherical light sources to be more fully utilized by gathering more of the emitted radiation and reducing the angle of emission. The optical coupling device includes a first conic reflector having an aperture at the first conic reflector vertex; a second conic reflector coaxial with the first conic reflector and opening toward the first conic reflector; a light source positioned at the second conic reflector vertex; and a negative element located at the aperture for reducing the numerical aperture of the light emitted from the optical coupling device. The optical coupling device may include a refractive medium between the first and second conic reflectors. The present invention provides for improved efficiencies when transferring or coupling optical energy into additional optical systems, and may be used with solid state light as well as conventional sources.09-23-2010
20090046978Mirror-Embedded Optical Waveguide and Fabrication Method of Same - A mirror embedded optical waveguide according to the present invention comprises: a core; an angled cut face in the core; an adhesive layer on the angled cut face, the adhesive layer having approximately the same refractive index as that of the core; and a metal film on the adhesive layer, the metal film being formed by transfer.02-19-2009
20110176769Spherical optical splitter/combiner - This disclosure describes a device that belongs to the field of optical devices. More specifically it is a novel way of achieving light splitting or combining using a spherical reflector with a single input and multiple outputs, or multiple inputs and a single output.07-21-2011
20110249937OPTICAL WAVEGUIDE CIRCUIT AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF OPTICAL WAVEGUIDE CIRCUIT - An optical waveguide device includes an optical branch device for branching a first input light and outputting the branched first input light to a first and a second optical waveguides, another optical branch device, arranged between the first and the second optical waveguides, for branching a second input light and outputting the branched second input light to a third and a fourth optical waveguides, an optical coupler which couples the lights traveling along the first and the third optical waveguides, then branches the coupled lights, and outputs them; and another optical coupler which couples the lights traveling along the second and the fourth optical waveguides, then branches the coupled lights, and outputs them, wherein optical path lengths of either a pair of the first and the second optical waveguides or a pair of the third and the fourth optical waveguides are set to be equal.10-13-2011
20110249936TRANSMITTER PHOTONIC INTEGRATED CIRCUIT (TxPIC) CHIP - A photonic integrated circuit (PIC) chip comprising an array of modulated sources, each providing a modulated signal output at a channel wavelength different from the channel wavelength of other modulated sources and a wavelength selective combiner having an input optically coupled to received all the signal outputs from the modulated sources and provide a combined output signal on an output waveguide from the chip. The modulated sources, combiner and output waveguide are all integrated on the same chip.10-13-2011
20110081110Fiber Spectroscopic Probe Mountable On a Microscope - A fiber spectroscopic probe that can be mounted directly above the objective lens of a standard microscope to add a spectroscopic function to the microscope. The fiber spectroscopic probe only consists of a minimum number of optical components and is compact enough to induce minimum alteration to the optical path of the microscope.04-07-2011
20110150390IN-PLANE OPTICAL WAVE GUIDE WITH AREA BASED SPLITTER - An optical interconnect includes a set of splitters. Each splitter includes a source waveguide, a reflection waveguide, an output waveguide, and a partially reflective mirror element with a reflective coating. The source waveguide and the reflection waveguide are optically coupled to the partially reflective element. A photonic signal from the source waveguide is partially reflected off the reflective coating as a reflected signal into the reflection waveguide. The output waveguide is optically coupled to the opposite surface and configured such that a non-reflected portion of the photonic signal propagates into the output waveguide. The reflective coating includes a reflected surface area interfacing with the photonic signal form the source waveguide, and power of the non-reflected portion is a function of the reflective surface area interfacing with source waveguide.06-23-2011
20110211789PHASE PLATE AND PHASE PLATE MANUFACTURING METHOD - The invention relates to a phase plate which is easy to manufacture such as to have a desirable characteristic and the like. The phase plate (09-01-2011
20080267562Delivering light via optical waveguide and multi-view optical probe head - Techniques, apparatus and systems that use an optical probe head to deliver light to a target and to collect light from the target for imaging, monitoring, medical diagnostics and medical treatment applications.10-30-2008
20110255828SAPPHIRE-BASED DELIVERY TIP FOR OPTIC FIBER - An article of manufacture is provided that includes an optic fiber comprising a core and a cladding surrounding the core and a sapphire tube bonded to the optic fiber. A total internal reflection surface is positioned such that light guided within the core of the optic fiber reflects off the total internal reflection surface and through the sapphire tube. In other embodiments, a sapphire rod having a total internal reflection surface is fused to an optic fiber comprising a core and a cladding surrounding the core. A glass coating is present on the exterior surface of portions of the sapphire rod such that the glass coating defines an opening that exposes portions of the sapphire rod where light exits the sapphire rod after reflecting off the total internal reflection surface.10-20-2011
20100329604OPTICAL CONNECTOR - An optical connector that requires no complicated fabrication operation such as highly accurate optical axis alignment and that permits an efficient pick up of part of the communication signal light being on-propagation along an optical transmission line, is provided. The optical connector 12-30-2010
20100284649VARIABLE WAVELENGTH LIGHT SOURCE, OPTICAL MODULE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF VARIABLE WAVELENGTH LIGHT SOURCE - The variable wavelength light source includes a multiple ring resonator including a plurality of resonators, photodetectors which detect light powers outputted from at least two out of the plurality of resonators via throughports, a plurality of variable light units for changing the transmittance of the multiple ring resonator by individually working on at least two out of the plurality of resonators, a light input/output unit which supplies the light to the multiple resonator and emits the light returned from the multiple resonator towards the outside, and a control unit which controls the plurality of variable light units in accordance with the light power detected by the photodetectors, wherein light attenuators are arranged between the throughports and the photodetectors for attenuating the light emitted from the throughports before making incident on the photodetectors.11-11-2010
20100166366SEALED BEAM COUPLER FOR AN ISOLATED ENVIRONMENT - A beam coupler assembly for a fiber laser is disclosed. The assembly includes a housing having a sidewall with an interior surface, an exterior surface, a first end and a second end. A first seal extending from the interior surface of the tubular housing and dividing the housing into a first section and a second section is also provided. The first section and second section are environmentally isolated from one another. However, the first seal is substantially optically neutral. An input collimator unit received within the first end of the sidewall of the housing and into the first section and is releasably coupled thereto. An output collimator unit received within the second end of the sidewall of the housing and into the second section and is also releasably coupled thereto.07-01-2010
20090175576SHAPED FIBER ENDS AND METHODS OF MAKING SAME - An optical fiber tip comprises a core and a recess formed in said core at a distal end of the optical fiber tip, said recess having a vertex within said core.07-09-2009
20090175577Three Color Digital Gobo System - A system of digitally controlling light output by producing separate control signals for different colors of light. The light is contained in an optical waveguide, either prior to shaping or after shaping. Each of the control signals is coupled to a digitally controlled device which controls the shape of the light output. The digital controlling device can be digital mirror devices, for example.07-09-2009
20120308182OPTICAL FIBER FILTER DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - An optical fiber filter device comprises: a first fiber pigtail assembly (12-06-2012
20120308181TWO-DIMENSIONAL COUPLED RESONATOR OPTICAL WAVEGUIDE ARRANGEMENTS AND SYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND METHODS THEREOF - Two-dimensional coupled resonator optical waveguide arrangements and systems, devices, and methods thereof. Networks of coupled resonator optical waveguides are arranged so as to exploit topological properties of these optical networks. Such arrangement affords topological protection against disorders or perturbations in the network that may hinder or block photon flow. As a result of a disorder, photons traversing along edge states of the array are rerouted based on the disorder or perturbation. Photon routing in the network is accordingly protected against disorder or defects.12-06-2012
20100296775OPTICAL SPLITTER, COMBINER AND DEVICE - An optical splitter, a combiner and a device. The optical splitter comprises a first longitudinal waveguide for receiving an incoming light wave; at least first and second pairs of output waveguides, the output waveguides of each pair being disposed on opposite sides of the first waveguide; wherein each of the output waveguides of each pair comprises a longitudinal portion disposed parallel to the first waveguide and such that optical power is coupled from the first waveguide into the respective longitudinal portions and the longitudinal portions of output waveguides of the first and second pairs are displaced along a length of the first waveguide; wherein each of the output waveguides of each pair further comprises a substantially S-shaped portion continuing from the respective longitudinal portions and such that optical power coupling between the respective S-shaped portions of output waveguides of the first and second pairs is substantially inhibited.11-25-2010
20090257712WAVEGUIDE WITH ASYMMETRIC OUTCOUPLING - A waveguide (10-15-2009
20120155800METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR A FIBER OPTIC DISPLAY SCREEN HAVING AN ADJUSTABLE SIZE - Methods and apparatus for a fiber optic display screen of adjustable size. In one embodiment, a screen comprises: a plurality of pixels formed by a terminal end of at least one optical fiber, wherein the pixels are substantially equidistant from each other along a first axis in a first screen size and in a second screen size that is larger than the first size.06-21-2012
20120155801NANOTUBE BASED OPTICAL FUSE DEVICE AND METHOD - An optical fuse or energy-switching-off device includes an optical waveguide having an input section and an output section, the two sections forming a pair of opposed surfaces extending transversely through the axes of the waveguide sections. A substantially transparent material is disposed between the opposed surfaces and comprises an electrically conductive nanotube web immersed in dielectric material, where the nanotubes are not in electrical contact with each other. The substantially transparent material forms a plasma when exposed to optical signals propagating within the optical waveguide with an optical power level above a predetermined threshold, and the plasma damages the opposed surfaces sufficiently to render the surfaces substantially opaque to light propagating within the input section of the optical waveguide so as to prevent the transmission of such light.06-21-2012
20120301076METHOD AND DEVICE FOR COUPLING LASER LIGHT DERIVED FROM AT LEAST TWO LASER SOURCES INTO ONE OPTICAL FIBER - The invention consists in passing a laser beam (11-29-2012
20120207432FLAT-PANEL OPTICAL PROJECTION APPARATUS WITH REDUCED DISTORTION - A light guide of the tapered-waveguide type includes an input slab for expanding a projected image between an input end and an output end; and a tapered output slab arranged to receive rays from the said output end of the input slab, and to emit them at a point on its face that corresponds to the angle at which the ray is received. The taper is calculated so that all rays injected into the input end undergo the same number of reflections before leaving the output face. The thickness of the input slab light guide is greater in the transverse direction away from the centre line, so that light travelling at the critical angle from the input face of the slab waveguide towards the output waveguide bounces the same number of times in the input slab, regardless of its fan-out angle, in order to further reduce image distortion.08-16-2012
20120207431OPTICAL DEVICE UTILIZING OPTICAL WAVEGUIDE AND DISPLAY DEVICE - In one embodiment, in an optical device, a bar-shaped optical waveguide has either a polygonal or circular cross-sectional shape. A light entry portion is formed in a circumferential area of a first-end surface of the optical waveguide. The light entry portion includes a sloping surface having a normal vector containing a component in a circumferential direction of the first-end surface. An incident light beam travels towards a second-end surface of the optical waveguide while repeating total reflections on a side surface of the optical waveguide. The incident light beam travels without passing through a central portion in a cross section of the optical waveguide. A light exit portion is formed in the side surface of the optical waveguide. The light exit portion is configured to let the light beam in the optical waveguide out of the optical waveguide.08-16-2012
20120314995ULTRA SMALL CORE FIBER WITH DISPERSION TAILORING - Various embodiments of optical fiber designs and fabrication processes for ultra small core fibers (USCF) are disclosed. In some embodiments, the USCF includes a core that is at least partially surrounded by a region comprising first features. The USCF further includes a second region at least partially surrounding the first region. The second region includes second features. In an embodiment, the first features are smaller than the second features, and the second features have a filling fraction greater than about 90 percent. The first features and/or the second features may include air holes. Embodiments of the USCF may provide dispersion tailoring. Embodiments of the USCF may be used with nonlinear optical devices configured to provide, for example, a frequency comb or a supercontinuum.12-13-2012
20110182546PHOTOELECTRIC CONVERSION DEVICE - A photoelectric conversion device includes an optical fiber, a molded portion covering an end portion and an end face of the optical fiber, the molded portion including a transparent resin transparent to light inputted and outputted through the optical fiber and a light input/output surface perpendicular to an optical axis of the optical fiber, electric wirings oppositely formed on the light input/output surface of the molded portion so as to sandwich a light input/output portion through which the light inputted and outputted through the optical fiber passes, and an optical device mounted on the electric wirings so as to stride over the light input/output portion. The optical device includes a surface light-emitting element or a surface light-receiving element optically coupled to the optical fiber through the molded portion.07-28-2011
20120134624OPTOELECTRONIC TRANSMISSION DEVICE - An optoelectronic transmission device includes a base, a first optical fiber, a second optical fiber, an optical signal source, a light detector, a carrier, and a monocrystalline-silicon reflector. The first optical fiber transmits first light. The second optical fiber transmits second light. The optical signal source emits the first light. The light detector receives and converts the second light into electrical signals. The carrier has a first through hole and a second through hole. The first optical fiber is received in the first through hole. The second optical fiber is received in the second through hole. The monocrystalline-silicon reflector is positioned on the base and covers the light detector and the optical signal source. The monocrystalline-silicon reflector internally totally reflects the first light from the optical signal source to the first optical fiber and internally totally reflects the second light from the second optical fiber to the light detector.05-31-2012
20120170890Miniature Pluggable Video Module - A miniature pluggable video module having a length less than one inch, and a width less than three quarters of an inch, and a plurality of pin connectors attached to the back of the housing. The pluggable video module can be mounted horizontally or vertically. Inputs and outputs of the module can be adapted to include various types of optical or electrical connectors. The inputs and outputs of the module can be modified into various combinations of optical or electrical configurations, and the combinations of inputs and outputs also can be modified.07-05-2012
20100272392ELIMINATION OF STITCH ARTIFACTS IN A PLANAR ILLUMINATION AREA - In one aspect, a planar illumination area includes two light-guide elements, each with an out-coupling region. At least a portion of each out-coupling region overlaps with at least a portion of the other. The overlapping region emits a substantially uniform light output power.10-28-2010
20120230632COMPACT OPTICAL FIBER AMPLIFIER - The present invention provides a compact optical fiber amplifier, which can minimize the size of an optical module and increase the degree of freedom in mounting the module on a board. The compact optical fiber amplifier according to the present invention includes: an optical module including a plurality of optical elements provided therein, an input port for introducing an optical fiber thereinto, and an outlet port for extract the optical fiber to the outside of the module; and a plurality of optical fibers introduced into or extracted from the optical module through the input port or the outlet port of the optical module and disposed above a predetermined radius of curvature on the outside of the optical module.09-13-2012
20120224808RECEIVING METHOD AND SEPARATING APPARATUS FOR LIGHT OUTPUTTED FROM MULTI-CORE OPTICAL FIBER - According to the present invention, as a result of using a depressed or trench-assisted light-receiving waveguide in which the core is surrounded by a layer having a refractive index lower than that of a cladding as light-receiving means for receiving light outputted from a multi-core optical fiber, the layer of a low refractive index can inhibit the propagation of noise, etc. from the cladding to the core. Consequently, even in cases where the inter-core crosstalk is small, it is possible to accurately measure the inter-core crosstalk since components different from crosstalk-derived components in optical power are reduced.09-06-2012
20090016677METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MINIMIZING PROPAGATION LOSSES IN WAVELENGTH SELECTIVE FILTERS - The present invention is a method and an apparatus for minimizing losses in wavelength selective filters. In one embodiment, an apparatus includes a waveguide bus defined in a first crystalline layer of the apparatus, for receiving incoming light, a resonator defined in the first crystalline layer, and a coupling structure defined in a second polysilicon or amorphous silicon layer of the apparatus, for coupling a selected wavelength of the incoming light from the waveguide bus to the resonator.01-15-2009
20110019961OPTICAL MIXER - When a waveguide of second signal light outputted from a first optical coupler intersects a waveguide of first local light outputted from a second optical coupler, a waveguide of a first signal light outputted from the first optical coupler and a waveguide of a second local light outputted from the second optical coupler are each provided with a loss compensation intersecting waveguide that compensates for loss that occurs when the waveguide of the second signal light outputted from the first optical coupler intersects the waveguide of the first local light outputted from the second optical coupler.01-27-2011
20120321248MULTI-STAGE OPTICAL INTERLEAVING - Methods and devices are provided to facilitate production of optical signals that exhibit reduced crosstalk noise and intersymbol interference. In some configurations, a multi-stage optical interleaver, including a first and a second optical interleaver, is used to process a first and a second set of input optical channels. The composite optical output of the multi-stage interleaver includes the first set of optical channels and the second set of optical channels, where each of the first and second set of input optical channels is processed once by the first optical interleaver and once by the second optical interleaver. As such, the first and second sets of input optical channels are each filtered twice using only two optical interleavers.12-20-2012
20120321247Heat Dissipating Optical Element and Lighting System - Designs and manufacturing methods are provided for lighting components and systems with improved performance in luminous efficacy, total lumen output, product lifetime, and form factor through the use of optical composites with improved thermal management. Some embodiments also provide designs and manufacturing methods to minimize thermal warpage and increase the rigidity of optical films and sheets through improved balance of thermal stresses.12-20-2012
20120288230Non-Reflective Optical Connections in Laser-Based Photoplethysmography - An embodiment of a light delivery portion of a photoplethysmographic device having a series of two or more optical elements. The series of two or more optical elements (11-15-2012
20100202731OPTICAL WAVEGUIDE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - An optical waveguide includes a cladding film and a core formed integrally with the cladding film. The core includes a light guide portion formed on one surface of the cladding film, a light input portion, and a light output portion, the light input portion and the light output portion being formed in through-holes formed in the cladding film. A mirror surface is respectively formed at a connecting portion between the light guide portion and the light input portion and a connecting portion between the light guide portion and the light output portion. In manufacturing the optical waveguide, the cladding film is brought into close contact with a surface of a mold, the surface having a recessed groove thereon, and a UV-curable resin is injected under pressure through one of the through-holes opened in the cladding film into the recessed groove.08-12-2010
20130011097LIGHT GUIDE DEVICE HAVING MULTI CHANNELS - A new concept of the light guide device has developed to have multi channels, the present invention comprises: a transparent body through which light can freely pass; channel condensing units disposed at predetermined intervals on the body to form a plurality of one-dimensional arrays; an optical module unit for independently sighting incident light, and re-sighting and focusing light which passes through the one-dimensional arrays formed by the channel condensing units disposed at predetermined intervals in the body; and a fiber channel module for creating independent light passages (fiber channels) which condense light from the left, right, up and down aspects of the optical module unit, at a one-to-one correspondence between the body and the optical module unit. The present device maximizes the efficiency of the solar energy utilization by reducing the guide distance of incident light. The simplified structure is easy to produce and install by using a flat, slim plate that is compact in size, lowering the production cost.01-10-2013
20130022315OPTICAL STACK AND LIGHTGUIDES - Optical stack is disclosed. The optical stack includes a first optical stack that includes, a first optical adhesive layer, and a reflective polarizer layer that is disposed on the first optical adhesive layer. The reflective polarizer layer substantially reflects light of a first polarization state and substantially transmits light of a second polarization state orthogonal to the first polarization state. The optical stack also includes a second optical stack that includes a second optical adhesive layer, a low index layer that is disposed on the second optical adhesive layer and includes a plurality of voids dispersed in a binder, and a light directing film that is disposed on the low index layer and includes a plurality of unitary discrete structures. Portions of each unitary discrete structure penetrate into the first optical adhesive layer. Portions of each unitary discrete structure do not penetrate into the first optical adhesive layer. Each unitary discrete structure defines a penetration depth and a penetration base at the interface between the penetrating and non-penetrating portions of the unitary discrete structure. The penetration base has a minimum penetration base dimension. The plurality of unitary discrete structures has an average penetration depth and an average minimum penetration base dimension. The ratio of the average penetration depth to the average minimum penetration base dimension is at least 1.5. The peel strength between the first and second optical stacks is greater than about 30 grams/inch.01-24-2013
20130022314DYNAMIC RANGE ALIGNMENT TOLERANT OPTICAL COUPLING FOR FIBER OPTIC COMMUNICATIONS - In one exemplary embodiment, an optical coupler of a fiber optic system can include a light-source input cavity packaged in an outer casing. The cavity can receive an optical signal from a light source. An optical collimator packaged in the outer casing such that a receiving end of the optical collimator can receive the light source from the light-source input cavity. The optical collimator can include at least one beam forming stage. The optical collimator can generate a collimated beam output from the optical signal. An optical cavity can receive the collimated beam output of the optical collimator. The optical cavity can be coaxially included in a receiving optical fiber coupled with the outer casing coupled with optical cavity. The optical cavity can receive the collimated beam output of the optical collimator and input the collimated beam into the receiving optical fiber.01-24-2013
20130022313Optical Devices and Methods of Making and Using the Same - A bi-directional fiber optical subassembly, including a laser diode, a photodiode and an optical fiber, an optical transceiver including the same, and methods of making and using the same are provided. An antireflection unit is added to a position facing the photodiode within the transceiver. The antireflection unit is configured to decrease or eliminate reflected light interference within the transceiver. The present subassembly, transceiver, and methods can reduce, minimize, or prevent interference, and the performance of the optical subassembly can also be enhanced by decreasing or eliminating reflected light interference within the transceiver.01-24-2013
20080232740EFFICIENT LIGHT INJECTOR - A light injector includes a tapered solid light guide having a light input end, an opposing light output end, and a total internal reflection surface defining a longitudinal outer surface there between. The light input end includes an aperture extending into the tapered solid light guide defined by an aperture surface. A specularly reflective layer or film is disposed adjacent to the total internal reflection surface. A distance between the specularly reflective layer or film and the total internal reflection surface defines a first air gap. The aperture is configured to accept a lambertian light source.09-25-2008
20100278479MEMRISTIVE ARRAY WITH WAVEGUIDE - A device includes one or more waveguides and a memristive array adjacent to the waveguide(s). The memristive array is programmable to form a pattern that diffracts light and couples diffracted light into or out of the waveguide(s).11-04-2010
20080199130ARRAYED WAVEGUIDE GRATING - The present invention enables reduction of the temperature dependence of the light transmission center wavelength of the arrayed waveguide grating.08-21-2008
20110235971SEMICONDUCTOR OPTICAL DEVICE - A semiconductor optical device includes a first optical waveguide including first, second, and third sections; a second optical waveguide including fourth, fifth, and sixth sections; an input optical coupler; and an output optical coupler. The first and second optical waveguides and the input and output optical couplers each include a first cladding layer composed of an n-type semiconductor and a core layer. The second and fifth sections each include an intermediate semiconductor layer on the core layer, and a second cladding layer composed of an n-type semiconductor. The first, third, fourth, and sixth sections and the input and output optical couplers each further include a third cladding layer on the core layer. At least one of the third cladding layers includes a first cladding section on the core layer and a second cladding section on the first cladding section. The second cladding section is composed of a semi-insulating semiconductor.09-29-2011
20120275745Systems and Methods for Coupling Light into a Transparent Sheet - Systems and methods for coupling light into a transparent sheet. The systems include a light source and a light-diffusing optical fiber optically coupled to the light source. The light-diffusing optical fiber has a core, a cladding and a length, with at least a portion of the core comprising randomly arranged voids configured to provide substantially continuous light emission from the core and out of the cladding along at least a portion of the length, and into the transparent sheet.11-01-2012
20100002993APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR EXCITATION OF A SINGLE MODE IN A WAVEGUIDE - A wave-guiding system and method for mode-selective transmission of a spatially coherent light beam is disclosed. The system comprises a wave-guide with an inlet and an outlet for transmitting one or more modes; a first mode-shaping optical element for shaping the spatially coherent light beam before it enters through the inlet of the wave-guide to a desired mode of the wave-guide; and a second mode-shaping optical element for shaping light beam after it exits from the outlet of the wave-guide for obtaining a desired vectorial field.01-07-2010
20130156372OPTICAL COUPLING MODULE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - An optical coupling module includes a substrate, a circuit board defining two through holes, an optical waveguide positioned between the substrate and the circuit board, and an optical assembly. The optical waveguide includes a core and a clad, each core comprises two coupling surfaces corresponding to the two through holes. At least one coupling surfaces is in an arcuate shape. The clad covers the core, except for the two coupling surfaces exposing out of the clad. The optical assembly formed on the circuit board comprises an optical emitting element and an optical receiving element. The optical emitting element and the optical receiving element are positioned above the two through holes, respectively. Light emitted from the optical emitting element enters the optical waveguide via one of the coupling surface, and leaves from another coupling surface to reach the optical receiving element. The coupling surface is capability of focusing light.06-20-2013
20110293219Chiral Fiber System and Method for Providing Configurable Light Extraction from Optical Waveguides in Accordance with at Least One Predetermined Light Extraction Profile - The system and method of the present invention advantageously enable controllable light extraction from optical fiber waveguides and offer highly configurable light signal guidance and control capabilities, as well as additional advantageous features associated with waveguides, by providing, in various exemplary embodiments thereof, a multitude of novel techniques by which the parameters relating to utilization of various light signals (such as direction of their emission, magnitude of the emission, physical surface area of the emission, etc.), can be readily controlled and configured as a matter of design choice. Additionally, the inventive system and method, in various exemplary embodiments thereof, also enable and facilitate selective configuration of, and/or control over, various characteristics of the light signals guided/controlled/extracted thereby, such as the signals' wavelength, polarization, intensity, amplitude, etc. The system and method of the present invention further advantageously provide various embodiments of the novel optical fiber waveguides with one or more selected desirable and useful light extraction profiles, that may be configured as a matter of design choice in connection with the intended purpose, and/or the desired functionality, of the corresponding fiber waveguide component(s).12-01-2011
20120082414OPTICAL 90-DEGREE HYBRID CIRCUIT - An optical 90-degree hybrid circuit includes: first and second optical splitters for receiving and splitting a first and second light beam into two, respectively; a first optical coupler for generating an interfering light beam by multiplexing one of the light beams split by the first optical splitter and the second optical splitter; and a second optical coupler for generating an interfering light beam by multiplexing another one of the light beams split by the first optical splitter and the second optical splitter. The first optical splitter includes an optical coupler configured to output two light beams having equal phases, and the second optical splitter includes an optical coupler configured to output two light beams having a phase difference of 90 degrees.04-05-2012

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