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20080279501LENS-EQUIPPED OPTICAL WAVE GUIDE DEVICE FOR TOUCH PANEL AND OPTICAL WAVEGUIDE FOR USE IN THE SAME - A lens-equipped optical waveguide device for a touch panel includes an optical waveguide including an under cladding layer, and a plurality of cores formed on a surface of the under cladding layer with respective ends in parallel along one edge portion of the under cladding layer; and a lens device having amounting surface for placing the optical waveguide, and a lens formed in an end portion of the mounting surface. The one edge portion has an end surface which abuts the lens when the optical waveguide is placed on the lens device. The lens device is formed with a protrusion on its abutting surface for abutting the end surface, while the end surface is formed with a recess complementary to the protrusion so that the protrusion and the recess are meshed to cause the end surface and the abutting surface to be in intimate contact with each other.11-13-2008
20120163754OPTICAL COUPLINGS HAVING CODED MAGNETIC ARRAYS AND DEVICES INCORPORATING THE SAME - Optical couplings for making and optical connection between one or more devices are disclosed. In one embodiment, an optical coupling includes a coupling face, an optical interface within the coupling face, an optical component positioned within the optical interface, and at least one coded magnetic array. The at least one coded magnetic array may include a plurality of magnetic regions configured aid in mating the optical component with a corresponding optical component of a complementary mated optical coupling to a predetermined tolerance for optical communication. Optical cable assemblies and electronics devices having optical couplings with optical interfaces using coded magnetic arrays are also disclosed.06-28-2012
20130028559OPTICAL DEVICE, OPTICAL CONNECTOR, AND OPTICAL MODULE - An optical device includes first and second optical waveguides that each include a core and a cladding, and a connector that optically couples the first optical waveguide and the second optical waveguide with a lens interposed therebetween, wherein, in at least one of the first and the second optical waveguides, a difference in refractive index between the core and the cladding in a first direction differs from a difference in refractive index between the core and the cladding in a second direction that is different from the first direction, and wherein, in at least one of the first and the second optical waveguide, a first point of emergence of first rays that are output at angles in the first direction and a second point of emergence of second rays that are output at angles in the second direction are offset from each other along an optical axis.01-31-2013
20090196550OPTICAL-ELECTRICAL TRANSMISSION CONNECTOR, OPTICAL-ELECTRICAL TRANSMISSION DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE - An optical-electrical transmission connector having resistance to optical axis misalignment, having small loss, easily increasing the number of buses, and capable of being formed of a commonly-used material is provided. In a male connector, one collimating lens facing the other collimating lens when connecting the male connector to a female connector is arranged, and a light guide is arranged corresponding to the focal point of the one collimating lens. A positioning section is arranged corresponding to surroundings of the one collimating lens, and the positioning section has one inclined surface coming into contact with the other inclined surface when connecting the male connector to the female connector.08-06-2009
20090324170Spectral beam combining and wavelength multiplexing with an optical redirecting element - A method of spectral beam combining comprising the steps of projecting a plurality of laser beamlets of different wavelengths onto a first spectrally dispersive element, spatially chirping the plurality of beamlets via the first spectrally dispersive element, rearranging the spatially chirped beamlets with a beam redirecting element, and combining the beamlets into a single output beam via a second spectrally dispersive element.12-31-2009
20090190883OCT PROBE - An OCT probe has a sheath to be inserted into a subject; and an optical system within the sheath, for changing the direction of light which propagates from a light source through an optical fiber to irradiate the light onto the subject through a transparent portion of the sheath, and for reflecting the light beam, which is reflected by the subject, to guide the light into the optical fiber. A light output surface, for causing the light to be output from the reflecting surface in a direction obliquely inclined with respect to the inner surface of the sheath, and a reflected light sheath entrance preventing portion, for preventing light reflected by the inner surface of the sheath from entering the optical fiber, are provided in the optical system. The reflected light sheath entrance preventing portion may be formed by providing a cut planar surface portion on the lens.07-30-2009
20100074580LIGHT SOURCE UNIT AND IMAGE DISPLAYING APPARATUS - A light source unit includes a laser element that includes a plurality of light emitting points that are arranged along one direction on an end face thereof and irradiates laser beams having a spread in a spreading direction that is perpendicular to the one direction. A cylindrical lens held by a first body tube collimates the laser beams in block. Circular lenses held by a second body tube condense the collimated beams into an inlet of an optical fiber. The first body part and the second body part are positioned and directly coupled to each other so that an optical axis of the cylindrical lens accords with that of the circular lenses.03-25-2010
20090202202FIBER LENS WITH FRESNEL ZONE PLATE LENS AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME - A Fresnel lens-integrated optical fiber that can be easily aligned and manufactured in miniature, and a method of fabricating the same are provided. The Fresnel lens-integrated optical fiber includes a light transmission section transmitting incident light, a light expansion section coupled to the light transmission section and expanding light provided from the light transmission section, and a Fresnel lens surface formed on a section of the light expansion section and focusing by passing through the light expanded in the light expansion section at a predetermined focal length. Accordingly, since the Fresnel lens surface has no curvature, arrangement of an optical coupling system is easy, manufacture is easy, and the optical coupling system can be miniaturized.08-13-2009
20120207433Optical connector for decreasing loss of optical signal transmission - An optical connector includes an insultive housing, an optical module movably retained on the insulative housing, a spring being assembled between the insulative housing and the optical module along a front to back direction, and a slider attached to the spring. The spring has a first end positioned on the insulative housing and a second end opposed to the first end. The slider is assembled to the second end of the spring and has a protruding arc mating surface to engage with the optical module.08-16-2012
20130039621OPTICAL COUPLING STRUCTURE, AND OPTICAL COUPLING STRUCTURE ASSEMBLY METHOD - An optical coupling structure of the present invention is configured with a lens body and a clamp. The lens body includes a lens section having the lens and a fixing section. The clamp includes a positioning section, a pressing spring, and a retaining section. The positioning section determines a position of the clamp except a position in a direction of the optical axis of the optical fiber. The pressing spring makes contact with a surface of the lens body having a normal direction matching with the end face of the optical fiber, and generates a returning force when the clamp moves in a direction opposite to the normal direction of the surface. The retaining section is formed in a portion of the clamp to press the optical fiber and retains the optical fiber not to move in a direction apart from the lens.02-14-2013
20130039620Lens and a Method of Forming the Same, a Method of Generating a Refractive Index Profile for a Lens and a Photonic Package - According to embodiments of the present invention, a lens comprising a refractive index profile configured such that rays of light propagating in the lens form an at least substantially plane wavefront at an at least substantially vertical plane of the lens, is provided. The profile is configured to vary in an at least substantially bell curve shape along a radial direction of the lens. The lens includes a plurality of layers configured to generate the profile, wherein each layer of the plurality of layers comprises at least a first film and a second film arranged one above the other.02-14-2013
20130039619GRIN-LENSED, TUNED WEDGE WAVEGUIDE TERMINATION AND METHOD OF REDUCING BACK REFLECTION CAUSED THEREBY - A GRIN-lensed, tuned wedge waveguide termination, a method of reducing back reflection to a waveguide caused by the GRIN-lensed, tuned wedge waveguide termination and a terminated optical fiber. In one embodiment, the GRIN-lensed, tuned wedge waveguide termination includes: (1) a GRIN lens subassembly including a GRIN lens having a pitch greater than a quarter pitch such that a primary beam propagating through the GRIN lens subassembly forms a waist and (2) a tuned wedge subassembly bonded to the GRIN lens subassembly and having a length selected such that the tuned wedge subassembly ends at least proximate the waist, the tuned wedge subassembly further having a bevel angle selected to reduce a back reflection into the waveguide.02-14-2013
20090148099OPTICAL LINK MODULE, OPTICAL INTERCONNECTION METHOD, INFORMATION PROCESSOR INCLUDING THE OPTICAL LINK MODULE, SIGNAL TRANSFER METHOD, PRISM AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE PRISM - An optical link module of the present invention for connecting light beams by deflection and including light-emitting devices arranged in a planar manner; an optical fiber bundle that is an optical waveguide for receiving the light beams from the light-emitting devices, and an optical turn which includes a plurality of aspherical lenses which are disposed between the light-emitting devices and the optical fiber bundle and are formed while corresponding to the number of the light-emitting devices and the number of optical fibers.06-11-2009
20130044978Method And System For A Multi-Core Fiber Connector - Methods and systems for a multi-core fiber connector are disclosed and may include communicating optical signals in a fiber comprising a multi-core. The connectors may comprise dimensions to fit one or more of: SC, LC, FC, or MU connectors. The optical signals may be collimated utilizing a lens in the connectors, and may comprise a graded-index (GRIN) lens or a ball lens. The connectors may comprise a ferrule assembly that encompasses an end of the optical fiber and is at least partially within a stem assembly. The ferrule assembly may comprise zirconia and the stem assembly may comprise stainless steel. The lens may be fixed adjacent to the ferrule assembly utilizing a stainless steel tube. The collimated optical signals may be communicated to a receiving lens that may focus the collimated optical signals onto a plurality of optical cores in a receiving optical fiber.02-21-2013
20130044977Optical Receiver with Reduced Cavity Size and Methods of Making and Using the Same - Methods for manufacturing and using an optical or optoelectronic device are disclosed. The optical or optoelectronic device and related methods may be useful as an optical or optoelectronic transceiver or for the processing of optical signals. The optical or optoelectronic device generally comprises a light-transmitting medium configured to transmit a first light beam; a light-receiving unit configured to receive and process a focused, reflected light beam; a first mirror or beam splitter configured to reflect at least a first portion of the transmitted light beam away from the light-receiving unit; a lens configured to focus the reflected light beam; and a second mirror configured to reflect the focused, reflected light beam towards the light-receiving unit.02-21-2013
20130084040Opto-Mechanical Joint Assemblies - A light collecting and disseminating apparatus is provided for use in harvesting sunlight from the exterior of a man-made structure, and providing light to the inside of the structure, via an opto-mechanical joint where sunlight would not normally be available. The internal arrangement of the collector allows for improved optical accuracy and performance over prior efforts. The apparatus is also characterized as possessing a low profile so as not to alter the appearance of buildings furnished with the invention. Further, light can be collected from any orientation and redirected through the opto-mechanical joint to a stationary light receiving port independent of the orientation of the collectors.04-04-2013
20130084039LENS ARRAY OPTICAL COUPLING TO PHOTONIC CHIP - A photonic integrated circuit apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus includes a photonic chip and a lens array coupling element. The photonic chip includes a waveguide at a side edge surface of the photonic chip. The lens array coupling element is mounted on a top surface of the photonic chip and on the side edge surface. The coupling element includes a lens array that is configured to modify spot sizes of light traversing to or from the waveguide. The coupling element further includes an overhang on a side of the coupling element that opposes the lens array and that abuts the top surface of the photonic chip. The overhang includes a vertical stop surface that has a depth configured to horizontally align an edge of the waveguide with a focal length of the lens array and that vertically aligns focal points of the lens array with the edge of the waveguide.04-04-2013
20130089289COUPLING OF A LASER SOURCE TO AN OPTICAL DATA DISTRIBUTING DEVICE - A computer system has an optical data distributing device for transmitting and distributing optical signals. A laser source generates light for forming the optical signals, and an optical fiber with a graded index of refraction couples the light from the laser source to the optical data distributing device. A lens is disposed to image light generated by the laser source into an input end of the optical fiber. The magnification of the lens is selected as a function of a ratio of a numerical aperture and diameter of the laser source divided by a ratio of a numerical aperture and diameter of the optical fiber.04-11-2013
20130071063OPTICAL CONNECTOR - An optical connector includes: a holding member that holds an optical transmission line; a lens member that has a lens; a concavo-convex structure provided between the holding member and the lens member; and a moving member that moves the concavo-convex structure between a first state where a protrusion and a recess of the concavo-convex structure are engaged with each other and a second state where a gap is formed between the protrusion and the recess.03-21-2013
20090092358LIGHT INPUT/OUTPUT TERMINAL MODULE OF THE OPTICAL COMPONENTS AND BEAM CONVERTING APPARATUS - A light input/output terminal module 04-09-2009
20110013869MICROMECHANICALLY ALIGNED OPTICAL ASSEMBLY - An optical assembly includes a combination of laser sources emitting radiation, focused by a combination of lenses into optical waveguides. The optical waveguide and the laser source are permanently attached to a common carrier, while at least one of the lenses is attached to a holder that is an integral part of the carrier, but is free to move initially. Micromechanical techniques are used to adjust the position of the lens and holder, and then fix the holder it into place permanently using integrated heaters with solder.01-20-2011
20090269007Phase Offset Integrated Solid Immersion Mirror and Lens For a General Phase Front - An apparatus includes a core waveguide for directing electromagnetic radiation to a focal point, the core waveguide having a first interface on a first side of a longitudinal axis for directing a first plurality of rays of the electromagnetic radiation to a focal point and a second interface on a second side of the longitudinal axis for directing a second plurality of rays of the electromagnetic radiation to the focal point, wherein the first and second interfaces are shaped such that at the focal point, the second plurality of rays are about 180° out of phase with respect to the first plurality of rays.10-29-2009
20130064503OPTICAL FIBER COUPLING ASSEMBLY - An optical fiber coupling assembly includes a first and a second optical fiber connectors. The first optical fiber connector includes a first light guide, a first light source, a first photoelectric conversion element, a plug holding a first optical lens, and a first optical fiber. The first optical fiber is optically aligned with the first light guide and the first optical lens. The second optical fiber connector includes a second light guide, a second light source, a second photoelectric conversion element, a second optical lens, and a second optical fiber. The second optical fiber connector defines a passage receiving the second optical lens. The second optical fiber is optically aligned with the second light guide and the second optical lens. The first and second optical lenses are aligned with each other when the plug is received in the passage.03-14-2013
20120195551MEMS-BASED LEVERS AND THEIR USE FOR ALIGNMENT OF OPTICAL ELEMENTS - A MEMS based alignment technology based on mounting an optical component on a released micromechanical lever configuration that uses multiple flexures rather than a single spring. The optical component may be a lens. The use of multiple flexures may reduce coupling between lens rotation and lens translation, and reduce effects of lever handle warping on lens position. The device can be optimized for various geometries.08-02-2012
20130163926OPTICAL FIBER COUPLER - An optical fiber coupler includes a main body and a cover detachably coupled with the main body. The main body includes a coupling member, at least two lenses, at least two optical fibers and a connecting post. The lenses and the optical fibers are mounted on the coupling member. The optical fibers couples with corresponding lenses. The lenses protrudes from the coupling member. The connecting post protrudes from the main body adjacent to the lenses. The cover defines a fixing hole and a covering groove corresponding to the lenses. The fixing hole engages with the connecting post, for positioning the coupling member to the cover. The cover covering the lenses via allowing the at least two lenses to be received in the covering groove.06-27-2013
20090232452BI-DIRECTIONAL OPTICAL MODULE - An inexpensive optical bi-directional module by which diffraction efficiency of light beams having different wavelengths can be maximized at different diffraction orders, respectively, and light utilization efficiency is enhanced. The optical bi-directional module comprises a light emitting element for transmitting an optical signal toward the end of an optical fiber, a light receiving element for receiving an optical signal from the end of the optical fiber, and a grating having stepwise profiles repeated at a desired pitch. Assuming the position of the grating is on the DOE plane and the light emitting elements are located, respectively, at the end of the optical fiber and the position of the light receiving element, planar pitch of the grating is set such that a phase function being given as an equiphase-difference line on the DOE plane by causing interference of two light beams of the assumed light emitting elements has a phase function value representing an equiphase curve of integral multiples of 360°.09-17-2009
20090010597METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR ALIGNMENT AND ASSEMBLY OF OPTOELECTRONIC COMPONENTS - Apparatus and methods are disclosed for precision alignment and assembly of opto-electronic components relative to one another.01-08-2009
20120114285METHOD FOR CONTROLLING DIAMETER OF GRIN LENS FIBER AND FIBER DRAWING EQUIPMENT - When a GRIN lens fiber is drawn from a preform, control of a fiber diameter is improved in order to increase a production yield of the GRIN lens fiber having a fiber diameter within a desired range. The problem is solved by controlling the drawing speed using a fiber diameter c, which is obtained by correcting a fiber diameter a using the fiber diameter b and a fiber diameter α. The fiber diameter a is measured using a diameter measuring instrument A that measures an outer diameter of the GRIN lens fiber, which is being elongated inside a heating furnace, the fiber diameter b is measured using a diameter measuring instrument B that measures an outer diameter of the GRIN lens fiber outside the heating furnace, and the fiber diameter α is a value of the fiber diameter a measured a specified period of time T earlier.05-10-2012
20130163924PHOTOELECTRIC CONVERTER - A photoelectric converter includes a laser diode, a female optical transmission module, a male optical transmission unit, and a photo diode. The female optical transmission module includes a plurality of first lenses and a plurality of second lenses oriented at ninety degrees from each other, with total internal reflection between the two lenses. The female optical transmission module defines a detection cutout, from which the first lenses and the second lenses can be observed simultaneously. The photoelectric converter has a high reliability in signal transmittance.06-27-2013
20120237164Spatial Filtering of Higher Order Modes in Multimode Fibers - A mode filter for eliminating the propagation of higher-order modes along a section of optical multimode fiber comprises a graded index (GRIN) lens, preferably of a quarter-pitch length, and a pinhole element in the form of a small core fiber. This configuration creates a Fourier spatial filter assembly that removes higher order modes propagating along an optical fiber while capturing the fundamental mode of the optical signal. A section of GRIN fiber is preferably used as the lens, with the small core fiber disposed at the output of the GRIN fiber lens to collect substantially only the on-axis fundamental mode of the optical signal. Since the higher order modes are shifted away from the origin by the GRIN fiber lens, only the fundamental mode signal is captured by the small core fiber.09-20-2012
20130163923SMALL FORM FACTOR VARIABLE OPTICAL ATTENUATOR WITH CLADDING MODE SUPPRESSING FIBER - The invention relates to an electro-static variable optical attenuator suitable for use in a small form factor pluggable module. A short cladding suppressing fiber, such as a double clad optical fiber, dissipates attenuated light coupled to the cladding to reduce modal interference in the output light, while also reducing PDL and WDL introduced by the off set attenuation mechanism.06-27-2013
20130163925OPTICAL FIBER COUPLER AND INSERTION PORT - An optical fiber coupler includes two insertion ports inserted into each other. Each insertion port includes a main body having a connecting wall, at least two lenses positioned adjacent to the connecting wall, and at least two optical fibers coupled with the at least two lenses. While the connecting wall has an axis of symmetry, one insertion port acts as a male port, and the other insertion port acts as a female port. A positioning post protrudes from the connecting wall. A guiding hole is formed on the connecting wall. The projections of the positioning post and the guiding hole on the connecting wall are symmetrical around the longitudinal center axis of the optical fiber coupler, respectively. The lenses are symmetrical around the longitudinal center of axis.06-27-2013
20120189248OPTOELECTRONIC TRANSMISSION DEVICE - An optoelectronic transmission device includes a base, an optical signal source positioned on the base, a light detector positioned on the base, a carrier covering the optical signal source and the light detector, a first lensed optical fiber and a second lensed optical fiber. The carrier has a first through hole, a second through hole and a reflective surface. The first lensed optical fiber is received in the first through hole. The first lensed optical fiber has a first lens opposing the reflective surface for directing first light reflected by the reflective surface into the first lensed optical fiber. The second lensed optical fiber is received in the second through hole. The second lensed optical fiber has a second lens opposing the reflective surface for directing a second light transmitted by the second lensed optical fiber to the reflective surface.07-26-2012
20120288232METHODS FOR LIGHT COUPLING INTO POWER SEMICONDUCTORS - Disclosed is a method of coupling light into a power semiconductor device having a semiconductor structure with two or more layers. The power semiconductor device has multiple cells of functionally identical units linked by multiple interconnects. In each device unit, a patterned electrode layer is disposed on the surface of the semiconductor structure. The method includes illuminating the power semiconductor device by directing a light from a light source through the patterned electrode layer to form an enhanced light coupling with the semiconductor structure. The patterned electrode layer is configured to have a micron scaled grid pattern having multiple metal grids and aperture openings that is based on a distributed resistance model having two characteristic current decay lengths.11-15-2012
20120099818OPTICAL WAVEGUIDE FOR TOUCH PANEL - The optical waveguide is disposed along the periphery of a display screen of a display of a touch panel. A light-emitting optical waveguide section and a light-receiving optical waveguide section are disposed in an alternating pattern along each edge of the display screen. Both of the light-emitting optical waveguide section and the light-receiving optical waveguide section are coupled together by placing end surfaces of end portions of the light-emitting optical waveguide section and the light-receiving optical waveguide section in abutment with each other. The light-emitting optical waveguide section includes cores each having an end portion provided in the form of a light-emitting lens portion. The light-emitting lens portion has an end surface provided in the form of a light-emitting lens surface. The light-receiving optical waveguide section includes cores each having an end portion provided in the form of a light-receiving lens portion corresponding to the light-emitting lens portion.04-26-2012
20120099817High Quality Factor Photonic Crystal Nanobeam Cavity and Method of Designing and Making Same - A deterministic design and manufacturing of an ultrahigh Q-factor, wavelength-scale optical cavity is invented and experimentally demonstrated. The design can be implemented on photonic crystal nanobeam cavities, which are based on 1D optical waveguides. The waveguide has dielectric index alternations that provide constructive interference and produces optical resonance.04-26-2012
20120099816PHOTONICS MODULE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING - An improved photonics module includes a Silicon motherboard having a plurality of v-grooves that collimate and optically align a laser diode emission is held within an enclosure that includes two or more positioning portions that locate and guide the Silicon motherboard in the desired position within the enclosure. The enclosure acts as a heat sink that provides stability and aids in wicking Silicon motherboard mounting material such damage to the Silicon motherboard by the mounting material is avoided. Methods of making the improved photonics module are also disclosed.04-26-2012
20110286698Fiber optic connector microlens with self-aligning optical fiber cavity - A fiber optical connector microlens is provided with a self-aligning optical fiber cavity. The microlens includes a convex first lens surface and a second lens surface. A fiber alignment cavity is integrally formed with the second lens surface to accept an optical fiber core. A lens body is interposed between the first and second lens surfaces, having a cross-sectional area with a lens center axis, and the fiber alignment cavity is aligned with the lens center axis. In a first aspect, the fiber alignment cavity penetrates the lens second surface. In a second aspect, an integrally formed cradle with a cradle surface extends from the lens second surface, and a channel is formed in the cradle surface, with a center axis aligned with the lens center axis. The fiber alignment cavity includes a bridge covering a portion of the channel.11-24-2011
20090016678OPTICAL MODULE - An optical module includes an optical waveguide member for passing light therethrough and an optical path changing member for receiving and reflecting light. The optical path changing member is optically coupled to the optical waveguide member.01-15-2009
20100034501COMBINED STRUCTURE OF OPTICAL WAVEGUIDE - A combined structure of optical waveguides with high accuracy can be easily materialized by arranging cutout sections 02-11-2010
20100278482Optical Transceiver Module - The optical module includes an optical device mounting substrate 11-04-2010
20090310915Multiple-Pathway Optical Transmitter - Optical systems comprise one or more optical pathways including lenses that are offset with respect to each other and lenses that are offset with respect to optical fibers.12-17-2009
20090136178Optical Assembly Connecting a Laser With Optical Fibre - An optical assembly includes an optical package having a wall with an aperture and includes a laser device capable of emitting a laser beam through the aperture and a collimator including a sleeve defining a first and a second end, the collimator including a terminating portion of an optical fibre. In addition, the assembly includes a joint element having a first and a second surface, the first surface contacting the wall around the aperture in a first contact area, and the second surface including a convex surface contacting a portion of the surface of the sleeve in correspondence of its first end in a second contact area, the convex surface being at least partially inserted in the sleeve, so that the collimator is aligned with respect to the laser beam.05-28-2009
20110182547TWO DIMENSIONAL FIBER COLLIMATOR ARRAY WITH HIGH RETURN LOSS - A lens system includes a body member holding at least one micro lens array. The micro lens array has a first surface with a plurality of micro lenses arranged in a row and a second surface opposing the first surface. The second surface is under an angle towards the first surface. Furthermore the lens system comprises either: (i) a plurality of ferrules enclosing end-portions of light waveguides, or (ii) a plurality of light waveguides without ferrules, wherein the ferrules or light waveguides are adhesively fastened in a spaced relationship from each other to the second surface of the micro lens array preferably by means of an adhesive, by bonding or by welding.07-28-2011
20090087142Semiconductor Laser Module and Light Scanning Device and Image Forming Apparatus Using the Same - An angle β between a principal ray of incident light incident on an optical fiber via a lens system and a marginal ray of reflected light nearest to the principal ray of the incident light when the reflected light is the incident light reflected on an entrance end surface of the optical fiber is larger than an angle θ between the principal ray and a marginal ray of the incident light. A receiving surface is provided separately from an inner surface of a light-passing hole so that the reflected light is received by the receiving surface. Therefore, the reflected light from the entrance end surface of the optical fiber is prevented from returning to a semiconductor laser light source to thereby attain improvement in stability and high reliability of laser light output of the semiconductor laser light source.04-02-2009
20090087141Optical coupler - An optical coupler including: a substrate; a cladding layer formed on the substrate; and a slab waveguide formed on the cladding layer, wherein the slab waveguide comprises a first waveguide area on which a laser beam is incident and a second waveguide area having an incident surface capable of converging and outputting the laser beam passing through the first waveguide in a width direction. The optical coupler may optically couple one of an optical fiber and a laser diode with the slab waveguide, and more particularly, and a photonic crystal waveguide, with high efficiency.04-02-2009
20090279830OPTICAL GATE ARRAY DEVICE - An optical gate array device which permits the use of an optical gate array with a pitch smaller than the diameter of optical fibers. The optical gate array has an array of optical gates, and an optical fiber array has an array of optical fibers. A lens is arranged between the optical gate array and the optical fiber array, for collectively achieving optical coupling between all of the optical gates of the optical gate array and all of the optical fibers of the optical fiber array.11-12-2009
20090202203Coupling Element Alignment Using Waveguide Fiducials - An optical assembly includes a waveguide assembly and an optical coupling element. The waveguide assembly includes a core, a cladding portion, and, preferably, at least two waveguide core fiducials, the at least two waveguide core fiducials and the core being lithographically formed substantially simultaneously in a substantially coplanar layer. The core and the at least two waveguide core fiducials are formed in a predetermined relationship with the cladding portion. The optical coupling element (for example, a lens array or mechanical transfer (MT) ferrule), includes an optical element and, preferably, at least two alignment features associated with the optical element, the at least two alignment features being mated with the at least two waveguide core fiducials to accurately position the optical element with respect to the core in an X-Y plane. A method of alignment is also provided.08-13-2009
20110268387Two Dimensional Fiber Collimator Array With High Return Loss - A collimator system comprises a micro lens array. The micro lens array has a first surface with a plurality of micro lenses and a second surface opposing the first surface. The second surface is under an angle towards the first surface. A fiber holder holding a plurality of parallel optical fibers has a first surface having an angle with respect to the longitudinal axis of the optical fibers. The fiber holder is attached to the micro lens array in such a way that the angle of the second surface of the micro lens array and the first surface of the fiber holder compensate.11-03-2011
20120183255LENS-INTEGRATED OPTICAL WAVEGUIDE AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME - A lens-integrated optical waveguide includes an optical conduit, a lens, and a non-wetting coating underlying the lens. A method for making an lens-integrated optical waveguide includes: forming an optical conduit having an end defining a planar end surface through which lights are transmitted out and received in; injecting a curable glue into a mold to form a pool of curable glues, the mold including a cavity having a concave shape to define a lens outer face; dipping the planar end of the optical conduit into the pool of curable glues; and curing the pool of curable glues onto the planar end surface of the optical conduit.07-19-2012
20090290836OPTICAL INTERCONNECTION STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - The present invention relates to an optical interconnection structure and a method for manufacturing the same. The optical interconnection structure includes a silicon substrate on which at least one groove formed with a lens is formed to have a curvature radius on the upper surface thereof; and a silica layer that is formed on the silicon substrate including the groove formed with the lens to retain a shape of the groove formed with the lens. As a result, there are effects that the optical interconnection structure can be manufactured in great quantities by performing most of the processes using a semiconductor processing equipment and have better thermal characteristics than that of the existing PCB substrate.11-26-2009
20110200284Fiber Optic Jack with High Interface Mismatch Tolerance - A fiber optic connector jack is provided with a backcap processing module. The jack includes a lens housing having a lensed lid. A connector flange extends from the lensed lid top surface, shaped to selectively engage a plug connector housing. A microlens having a first surface is formed in the lensed lid bottom surface. A convex surface is formed in the lensed lid top surface to transceive light in a collimated beam with a plug optical interface. A backcap enclosure wall extends from the lensed lid bottom surface. The jack also includes a backcap processing module with a circuit substrate and an optical element. The optical element (e.g., a laser diode or photodiode) has an optical interface formed in a focal plane of the microlens to transceive light with the microlens first surface. An electrical connector and electrical cable selectively engages a printed circuit board with the circuit substrate.08-18-2011
20110200283Fiber Optic Cable with High Interface Mismatch Tolerance - A fiber optic cable is provided with a cable section including at least one length of fiber optic line having a first end and a second end. A first and second plug each have a mechanical body shaped to selectively engage and disengage a jack housing. Each plug has a microlens with a planar surface to engage the fiber optic line end and a convex surface to transceive light in a first collimated beam with a jack optical interface. The fiber optic cable ends are formed in a focal plane of a corresponding plug microlens.08-18-2011
20080212924COUPLING OPTICAL SYSTEM, OPTICAL ELEMENT AND OPTICAL PICKUP APPARATUS - The present invention relates to a coupling optical system, an optical element, and an optical pickup apparatus. A coupling optical system is provided for use in an optical pickup apparatus and is arranged between a light source and an objective lens of the optical pickup apparatus. The coupling optical system includes: a first optical element with a power; and a second optical element with a positive power. The first optical element includes an optical surface, an out-effective-aperture section surrounding the optical surface, and a light-reduction structure arranged on the out-effective-aperture section. When a non-parallel light flux emitted from the light source enters into the out-effective-aperture section, the light-reduction structure reduces a light flux to be emitted from the second optical element in a direction getting closer to an optical axis of the second optical element.09-04-2008
20100278480LIGHT COLLECTION AND ILLUMINATION SYSTEMS EMPLOYING PLANAR WAVEGUIDE - An apparatus for distributing light from a waveguide through a collimating array, or collecting light over a given area into a waveguide. Light received within a waveguide is propagated transmissively and retained by total internal reflection, except in response to impinging upon deflector elements which sufficiently redirect the light to escape the waveguide into a collimator array that aligns and distributes the light. In a light collector, a collection array collects and collimates the received light and directs it at the surface of a waveguide, within which deflectors properly positioned in relation to each collector of the collector array, deflect the angle of the light so that it propagates through the waveguide in response to total internal reflection. The apparatus can be fabricated into an efficient and compact form.11-04-2010
20080279502LENS-EQUIPPED OPTICAL WAVEGUIDE DEVICE FOR TOUCH PANEL AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A lens-equipped optical waveguide device for a touch panel comprises an optical waveguide including an under cladding layer and a plurality of cores; and a lens device having a mounting surface for placing the optical waveguide thereon and a lens formed in an end portion of the mounting surface. The mounting surface of the lens device includes an adhesive receiving groove formed therein, and the optical waveguide includes a through hole penetrating in the direction of the thickness of the optical waveguide and in communication with the adhesive receiving groove so that the bonding between the mounting surface and the optical waveguide with the adhesive is achieved by using the adhesive receiving groove and the through hole.11-13-2008
20080304790OPTICAL DEVICE AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME - An optical device includes a base, an optical element chip attached to the base, an integrated circuit chip attached onto the back surface of the optical element chip, and a translucent member (window member). A wire is buried within the base, and the wire has an internal terminal portion, an external terminal portion, and a midpoint terminal portion. A pad electrode of the optical element chip is connected to the internal terminal portion through a bump, and a pad electrode of the integrated circuit chip is connected to the midpoint terminal portion through a fine metal wire.12-11-2008
20100135615APPARATUS FOR COUPLING LIGHT BETWEEN INPUT AND OUTPUT WAVEGUIDES - An apparatus for coupling light between input and output waveguides includes a substrate, an input waveguide disposed on the substrate and comprising a first optical axis, and an output waveguide disposed on the substrate and comprising a second optical axis vertically offset from the first optical axis. A superlens is disposed on the substrate between the input waveguide and the output waveguide. The superlens has a middle optical axis and comprises a vertically graded refractive index film having a refractive index distribution n(y), where y is a vertical direction substantially perpendicular to the middle optical axis.06-03-2010
20090136179LIGHT EMITTING UNIT, APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME, APPARATUS FOR MOLDING LENS THEREOF, AND LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE PACKAGE THEREOF - A light emitting unit, an apparatus and method for manufacturing the same, an apparatus for molding a lens thereof, and a light emitting device package thereof, which are capable of achieving an enhancement in light extraction efficiency and an improvement in mass productivity, are disclosed. The light emitting unit manufacturing apparatus includes a mold including a first mold and a second mold coupled to each other under a condition in which at least one light emitting unit is interposed between the first and second molds, a groove formed in one of the first and second molds at a position facing the light emitting unit, the groove having a lens shape, and a passage extending from an outer surface of the mold to the groove.05-28-2009
20120070118CONNECTOR OPTICAL LENS WITH ALIGNMENT FEATURES - An optical lens of an optical connector includes alignment features for passive connection alignment. Fiber inserted into the lens is aligned with a fiber groove that restricts motion in at least one direction to align the fiber. The lens includes an alignment feature to passively align the lens with a mating alignment feature of a mating connector. The groove may, for example, be L-, V-, or U-shaped. The alignment feature can be a post with corresponding recess. Alignment can further be secured with a tab that constrains pivoting of the connectors when engaged.03-22-2012
20110229078FIBER OPTIC INTERFACE DEVICES FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICES - Small-form fiber optic interface devices (09-22-2011
20110229077SMALL-FORM-FACTOR FIBER OPTIC INTERFACE DEVICES WITH AN INTERNAL LENS - Small-form-factor fiber optic interface devices with an internal lens are disclosed. The fiber optic interface devices have a ferrule with a bore that supports an optical waveguide. The lens is on or adjacent the ferrule front end and is aligned with the bore. A first planar surface is provided on or adjacent the lens. The first planar surface interfaces with a second planar surface of a second fiber optic interface device to form a fiber optic interface assembly having a liquid-displacing interface when the first and second fiber optic interface devices are engaged.09-22-2011
20110229076Optical Subassembly Package Configuration - An optical subassembly package configuration for monitoring a fiber, the configuration includes a container, an optical subassembly, an optical fiber, and a ferrule. The container has a face, and the optical subassembly is disposed within the container. The optical fiber communicates with the subassembly. The ferrule is attached to the face of the container, the fiber being monitored terminates inside the ferrule.09-22-2011
20080260330ALIGNMENT WITH THIN BONDING LAYER OF OPTICAL COMPONENTS - An optical component is attached to a mounting block and the mounting block is attached to a carrier. The optical component is actively aligned by adjusting the optical component with respect to the mounting block and the mounting block with respect to the carrier. An adhesive used for the attachments can be in a layer of 5 microns or less to reduce thermal degradation and effects of thermal expansion.10-23-2008
20080260331Multiplexer/Demultiplexer, Method for Fabricating the Same, and Optical Multiplexe/Demultiplexer Module10-23-2008
20090263082OPTICAL RECEPTACLE, OPTICAL MODULE, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING AN OPTICAL MODULE - Provided are an optical receptacle capable of manufacturing an optical module thereby, while suppressing a manufacturing cost, preventing a quality degradation, and suppressing a quantity of returning light by reflection. In the optical receptacle, a recess for receiving a lens and a lens support and a through-hole penetrating from a bottom of the recess toward an exterior are formed, and the recess is formed so that an inner peripheral surface of the recess is fixed to a desired position with respect to an outer peripheral surface of the lens support, in a case where the lens and the lens support are received in the recess such that an optical axis of the lens and an optical axis of the optical fiber to be inserted into the through hole are deviated from each other.10-22-2009
20090257713Waveguide device - A waveguide device that guides light through a core part formed in a cladding part is disclosed. The waveguide device includes a waveguide part formed in the cladding part so as to have the same refractive index as the refractive index of the core part so that the waveguide part communicates with the core part, and a refractive part configured to perform at least one of reflecting the light guided by the core part toward the waveguide part and reflecting light from the waveguide part toward a direction in which the light is guided by the core part.10-15-2009
20100002995OPTICAL TOUCH PANEL AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - An optical touch panel having over-cladding layers each integrated with a lens-shaped portion (i.e., optical waveguides each having a lens-integrated over-cladding layer). The optical touch panel requires neither lens assembly nor optical axis alignment, and is therefore free from the fear that the displacement of lenses will occur. This makes it possible to achieve high optical transmission efficiency and high impact resistance.01-07-2010
20100166367Beam coupler - A coupler assembly for a fiber laser is disclosed. The assembly includes a tubular housing having a sidewall with an interior surface, an exterior surface, a first end and a second end. An input collimator unit is also included and configured to be received within the first end of the sidewall of the tubular housing. An output collimator unit received within the second end of the sidewall of the tubular housing. Further included is a compression mechanism configured and arranged to concentrically align the input collimator unit and the output collimator unit about a common central axis. The assembly may further include an alignment mechanism configured and arranged to optically align the input collimator unit and the output collimator unit about a common optical axis. Optionally, a fluid coolant system may also be included.07-01-2010
20100220955Optical module and process for manufacturing the same - An optical module includes a lens-containing optically-transmissive member and a receptacle. The receptacle includes: an optical connector-inserting section; a fixing section for fixing the member; and an device-installing section for installing a semiconductor device serving as a light emitting device or a light receiving device. The fixing section communicates with the device-installing section. The member includes a main body and a lens. The main body includes a first section and a second section, the first section having a first outer diameter, which is substantially equal to a internal diameter of said fixing section, and said second section having a second outer diameter, which is smaller than the first outer diameter, and at least containing an end of said main body in a side of the device-installing section.09-02-2010
20110058771MULTI-WAVELENGTH OPTICAL TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING MODULES - A multi-wavelength optical transmitting module includes a housing, an optical output block, an optical transmitting block, and an optical multiplexer (MUX) block. The housing has a first coupling hole and a second coupling hole respectively formed in opposite surfaces thereof. The optical output block is coupled to the first coupling hole of the housing, is connected to an optical signal connector, and includes a first lens. The optical transmitting block is coupled to the second coupling hole of the housing and is connected to an electrical signal connector. In addition, the optical transmitting block includes a plurality of transmitting devices which respectively output light having different wavelengths and are arranged parallel to the optical output block, and a plurality of second lenses which are arranged on a light output side of the transmitting devices to correspond respectively to the transmitting devices. The optical multiplexer (MUX) block is disposed within the housing, multiplexes optical signals of multiple wavelengths, which were output from the transmitting devices and passed through the second is lenses, and transmits the multiplexed optical signals to the optical output block.03-10-2011
20100254655OPTICAL PLUG CONNECTION FOR OPTICAL WAVEGUIDES - An optical plug connection for optical waveguides including a plug and a matching socket, and also a method for adjusting the plug connection. In the case of such a plug connection, the plug has at least one planar, smoothed contact area oriented with respect to a propagation direction of a light beam passing from or into the plug, for bearing on a corresponding planar, smoothed mating contact area of the socket that is oriented with respect to the propagation direction of the light beam.10-07-2010
20100254654Optical Package With Multi-Component Mounting Frame - An optical package is provided comprising a laser diode, coupling optics, a wavelength conversion device, and a multi-component mounting frame. The coupling optics comprises a first lens component that creates a virtual magnified image V of the waveguide of one of the opposing facets with a magnification factor M10-07-2010
20090110351Wave Energy Transmission Apparatus for High-Temperature Environments - A wave energy transmission apparatus has a conduit made from a refractory oxide. A transparent, refractory ceramic window is coupled to the conduit. Wave energy passing through the window enters the conduit.04-30-2009
20100296776OPTICAL CIRCUIT AND OPTICAL SIGNAL PROCESSING APPARATUS USING THE SAME - Conventionally, there has been a problem that a structure in which optical signals outputting from a substrate facet in a PLC are optically coupled to a different bulk type optical device is so complicated that its assembly is laborious. There also has been a problem that a structure in which an output facet of a PLC is polished with an angle results in an increase in coupling loss in free space optics. With a lens bonded to an angled facet of a PLC, an optical circuit of the present invention achieves an optical coupling, with low loss, to a bulk-type optical device or another PLC with a simple structure. Moreover, a lens part and an optical fiber part are respectively bonded to different core apertures exposed on a single angled facet. Thereby, optical signals can be inputted to and outputted from the PLC through the single facet.11-25-2010
20110123151MOLDED OPTICAL STRUCTURE FOR OPTICAL TRANSCEIVER - A device comprising a molded optical structure (MOS) connected to optical fibers. The device includes optical paths through the MOS. Each optical path comprises a first section and a second section. The first section is adjacent the optical fibers. The device comprises a first lens positioned at a first end of the first section, and a second lens positioned at a second end of the second section. The device comprises a reflector positioned in the optical path. The reflector reflects light in a direction approximately orthogonal to a direction from which the light is received.05-26-2011
20120020617Tunable optical filters with multiple ports - Described are tunable multiport optical filters that filter systems with many optical channels in a convenient and cost-effective manner. The tunable multiport optical filters of the invention are simple in design and have few optical components. The basic elements are a dispersion element and a rotating mirror. With properly arranged arrays of input and output optical fibers, individual wavelength components from a selected input beam are spatially separated and steered by the rotating mirror to selected output locations. The optical properties from the selected components may be measured by one or more photodetectors. The filters are also useful for selecting and routing optical signals.01-26-2012
20090067784COMPACT 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.03-12-2009
20110110626Device for forming laser radiation - An apparatus for forming laser radiation. The apparatus can form the laser radiation such that the laser radiation can enter an optical fiber. The apparatus contains a first lens device for deflection and/or imaging or collimation of the laser radiation with respect to a first direction, and a second lens device for deflection and/or imaging or collimation of the laser radiation with respect to a second direction. The first and the second lens devices are provided in or on a component.05-12-2011
20110110627BEAM COLLIMATOR - A device, method of collimating beam coming out from an optical tapered-core guided wave structure with change of index of refraction longitudinally along the axial direction of the tapered-core guided wave structure in the core or cladding region is proposed in this invention. The guided wave structure includes optical fibers and waveguides. The beam collimator in this invention is combined with light couplers and illuminating sources in applications to laser surgery, machinery, probing, measuring, weapons, imaging devices.05-12-2011
20090324169MICRO-OPTICS PHOTONIC BANDGAP FIBER COUPLER - A resonator sensing device having an optics coupler device for communicating light between light source(s) and sensor(s) and a hollow core fiber resonator. Light from one resonator fiber tip is coupled to a second resonator fiber tip via a graded index (GRIN) lens having the appropriate pitch such that the maximum coupling efficiency is achieved and having two angled surfaces. The angled surfaces are coated with an appropriate coating having a reflectance R in order to achieve the desired degree of coupling. Light reflected by the second angled surface is captured with another lens (such as a microlens) and coupled to a third fiber segment (coupled port). The optical parameters for the GRIN lens and the microlens are tailored to have the least loss.12-31-2009
20110150391OPTICAL FIBER CONNECTOR - An exemplary optical fiber connector includes a socket and a plug for insertion in the socket. The plug includes a first sidewall, an opposite second sidewall, a plurality of first fiber engaging holes formed in each of the first and second sidewalls, and a plurality of first converging lenses located in each of the first and second sidewalls, aligning with the respective first fiber engaging holes. The socket includes a fourth sidewall, an opposite fifth sidewall, a plurality of second fiber engaging holes formed in each of the fourth and fifth sidewalls, and a plurality of second converging lenses located in each of the fourth and fifth sidewalls, aligning with the respective second fiber engaging holes. The first converging lenses align with and directly face the respective second converging lenses.06-23-2011
20110081112OPTICAL MODULE - In an optical module, an optical element array is an array of optical elements. Further, a lens array is an array of a plurality of lenses. An output point of a light beam of each optical element of the optical element array is caused to coincide with a central line of a corresponding lens of the lens array, and the light beam is made incident on the lens and a parallel beam is output from the lens. When the output point of the light beam of the optical element coincides with an optical axis of the lens, an optical path within the optical element and the optical axis of the lens fail to coincide with each other.04-07-2011
20110081111Fiber 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 constructed microscope with fiber spectroscopic probe is suitable for micro-sampling, Raman analysis, as well as fluorescence analysis and can be easily reconfigured for different excitation/detection wavelengths. 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
20090142021COMPOSITE LIGHT GUIDING FILM MODULE - A composite light guiding film module is disclosed, which includes: a light guiding film; a light diffusion structure comprising a plurality of micro concave lenses arranged in a first direction and a second direction to form a second dimensional array and the curvature of each concave lens and the junction of the concave lenses are not equal to zero; and a refraction element comprising at least one refraction structure, wherein light from a light source passes through the refraction element and is refracted to the light diffusion structure, and the light passing through the light diffusion structure is refracted into the light guiding film and then propagates in the light guiding film by total reflection.06-04-2009
20080267563OPTICAL ELEMENT MODULE AND METHOD OF ASSEMBLING THE OPTICAL ELEMENT MODULE - An optical element module includes a lead frame an optical element mounted on the lead frame, a resin housing including an opening part, and a tube body. The resin housing contains a part of the lead frame on which the optical element is mounted. The tube body includes a tube part for receiving an optical fiber terminal, a lens arranged between the optical element and the optical fiber terminal, and a lid part which covers the opening part of the resin housing. The tube part, the lens and the lid part are integrally formed.10-30-2008
20100284650Beam homogenizer, laser irradiation apparatus, and method of manufacturing a semiconductor device - The present invention provides a beam homogenizer being equipped with an optical waveguide having a pair of reflection planes provided oppositely, having one end surface into which the laser beam is incident, and having the other end surface from which the laser beam is emitted in the optical system for forming the beam spot. The optical waveguide is a circuit being able to keep radiation light in a certain region and to transmit the radiation light in such a way that the energy flow thereof is guided in parallel with an axis of the channel.11-11-2010
20100329605 OPTICAL SUBASSEMBLY FOR COUPLING LIGHT INTO AN OPTICAL WAVEGUIDE - An optical subassembly for low-feedback coupling of light from a light source into an optical waveguide such as an optical fiber is described. The optical subassembly has an aspherical lens with surface sag having a rotationally symmetrical sag component without having a cone sag component, and a rotationally asymmetrical helical component for reducing coupling of light reflected from the optical fiber tip back into the laser aperture by causing a significant portion of the reflected light to encircle the laser aperture. The lens shape and the height of the helix are selected so that tight focusing onto the fiber tip is preserved, while the optical feedback is reduced.12-30-2010
20120230633SHADING SYSTEM USING LIQUID LENS AND LIGHT WAVEGUIDE - Techniques described herein generally relate to assemblies with selective optical transmissivity. In some examples, an assembly with selective optical transmissivity is described. The assembly can include a first layer and a second layer. The first layer can include a multiple number of liquid lens units. Each of the liquid lens units can be configured to selectively focus incoming optical rays within a focal range defined between a first focal length and a second focal length. The second layer can be spaced apart from the first layer and can include a multiple number of optical waveguides. Each of the optical waveguides can include one or more waveguide inlets such that the second layer includes a multiple number of waveguide inlets. Each of the waveguide inlets may be associated with a respective one of the liquid lens units and may be spaced apart from the respective one of the liquid lens units by a distance within the focal range.09-13-2012
20120148190Optical module and optical transmission device using the same - There is provided an optical waveguide device including a light-emitting element having a light-emitting part for emitting a laser beam and a light-receiving element having a light-receiving part for receiving a laser beam, the elements being arranged on a mounting substrate in parallel with each other; and a first lens for optically coupling the laser beam emitted from the light-emitting part to a first optical waveguide core and a second lens for optically coupling the laser beam conducted through a second optical waveguide core to the light-receiving part, the lenses being arranged in parallel with each other, and in the optical waveguide device. The light-emitting element is a surface light-emitting semiconductor laser having a transparent semiconductor substrate laminated with an active layer as the light-emitting part, the surface light-emitting semiconductor laser emitting the laser beam from the active layer through the transparent semiconductor substrate. In the case where the surface light-emitting semiconductor laser and the light-receiving element are placed on a flat surface, when the active layer and the light-receiving part differ from each other in height with respect the flat surface, the optical waveguide device is configured so that the active layer is located at a focus position of the first lens and the light-receiving part is located at a focus position of the second lens.06-14-2012
20110052120OPTICAL INTERCONNECTS - Various embodiments of the present invention are directed to optical interconnects. In one embodiment of the present invention, an optical interconnect comprises a laser configured to output an optical signal and a laser-diode driver electronically coupled to the laser. The laser-diode driver induces the laser to output the optical signal in response to an electrical signal received by the laser-diode driver. The optical interconnect includes a diffractive optical element and a plurality of photodetectors. The optical interconnect is positioned to receive the optical signal and configured to split the optical signal into a plurality of optical signals, and each photodetector converts one of the plurality of optical signals into an electrical signal that is output on a separate signal line.03-03-2011
20110097037FIBER OPTIC BI-DIRECTIONAL COUPLING LENS - A component for coupling light bi-directionally between optical waveguides and optoelectronic devices is described. This component can be inexpensively manufactured and fits within the existing form-factor of fiber optic transceivers or transmitters, and has features for efficiently coupling laser light to a waveguide and light from the same waveguide to a detector. The described components can be formed as an array to operate within system that operation over parallel optical fibers. Applicability for these components is for optical time domain reflectometry, bi-directional optical communications, remote fiber sensing, and optical range finders.04-28-2011
20100215316Fiber Collimator Array - The invention provides a fiber collimator array including a fiber array in which a plurality of optical fibers is arrayed and a microlens array in which microlenses are arrayed on positions corresponding to the plurality of optical fibers on a transparent substrate. Each microlens and the transparent substrate are oppositely arranged so that a plurality of projections formed on a bottom face of each microlens intersects with a plurality of projections formed on a surface of the transparent substrate, and each microlens and the transparent substrate are adhered to each other by the adhesive.08-26-2010
20100260454LASER TO OPTICAL FIBER COUPLING DEVICE AND METHOD - A missile defense system (10-14-2010
20090285527BLOCK-TERMINATED FIBER FOR LASER GENERATION OF ULTRASONIC WAVES - A laser transmission system.11-19-2009
20120148192OPTICAL MODULE HAVING FOCUSED OPTICAL COUPLING SYSTEM FOR SINGLE FIBER - An optical module is disclosed, in which the optical module installs a plurality of optical devices each optically coupling with a single fiber in the focused beam coupling system. The optical module includes a condenser lens, and respective optical devices install an individual lens. One of the beam waists of the condenser lens locates on the end of the optical fiber and the other of the beam waist locates on the outer wall of the coupling unit to which the optical devices are attached. One of the beam waists of the individual lens in the optical device substantially aligns with the other beam waist of the condenser lens, while, the other of the beam waist of the individual lens aligns at the semiconductor optical device.06-14-2012
20120148191ANGLED PHYSICAL CONTACT RECEPTABLE STUB AND ANGLED PHYSICAL CONTACT TRANSMITTER OPTICAL SUB-ASSEMBLY HAVING THE SAME - An APC receptacle stub and an APC TOSA having the same are provided. The APC receptacle stub includes a first APC stub and a second APC stub. The first APC stub has an optical fiber inserted thereto and is provided with one end section polished in an APC shape. The second APC stub has an optical fiber inserted thereto and is provided with one end section polished in an APC shape and an opposite end section which is coupled to an opposite end section of the first APC stub through rotation adjustment in the same axial direction as an axial direction of the opposite end section of the first APC stub. The APC receptacle stub enables easy optical alignment and is applicable to a light source that is sensitive to reflection.06-14-2012
20110069927OPTICAL FIBER COUPLER - A coupling device includes a fiber collimator, a wedge window pair and a plane window for coupling a light beam provided by a beam source to optical fiber. The fiber collimator is mounted to a base plate and includes a collimator lens, an end of the optical fiber being positioned at a focal point of the collimator lens. The wedge window pair is mounted to the base plate, and is configured to adjust the light beam to be parallel to an optical axis of the fiber collimator. The plane window is mounted to the base plate between the wedge window pair and the fiber collimator. The plane window is configured to align the parallel direction of the light beam with the optical axis of the fiber collimator.03-24-2011
20110064358OPTICAL PATH CHANGE MEMBER AND HOLDING MEMBER BODY - Provided is an optical path change member including a holding member body formed of a transparent material. The holding member body includes: at least two rows of optical-fiber insertion holes which hold optical fibers inserted therein, such that the optical axes of the optical fibers are inclined with respect to an optical axis of the optical device, and a reflective inner surface which totally internally reflects light incident from the optical-fiber insertion holes to a surface of the holding member body configured to face an optical device on a board.03-17-2011
20110064357OPTICAL FIBER CONNECTOR - An optical fiber connector includes a main body and a cover mechanically coupled to the main body. The main body includes a coupling portion and a light guide portion extending from the coupling portion. The light guide portion includes a light incident surface and a light output surface arranged at opposite sides thereof. The coupling portion includes a first groove formed at a top surface thereof, facing the light incident surface and terminating at opposite sides of the coupling portion, and a plurality of recesses. The cover includes a second groove formed at bottom surface thereof, terminating at opposite sides of the cover, and a plurality of protrusions. The first groove and the second groove cooperatively form a receiving channel for receiving an optical fiber therein and allowing the optical fiber to be optically connected to the light guide portion.03-17-2011
20120045170OPTICAL WAVEGUIDE FOR TOUCH PANEL - An optical waveguide for a touch panel is capable of causing light beams emitted from a light-emitting optical waveguide section to enter a light-receiving optical waveguide section even when warpage or distortion occurs. Edges of an over cladding layer covering an end surface of a core for emitting a light beams and an end surface of a core for receiving the light beams respectively are configured in the form of light-emitting and light-receiving lens portions each having an outwardly-bulging arcuately curved surface as seen in vertical sectional view. The light-emitting lens portion has one of the following configurations: a configuration in which a light beam emitted from the light-emitting lens portion is adapted to diffuse in the direction of the height of the light-emitting lens portion; and a configuration in which the height of the light-emitting lens portion is less than that of the light-receiving lens portion.02-23-2012
20120045169OPTICAL-FIBER ARRAY METHOD AND APPARATUS - Method and apparatus for forming an optical-fiber-array assembly, which include providing a plurality of optical fibers including a first optical fiber and a second optical fiber, providing a fiber-array plate that includes a first surface and a second surface, connecting the plurality of optical fibers to the first surface of the fiber-array plate, transmitting a plurality of optical signals through the optical fibers into the fiber-array plate at the first surface of the fiber-array plate, and emitting from the second surface of the fiber-array plate a composite output beam having light from the plurality of optical signals. Optionally, the first surface of the fiber-array plate includes indicia configured to assist in the alignment of the plurality of optical fibers on the first surface of the fiber-array plate. In some embodiments, the second surface of the fiber-array plate includes a plurality of beam-shaping optics configured to shape the composite output beam.02-23-2012
20120008899Lens Array and Optical Module Including Lens Array - A complete reflection surface is formed in a notched section. A transmittance surface, a transmittance surface, and a complete reflection surface are formed in a recess section. The complete reflection surface completely reflects each laser beam emitted from first lenses. The transmittance surface and the transmittance surface transmit the incident laser beam. The complete reflection surface completely reflects each laser beam emitted from third lenses. A main body of a lens array optically couples optical fibers and photoelectric conversion elements (light-emitting elements and light-receiving elements) without an optical path of the laser light and an optical path of the laser light intersecting.01-12-2012
20120014646OPTICAL FIBER, METHOD OF PREPARATION THEREOF AND DEVICE - The invention provides an optical fiber, a method for the preparation thereof, and a device. An optical fiber, wherein a distal end of the optical fiber is provided with an optical mask adapted for projecting a predetermined pattern on a target surface by radiation transmitted from the distal end of the optical fiber, allows for the rapid application of patterns and three-dimensional structures on target surfaces, in particular on the ends of optical fibers.01-19-2012
20120014647Optical Receiver Module - An optical receiver module 01-19-2012
20120014645SINGLE LENS, MULTI-FIBER OPTICAL CONNECTION METHOD AND APPARATUS - The invention pertains to an expanded beam optical coupling method and apparatus comprising a single lens per connector through which the light from multiple fibers is expanded/focused to couple to corresponding fibers in a mating connector.01-19-2012
20090162012Lens Arrangement for Optical Rotating Data Transmission Devices in Arbitrary Surrounding Media - A rotating data transmission device for optical signals comprises two collimator arrangements for coupling light-waveguides, the collimator arrangements being rotatable relative to each other, and a derotating element being interposed in a light path between the collimator arrangements. At least one collimator arrangement comprises a lens system with a micro-lens array, and a light-waveguide holder firmly mounted to the micro-lens array with an intermediate space between the holder and the micro-lens array. At least one light-waveguide for supplying or collecting light to or from a micro-lens is fastened to both the micro-lens array and to the holder to prevent bending loads with attendant shifts of a mode field from acting upon the light-waveguide between the holder and the micro-lens array.06-25-2009
20120155802OPTOELECTRONIC TRANSMISSION DEVICE HAVING SOLAR CELL UNIT - An optoelectronic transmission device includes an optical signal source, a light detector, a solar cell unit, and a power storage unit. The reflector covers the light detector and the optical signal source. The reflector is configured to internally totally reflect first light emitted from the optical signal source to a first optical fiber and reflect a first part of the second light from a second optical fiber to the light detector and reflect a second part of the second light to the solar cell unit. The light detector receives and converts the first part of the second light into electrical signals. The solar cell unit receives and coverts the second part of the second light into electrical energy. The power storage unit is electrically connected to the solar cell unit for storing the electric energy. The power storage unit powers the light detector and the optical signal source.06-21-2012
20120155803FERRULE ASSEMBLIES, CONNECTOR ASSEMBLIES, AND OPTICAL COUPLINGS HAVING CODED MAGNETIC ARRAYS - Ferrule assemblies having at least one coded magnetic array are disclosed. In one embodiment, a ferrule assembly includes a ferrule body having a coupling surface and a coded magnetic array having a plurality of magnetic regions. The coded magnetic array may be located within the coupling surface. The ferrule assembly further includes a lens component located within the ferrule body. The lens component may have a facet at the coupling surface of the ferrule body at a predetermined angle. In another embodiment, a translating ferrule assembly includes an optical interface and a coded magnetic array, and is configured to translate within a connector housing of an optical connector when coupled to an electronics device. Optical couplings having a coded magnetic array and sockets for receiving a connector are also disclosed.06-21-2012
20120155804OPTICAL COMPONENT AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURING - An optical component including microlenses and a transparent substrate oppositely arranged so that a plurality of projections formed on a bottom face of each microlens intersects with a plurality of projections formed on a surface of the transparent substrate, and each microlens and the transparent substrate are adhered to each other by the adhesive, and related methods of manufacturing.06-21-2012
20120301078DOUBLE-VARIABLE-CURVATURE LENSED FIBER - A double-variable-curvature lensed fiber includes a cylindrical fiber body defining a central axis, and a lens body connected integrally to one end of the fiber body. The lens body has first and second inclined curved surfaces disposed respectively at opposite sides of an imaginary plane on which the central axis is disposed, and a light-transmissive portion formed between the first and second inclined curved surfaces. The light-transmissive portion has a first radius of curvature when viewed from a first direction, and a second radius of curvature when viewed from a second direction. The second radius of curvature is different from the first radius of curvature.11-29-2012
20120063721TWO-PART OPTICAL COUPLING SYSTEM HAVING AN AIR GAP THEREIN FOR REFLECTING LIGHT TO PROVIDE OPTICAL FEEDBACK FOR MONITORING OPTICAL OUTPUT POWER LEVELS IN AN OPTICAL TRANSMITTER (TX) - A two-part optical coupling system is provided for use in an optical transmitter (TX) module. The two-part optical coupling system has first and second optical parts and an air gap at the interface between the two optical parts. A portion of the light produced by a laser diode of the optical TX module is refracted at the air gap and is coupled by the optical coupling system into an end of an optical fiber. A second portion of the light produced by the laser diode is reflected by the air gap and is coupled by the optical coupling system onto a monitor photodiode of the optical TX. The electrical signal produced by the monitor photodiode may be used to monitor and adjust the optical output power level of the laser diode. Because the air gap is formed at the interface between the first and second optical parts, the process of forming the air gap can be incorporated into the optical coupling system manufacturing process without increasing the cost of the manufacturing process.03-15-2012
20120251045MULTI-CORE FIBER OPTICAL COUPLING ELEMENTS - An optical coupling system includes a first unit including a source of light or a first multi-core optical fiber, each of the source and the first multi-core optical fiber including at least a first aperture, a second unit including a second multi-core optical fiber including at least a second aperture corresponding to the first aperture of the first unit, and a lens array unit redirecting light between the first unit and the second unit, the lens array unit substantially matching light rays transmitted or received between the first aperture of the first unit and the corresponding second aperture of the second unit.10-04-2012
20120314996OPTICAL FIBER COMMUNICATION APPARATUS - An optical fiber communication apparatus includes a laser diode, a light guiding member, and an optical fiber. The laser diode emits a laser beam along a first direction. The light guiding member includes a first aspheric converging lens portion and a reflecting surface. The converging lens portion is optically aligned with the laser diode, and converges the laser beam. The reflecting surface obliquely oriented at θ degrees relative to the first direction, and the θ degrees rendering the converged laser beam totally internal reflecting toward. The index of the light guiding member is in a rang from 1.415 to 1.5 or from 1.65 to 1.7, and 37.32° θ<45° or 45°<θ56.3°. The optical fiber is oriented along a second direction receives the reflected converged laser beam, and the second direction substantially perpendicular to the first direction.12-13-2012
20120128300OPTICAL MODULE - Provided is an optical module, including: an optical system having an optical path in a space thereof; an electro-optical device optically connected to a first input/output port as one of an input port and an output port of the optical system; an optical waveguide having flexibility; and a housing including an optical interface. The optical waveguide includes: a first connection portion optically connected to the optical interface in the housing; and a second connection portion optically connected to a second input/output port as another one of the input port and the output port of the optical system. The optical waveguide is arranged so as to be bent in the housing. A first optical axis passing between the optical interface and the first connection portion is displaced from a second optical axis passing between the second input/output port and the second connection portion.05-24-2012
20120128301Method For Writing High Power Resistant Bragg Gratings Using Short Wavelength Ultrafast Pulses - A method for writing a Bragg grating in a rare-earth doped glass optical waveguide is provided. Ultrafast optical pulses are generated, preferably in the femtosecond range and having a writing wavelength in the range of 300 nm to 700 nm and an intensity sufficient to induce a change of refractive index in the rare-earth doped glass waveguide through densification. The optical pulses are diffracted using a phase mask, to generate an interference pattern having a pitch providing a fundamental Bragg resonance corresponding to the target wavelength to be reflected by the grating. The interference pattern is impinged on a region of the rare-earth doped glass waveguide, which is heated to a temperature above a threshold of about 350° C., for a predetermined heating period. Advantageously, the heating step allows the elimination of photodarkening effects which would otherwise be present in the waveguiding properties of the waveguide.05-24-2012
20120213475FIBER OPTIC DEVICES AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURING FIBER OPTIC DEVICES - A method of forming a fiber optic device includes securing one or more optical fibers to a support. The support is coupled to a base that includes one or more optoelectronic devices. After one or more of the fibers are secured to the support, and the support is secured to the base, one or more of the fibers are cleaved. This method, and fiber optic devices made using this method are more easily aligned and may be produced at lower costs than existing manufacturing processes.08-23-2012
20120134627OPTICAL MODULE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - An optical module includes a substrate including an optical device chip disposed on a top surface thereof, a spacer having at least one through hole and combined with the substrate on the substrate to insert the optical device chip into the through hole, a cover combined with the spacer on the spacer to stop the through hole, and an optical fiber combined with the cover on the cover in a position corresponding to a position of the optical device chip. The optical module is configured such that light transmitted through the optical fiber is incident to the optical device chip or light emitted from the optical device chip is incident to the optical fiber. The optical module may be downscaled and produced in large quantities at low cost.05-31-2012
20120134626OPTOELECTRONIC MODULE AND LIGHT TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING MODULE HAVING SAME - An optoelectronic module for optically coupling with an optical fiber connector is disclosed. The optical fiber connector includes a light input optical fiber and a light output optical fiber. The optoelectronic module includes a circuit board, a photodiode mounted on the circuit board, a laser diode mounted on the circuit board and a light directing member mounted on the circuit board. The light directing member includes a first surface and a second surface substantially perpendicular to the first surface. The first surface faces the light input optical fiber and the light output optical fiber, the second surface faces the photodiode and the laser diode. The light directing member includes a light reflecting surface configured for reflecting light from the light input optical fiber to the photodiode and reflecting light from the laser diode to the light output optical fiber.05-31-2012
20120076456Optical element and system using the same - A method for transmitting a signal in an optical system includes generating an optical signal along an optical axis for transmission through an optical element, positioning the optical element so that a surface discontinuity is positioned along the optical axis such that the optical signal defines a substantially radially symmetric intensity profile, and launching the optical signal into an input face of an optical fiber such that the intensity profile is substantially null proximate an optical axis associated with the optical fiber.03-29-2012
20100046888OPTICAL CONNECTOR - The present invention provides an optical connector. The optical connector is characterized by comprising a sleeve with a flange provided at one end face of a hollow cylinder, a collimator lens, which is press-fitted into or fitted by insertion into the sleeve to be thereafter adhered and fixed to the sleeve, and an optical fiber, which is fusion-bonded at the end face of the collimator lens on the opposite side to the flange side in such a state that the collimator lens is fixed into the sleeve, wherein the end face of the flange is machined to a plane vertical to an optical axis, and the collimator lens has a focal position at the end face on the opposite side to the flange side.02-25-2010
20120177320OPTICAL WAVEGUIDE FOR TOUCH PANEL AND TOUCH PANEL USING THE SAME - Provided are an optical waveguide for a touch panel which has high light-gathering power on a light-emitting side and which may materialize a touch panel having excellent position detection performance, and a touch panel using the optical waveguide. The optical waveguide for a touch panel includes: cores; and an over cladding layer covers the cores, the cores including light-emitting cores each formed as a lens portion having a shape in plan view including a tapered portion whose width gradually increases toward an end surface on the light-emitting side and an elliptical arc portion which bulges outwardly a tip side of the tapered portion having the gradually-increasing width so as to be in a shape of an elliptical arc, the elliptical arc portion having a major axis direction aligned in a longitudinal direction of the tapered portion.07-12-2012
20100272393Wafer based optical chassis and associated methods - An optical chassis includes a mount substrate an optoelectronic device on the mount substrate, a spacer substrate, and a sealer substrate. The mount substrate, the spacer substrate and the sealer substrate are vertically stacked and hermetically sealing the optoelectronic device. An external electrical contact for the optoelectronic device is provided outside the sealing. At least part of the optical chassis may be made on a wafer level. A passive optical element may be provided on the sealer substrate or on another substrate stacked and secured thereto.10-28-2010
20120230634Radiation Waveguide Member - A radiation waveguide member comprises a closed chamber provided with multilayer asymmetrical graded-index medium. The radiant heat exchange is unbalanced between the open surface of the closed chamber and a single heat source, and the positive and negative values of the net radiant heat flux is generated. An automatic directional waveguide of the radiation of the single source is formed from the negative-value open surface to the positive-value open surface. The radiation waveguide member enables aggregating a low-density energy flow into a high-density energy flow.09-13-2012
20120224809OPTICAL FIBER COMPONENT, MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF, OPTICAL FIBER AND LENS SUBSTRATE ASSEMBLY, AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - An optical fiber and lens substrate assembly includes: an optical fiber component including an optical fiber core wire, and an end-surface-fixing resin block in which the optical fiber core wire is embedded, and cross section of an optical fiber element wire and a secondary coating that constitute the optical fiber core wire are exposed to a smooth surface thereof; and a lens substrate attached to the smooth surface of the end-surface-fixing resin block.09-06-2012
20120257855ARRAY-TYPE PHOTO MODULE10-11-2012
20120263416LENS ARRAY AND OPTICAL MODULE PROVIDED THEREWITH - Provided is a lens array that can reliably obtain monitor light and is easy to manufacture. In the provided lens array, light incident on a first lens surface (10-18-2012
20110123150OPTICAL ENGINE FOR ACTIVE OPTICAL CABLE - An optical engine is provided for an active optical cable. The optical engine comprises a substrate having electro-optical (EO) components coupled or connected to a same side of the substrate. The optical engine further comprises a molded optical structure (MOS) that couples or connects to the substrate and to optical fibers of the optical cable. The MOS interfaces with the substrate at a position adjacent the EO components. Optical paths through the MOS include a lens system comprising two optical power surfaces or lenses and one reflecting surface. The MOS lens system enables alignment of the optical fibers in a direction orthogonal to the optical axis established by the EO components.05-26-2011
20120263415OPTICAL INTERCONNECT - An optical interconnect includes an optical fiber which terminates in a interconnect body and a micro lens which collimates light exiting the optical fiber to produce a collimated beam. A first personality module is configured operate on the collimated beam; the first personality module being aligned with and detachably connected to the interconnect body. The optical interconnect is configured to be inserted into a socket in an optical backplane, the first personality module being further configured to operate on light passing from the optical backplane into the optical interconnect.10-18-2012
20110038580SIDE FIRE OPTICAL DEVICE FOR LATERALLY REDIRECTING HIGH POWER ELECTROMAGNETIC ENERGY - A side fire optical device comprises a cap member, a sleeve and a fiber optic segment. The cap member comprises a closed end section, a tube section having a bore, and a transmitting surface. The sleeve is received within the bore of the tube section. The sleeve includes a bore and an exterior surface that is fused to a surface of the bore of the cap member. The fiber optic segment comprises an exterior surface that is fused to a surface of the bore of the sleeve, and a beveled end surface that is positioned adjacent the transmitting surface of the cap member. The beveled end surface is angled relative to a longitudinal axis of the fiber optic segment such that electromagnetic radiation propagating along the longitudinal axis of the fiber optic segment is reflected by the beveled end surface at an angle that is transverse to the longitudinal axis and through the transmitting surface of the cap member.02-17-2011
20110158585PHOTOELECTRIC CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY WITH A LENS MEMBER HAVING LENSES AT OPPOSITE FACES THEREOF - A photoelectric connector assembly includes a first lens member connecting with fiber cables and defining convex lenses opposite to fiber cables, a connector and a substrate embedded with waveguides. The connector defines a mating cavity running through a front face thereof and inserted with said first lens member. The connector includes terminals with contacting sections exposing to the mating cavity, a second lens members. The second lens member is located at back of the first lens member and defines first convex lenses at a front face thereof and second convex lenses at a rear face thereof. The first convex lenses are coupled with the convex lens of the first lens member. The substrate defines light ports at free ends of the waveguides. The substrate is seated with the connector and the light ports are coupled with the second convex lenses of the second lens member.06-30-2011
20120328240METAMATERIAL-BASED OPTICAL LENSES - Devices based on metamaterial structures to guide and manipulate light, other electromagnetic radiation and acoustic waves. For example, a lens can include a metamaterial structure comprising nano structures of metallic and dielectric materials; and a plasmonic waveguide coupler formed over the metamaterial structure for coupling electromagnetic radiation to or from metamaterial structure. The metamaterial structure has an anisotropic structure and the plasmonic waveguide coupler is structured to include metal and non-metal parts to support surface plasmon polaritons and to cause different phase delays at different locations of an interface with the metamaterial structure in a way that the metamaterial structure and the plasmonic waveguide coupler effect a lens for performing a Fourier transform of the electromagnetic radiation coupled between the metamaterial structure and the plasmonic waveguide coupler.12-27-2012
20120288231LASER PACKAGE INCLUDING TILTED LASER AND METHOD OF USING SAME - In a laser package, a tilted laser causes laser light to be coupled into an optical fiber at an angle relative to a fiber axis of the optical fiber. The tilted laser emits laser light at an angle relative to a lens axis of a lens such that the lens directs and focuses the laser light at the angle relative to the fiber axis. Tilting the laser allows the laser light to be coupled into the optical fiber substantially parallel to or aligned with the core of the fiber while causing back reflection to be directed away from the laser, thereby improving coupling efficiency and minimizing feedback. The tilted laser may be coupled to an angle polished fiber, for example, in a laser package such as a TO can type laser package, a butterfly type laser package, or a TOSA type laser package.11-15-2012
20080226230OPTICAL DEVICE - An optical device is provided to prevent a dicing blade form being clogged when a wafer is cut by means thereof. Further, an optical device is provided to the present invention can prevent unnecessary expansion of a resin used in the optical device. The present invention relates an optical device having a substrate and an optical waveguide layer laminated thereon. The optical waveguide layer has a first lateral surface connected to an optical fiber or an optical fiber array and a second lateral surface not connected to the same. The substrate has a lateral surface disposed on the same side as that of the second lateral surface of the optical waveguide layer. At least a portion of the second lateral surface of the optical waveguide layer is disposed in a plane different from the lateral surface of the substrate so that an exposed area of the substrate is formed between the second lateral surface of the optical waveguide layer and the lateral surface of the substrate.09-18-2008
20080226229SOA ARRAY OPTICAL MODULE - In an SOA array optical module, the central axis of a beam output from each intra-SOA waveguide is oblique by 22.3 degrees to a normal to an end face of an SOA array on the output side (the same applies to the input side) of the SOA array having intra-SOA waveguides of 8 channels. First and second lens arrays are arranged for the SOA array so that the central axis of the beam that is output obliquely by 22.3 degrees from the SOA array, the optical axis of a lens convex part of each channel of the first lens array, and the optical axis of a lens convex part of each channel of the second lens array agree with one another. Level differences are provided respectively on faces opposite to the lens convex parts of the first and the second lens arrays.09-18-2008
20080226228Optical system connection structure, optical component, and optical communication module - An optical system connection structure, includes a ferrule, an optical fiber inserted into the ferrule, an optical component which converts light paths of a first optical signal outputted from the optical fiber and a second optical signal which has a wavelength different from the first optical signal and is inputted into the optical fiber, at least two inclined surfaces formed in the optical component in which the inclined surfaces inclines regarding a light axis of the optical fiber, an optical filter which transmits or reflects the first optical signal, which reflects or transmits the second optical signal, and which is formed in one of the inclined surfaces, a reflection surface which reflects the first optical signal or the second optical signal and which is formed in one of the inclined surfaces, and a lens formed in a fiber side end face of the optical component facing the ferrule.09-18-2008
20130177277OPTICAL WAVEGUIDE, METHOD FOR PRODUCING OPTICAL WAVEGUIDE, OPTICAL WAVEGUIDE MODULE, METHOD FOR PRODUCING OPTICAL WAVEGUIDE MODULE, AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - An object is to provide an optical waveguide that has low optical coupling loss when optically coupled with an optical element and that is capable of performing high-quality optical communication, a method for efficiently producing the optical waveguide, an optical waveguide module that is provided with the optical waveguide and is capable of performing high-quality optical communication, a method for efficiently producing the optical waveguide module, and an electronic apparatus. Provided is an optical waveguide including: a core portion; a clad portion that is provided to cover a side surface of the core portion; an optical path-converting unit that is provided partway along the core portion or on an extended line of the core portion and that converts an optical path of the core portion to the outside of the clad portion; and a lens that is provided on a surface of the clad portion at least at a portion optically connected to the core portion via the optical path-converting unit, and that is formed by causing the surface to locally protrude or to be locally depressed.07-11-2013
20130170791OPTICAL MODULE - A low-cost optical module with highly consistent properties. The optical module includes, in a housing, an optical waveguide array, an optical functional element array, lens optics using one or a plurality of lenses for optically coupling the optical waveguide array and the optical functional element array, and a mirror disposed so as to convert the propagation direction of optical beams transmitted by the lens optics such that the optical beams are incident on the optical incidence ports of the optical functional element array. The optical functional element array is affixed to the housing, and the angle of the mirror is fixed in place after the angle of the mirror is adjusted such that the optical waveguide array and the optical functional element array are optically coupled.07-04-2013
20110274392OPTICAL TRANSMISSION APPARATUS AND OPTICAL TRANSMISSION SYSTEM - An optical transmission apparatus comprising a first gradient index lens, an optical receiver, and a second gradient index lens. The first gradient index lens is connected to an end of an optical transmission line. The optical receiver receives light and is provided to an electronic device. The second gradient index lens is arranged between the first gradient index lens and the optical receiver.11-10-2011
20130094807OPTICAL COUPLING SYSTEM FOR USE IN AN OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS MODULE, AN OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS MODULE THAT INCORPORATES THE OPTICAL COUPLING SYSTEM, AND A METHOD - An optical communications module is provided with an optical coupling system that includes a reflective and focusing (RAF) lens and an index-matching material that together allow air gaps along the optical pathway, which are typically associated with the use of refractive optical elements used in known optical communications modules, to be eliminated. Eliminating these air gaps allows Fresnel reflection along the optical pathway to be eliminated, or at least greatly reduced. Eliminating or reducing Fresnel reflection reduces insertion loss and optical crosstalk in the optical communications module.04-18-2013
20130114926OPTICAL COLLIMATOR, OPTICAL CONNECTOR USING SAME AND HOLDING MEMBER FOR OPTICAL COLLIMATOR - In order to facilitate positioning of a collimator lens and an optical fiber while preventing cost increase, provided is an optical collimator having a holder (05-09-2013
20110268388OPTICAL CONNECTION SYSTEM - An optical connection system (11-03-2011
20130129280OPTICAL FIBER COUPLING CONNECTOR AND MALE PORT - An optical fiber coupling connector includes a female port, a male port, a plurality of optical fibers, and a plurality of signal wires. The female port includes a first inserting portion and a second inserting portion. The second inserting portion includes a housing and a plurality of lenses fixed within the housing. The housing includes a receiving chamber. The plurality lenses separate the receiving chamber to a first inserting hole and a second inserting hole at opposite sides of the lenses. The first inserting portion is inserted into the first inserting hole, and the male port is inserted into the second inserting hole of and coupled with the female port. The optical fibers are inserted into the male port. The signal wires are inserted into the first inserting portion of the female port. The lenses couple the plurality of optical fibers and the signal wires.05-23-2013
20130129281OPTICAL TRANSMISSION AND RECEIVING DEVICE FOR IMPLEMENTING PASSIVE ALIGNMENT OF COMPONENTS AND METHOD FOR PASSIVELY ALIGNING COMPONENTS - An optical device for implementing passive alignment of parts and a method therefore, more particularly an optical device and a method therefore that utilize an alignment reference part 05-23-2013
20130142482OPTICAL FIBER COUPLER WITH MALE PORT AND FEMALE PORT - An optical fiber coupler includes a male port and a female port. The male port includes a main body, a positioning post and two lenses mounted on the body, and a first transmitting optical fiber and a first receiving optical fiber received in the main body. The first transmitting optical fiber and the first receiving optical fiber are coupled with corresponding optical fibers. The positioning post includes a columnar body and a conical frustum body. The female port includes a base body, a second transmitting optical fiber and a second receiving optical fiber received in the base body, two lenses coupling with the optical fibers. The base body defines a positioning hole corresponding to the positioning post. The positioning hole includes a columnar portion and a conical frustum portion.06-06-2013
20130142481METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FIBER DELIVERY OF HIGH POWER LASER BEAMS - In various embodiments, an optical fiber includes a core having a relatively large area selected so as to raise a threshold of stimulated Raman scattering or stimulated Brillouin scattering, or both, the core having a high aspect ratio elongated cross-section and having a first refractive index. The core is narrower in a fast-axis direction and wider in a slow-axis direction, such that the fiber is mechanically flexible in the fast-axis direction and is mechanically rigid in the slow-axis direction.06-06-2013
20100278481ANISOTROPIC METAMATERIALS EMULATED BY TAPERED WAVEGUIDES: APPLICATION TO ELECTROMAGNETIC CLOAKING - A method for carrying out electromagnetic cloaking using metamaterial devices requiring anisotropic dielectric permittivity and magnetic permeability may be emulated by specially designed tapered waveguides. This approach leads to low-loss, broadband performance in the visible frequency range, which is difficult to achieve by other means. We apply this technique to electromagnetic cloaking. A broadband, two-dimensional, electromagnetic cloaking is demonstrated in the visible frequency range on a scale ˜11-04-2010
20130156373PHOTOELECTRIC CONVERTER - A photoelectric converter for optical signals includes a laser diode for emitting the optical signals, an optical transmission module for transmitting the optical signals, and a photo diode for converting the optical signals to electrical signals. The optical transmission module includes lenses oriented at ninety degrees from each other, with total internal reflection between the lenses, and optical fibers coupled with the lenses. The photoelectric converter has a high coupling precision between the lenses and the optical fibers, and the loss of optical signals is minimized.06-20-2013
20130156374OPTICAL-ELECTRICAL MODULE - An optical-electrical module includes a base board and an optical transmitting unit fixed on the base board. The optical transmitting unit includes an edge-emitting laser transmitting optical signals parallel to the base board, a driving integrated circuit for driving the edge-emitting laser to transmit optical signals, and a first lens unit for transmitting and converging the optical signals. Furthermore, the optical-electrical module can also include an optical receiving unit used to receive the optical signals transmitted by the optical transmitting unit and convert the optical signals into electrical signals. The optical receiving unit includes a photo diode, a transimpedance amplifier, and a second lens unit.06-20-2013
20130156375OPTICAL COLLIMATOR AND OPTICAL CONNECTOR USING SAME - In order to fix an optical fiber to a desired position in a holding member easily and tightly, provided is an optical collimator (06-20-2013
20130182998SILICON PHOTONIC CHIP OPTICAL COUPLING STRUCTURES - A silicon photonic chip is provided. An active silicon layer that includes a photonic device is on a front side of the silicon photonic chip. A silicon substrate that includes an etched backside cavity is on a backside of the silicon photonic chip. A microlens is integrated into the etched backside cavity. A buried oxide layer is located between the active silicon layer and the silicon substrate. The buried oxide layer is an etch stop for the etched backside cavity.07-18-2013
20110286697OPTICAL FIBER COUPLER - An optical fiber coupler includes a receiving interface and two lenses. The receiving interface is configured for matching and connecting to an external optical fiber of a particular diameter within a range of 62.5 μm to 100 μm, and for receiving optical signals from the external optical fiber. The two lenses are configured for coupling the received optical signals. A distance between the two lenses falls within a range from 0.5 mm to 0.95 mm. A curvature radius of each of the two lenses falls within a range from 0.3579 mm to 0.3898 mm.11-24-2011
20130121638OPTICAL MODULE - An optical module includes a light emitting element, an optical fiber, a wavelength separating filter that is arranged at a predetermined angle with respect to a longitudinal direction of the optical fiber on a plane including the longitudinal direction of the optical fiber, and a lens for focusing light emitted from the light emitting element on the optical fiber via the wavelength separating filter. The light emitting element is arranged while being offset in a direction perpendicular to a central axis of the lens on a plane where the wavelength separating filter has the predetermined angle with respect to the central axis of the lens.05-16-2013
20110311182OPTO-ELECTRONIC ALIGNMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD - Alignment of one or more lenses with one or more opto-electronic devices in an opto-electronic system is aided by an aligner device having a substantially cylindrical body with a base and an outer ring. The base has one or more openings, one of which is a first opto-electronic device opening. The first opto-electronic device opening has a substantially circular shape coaxial with the outer ring and coaxial with a central axis of the aligner device.12-22-2011
20120020621Laterally Coupled Optical Fiber Component and Processing Method Thereof - A side-coupling optical fiber assembly comprises a first substrate (01-26-2012
20120020620Tunable optical filters with multiple ports - Described are tunable multiport optical filters that filter systems with many optical channels in a convenient and cost-effective manner. The tunable multiport optical filters of the invention are simple in design and have few optical components. The basic elements are a dispersion element and a rotating reflector. With properly arranged arrays of input and output optical fibers, individual wavelength components from a selected input beam are spatially separated and steered by the rotating reflector to selected output locations. The optical properties from the selected components may be measured by one or more photodetectors. The filters are also useful for selecting and routing optical signals.01-26-2012
20120020619Imaging Interface for Optical Components - The invention pertains to an optical interface employing optics (e.g., lenses) that image the beams rather than collimate the beams. More specifically, each connector at an interface includes optics, e.g., a lens, adapted to receive a diverging beam emanating from field point and image the beam to an image point at a predetermined distance from the imaging lens. A connector employing such optics may, for instance, be effectively mated to either a similar connector with the same optics or to a connector having no lens. Specifically, it may effectively be mated to a second connector having no lens via a second connector structure that places the receiving optical component at the image point of the focusing optics of the first connector. Alternately, such a connector may be effectively mated to a second connector having an identical lens to the first connector provided that the first and second connector structures are adapted to mate such that the image points of the two lenses are coincident.01-26-2012
20120020618Fiber Optic Connector and Alignment Mechanism for Single Lens Multi-Fiber Connector - The invention pertains to an optical connector assembly having an alignment mechanism for coupling two single-lens, multi-fiber optical connectors together. Particularly, each connector comprising a single lens through which the light from multiple fibers is expanded/focused for coupling to corresponding fibers in a mating connector. In one aspect of the invention, the alignment mechanism includes mating features extending from the fronts of the lenses having substantially longitudinal surfaces that meet and contact each other when the two connectors are coupled together in only one or a limited number of rotational orientations relative to each other to as to properly rotationally align the multiple fibers in the two mating connectors. This mechanism also helps align the two connectors with the optical axes of their lenses parallel to each other. In another aspect of the invention to even more effectively align the two connectors with their optical axes parallel to each other, the connector assembly includes an alignment sleeve into which the front of each lens extends when mated, an inner diametrical surface of the alignment sleeve contacting an outer diametrical surface of each of the two lenses over a substantial longitudinal portion of each lens. The alignment sleeve may, for instance, be a resilient split sleeve that expands radially to accept the lenses.01-26-2012
20120027346INTERPOSER WITH ALIGNMENT FEATURES - An optical interposer for optically coupling light between an OED supported on a substrate and an optical fiber, the interposer comprising: (a) an interposer of an optically-clear moldable material comprising at least the following features: (b) a port for receiving a ferrule containing at least one optical fiber, the port comprising an interface surface positioned to optically couple with an end face of the optical fiber; (c) an active lens adapted to optically couple with an OED, the active lens and the interface surface optically coupled along an optical path in the interposer; (d) a protrusion extending backward from the port, the protrusion defining a first register surface, the first register surface being a certain distance from the optical path such that, when a second register surface of a ferrule containing the optical fiber contacts the first register surface, the ferrule is aligned with the port such that the port can receive a front portion of the ferrule if the ferrule is pushed forward.02-02-2012
20120027345BODY HAVING A DEDICATED LENS FOR IMAGING AN ALIGNMENT FEATURE - A body is configured for alignment to a substrate having an alignment feature. The body includes an alignment structure defining a viewing surface, and a dedicated lens adapted to focus an image of the substrate's alignment feature through an optically-clear material of the body and onto the viewing surface. In the fiber optic context, a lens body is provided for optically coupling a substrate's OED to a corresponding optical fiber. The lens body further includes at least one active lens adapted to cooperate optically with a respective OED. The dedicated lens is positioned externally to any optical path. An optical subassembly includes a substrate having at least one perceptible alignment feature provided in a predetermined spatial relationship to the OED, and a lens body secured to the substrate such that the image of the substrate's alignment feature appears aligned relative to the viewing surface.02-02-2012
20120093462Unitary Multi-Fiber Optical Ferrule with Integrated Lenses - A unitary multi-fiber ferrule has micro-holes for optical fibers, an optical stop plane for the optical fibers, and a plurality of lenses disposed adjacent the front end, each of the plurality of lenses optically aligned with one of the micro-holes and exposed to air. Multiple rows of optical fibers and lenses may also be used in the unitary multi-fiber ferrule. The unitary multi-fiber ferrule requires less processing and equipment than other current optical ferrules.04-19-2012
20130209034Probe - Optical probe having, independently, an irradiation light guide path for irradiation light and a received light guide path for acquiring radiated light. A first optical fiber configures the irradiation light guide path, and a second optical fiber configures the received light guide path. A condensing lens receives on one surface irradiation light from the first optical fiber and emits same on the other surface, and receives radiated light radiated from the other surface and concentrates same on the side of the first and second optical fibers. The central axis of the exit end of the first optical fiber is deviated relative to the optical axis of the condensing lens, moving reflected light at the condensing lens surface away from, and moving radiated light concentrated by the condensing lens closer to, the center of the light-receiving end of the second optical fiber.08-15-2013

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