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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
385043000 Tapered coupler 45
385050000 Waveguide to waveguide 40
385049000 Fiber to thin film devices 23
385046000 Star coupler 11
385042000 Directional coupler 10
385045000 "Y" coupler 9
385048000 Access couplers, power tappers, or power dividers 7
385040000 Electrodes on or near the coupling region 4
20080317408Fibre or Filament - A fibre or filament comprising an electro-optically active layer; a first electrode; a second electrode; the electro-optically active layer being positioned at least partially between the first and second electrodes; the fibre or filament further comprising control means for controllably varying the optical state of a predetermined region of the fibre or filament, such that the length of the predetermined region may be controlled.12-25-2008
20090324171Electronic Apparatus and Photoelectric Conversion Module - There is provided an electronic apparatus connectable to a receptacle of an external electric device. The electronic apparatus includes: a substrate; an electronic component mounted on the substrate; an electric connector which is provided on one longitudinal end of the substrate, electrically connected with the electronic component, and is insertable into the receptacle of the external electric device; first and second spacers respectively provided on the opposite surfaces of the substrate; a metal case for covering the substrate, the electronic component, the electric connector, and the first and second spacers; and a resin protective cover for covering the metal case. The metal case is provided in such a manner that an electrical connection portion thereof required for electrical connection with the receptacle is left exposed. The metal case is in contact with and supported by the first and second spacers.12-31-2009
20090110353Method of Producing an Optical Connecting Component, and Optical Connecting Component - A method of producing an optical connecting component in which three-dimensional electric wiring can be easily and accurately performed, and the optical connecting component are provided.04-30-2009
20090175579OPTICAL TRANSMISSION MODULE, CONNECTING PART, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING OPTICAL TRANSMISSION MODULE - A connection member electrically connects an optical element configured to convert an electric signal to an optical signal or to convert an optical signal to an electric signal, a first substrate including an incident/releasing port of an optical transmission path for an optical signal at least one end portion thereof, and a second substrate to each other. The optical transmission path is optically coupled with the optical element to transmit the optical the connection. The connection member includes a connection unit connected to the second substrate and a holding unit having elasticity and holding the first substrate. The holding unit is provided with an electrode at a connecting position to the first substrate, and the holding unit holds the first substrate by connecting the first substrate to the electrode.07-09-2009
385047000 Multiport coupler using reflective surface 3
20100303413ATR PROBE - An ATR probe includes a monolithic ATR body which has a surface section contactable with a medium; a sending light conductor arrangement for sending non-collimated light into the ATR body; a receiving light conductor arrangement for receiving the sent light after passage through the ATR body, wherein the passage of the light through the ATR body includes at least two total reflections on a media-contacting surface of the ATR body. The area of the receiving light conductor arrangement, for receiving the light emerging from the ATR body is greater than the area of the sending light conductor arrangement for sending the light into the ATR body. The ATR body includes preferably at least one section having a conically, or frustoconically, shaped surface 24, and the frustoconically shaped surface can be supplied, at least sectionally, with the medium.12-02-2010
20090067786OPTICAL WAVEGUIDE DEVICE AND LIGHT OUTPUTTING MODULE - An optical waveguide device includes: a waveguide core that guides light; a mirror surface that deflects light coming from the waveguide core by 90°; a main waveguide core that guides light deflected at the mirror surface; a waveguide core for monitoring that branches the light deflected at the mirror surface off from the main waveguide core, and guides the light in a different direction, the mirror surface being disposed at a branching portion of the waveguide core for monitoring; and a clad portion that surrounds the waveguide core, the main waveguide core and the waveguide core for monitoring.03-12-2009
20130101254OPTICAL PERFORMANCE MONITORING SYSTEM - An optical performance monitoring system includes a four-port tap coupling a tunable optical filter to a light detector. The four-port tap is configured as an optical tap and an optical splitter combined into a single optical element, where the optical tap directs a portion of an optical signal from an optical fiber to the tunable optical filter, and the optical splitter directs the optical signal from the tunable optical filter to the light detector. The optical performance monitoring system may employ tunable optical filters as a double-duty tunable filter or a double-pass tunable filter. As a double-duty tunable filter, optical signals to be monitored are passed through the tunable filter in opposite directions. As a double-pass tunable filter, a reflecting element is arranged on the output side of the tunable filter so that a filtered optical signal can be fed back into the tunable filter.04-25-2013
385044000 "T" coupler or duplex coupler 1
20090208172BI-DIRECTIONAL OPTICAL COMMUNICATION MODULE - An optical communication module includes a base substrate; a wavelength branching filter arranged on the base substrate, in which a light is allowed to go through or be reflected according to a wavelength thereof; a photodetector arranged on the base substrate to receive a light passed through the wavelength branching filter and to convert the light into an electric signal; and a light emitting device arranged on the base substrate to provide a transmission light. The transmission light is outputted through the wavelength branching filter. The optical detector comprises a light receiving portion which is formed to have a first length and a second length, which is shorter than the first length. The first length of the light receiving portion is perpendicular to an optical axis of an input light on a plane parallel to a surface of the substrate, and a second length of the light receiving portion is parallel to the optical axis of the input light.08-20-2009
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20110176770METHOD AND APPARATUS RELATED TO A SIDE-FIRE MEMBER HAVING A DOPED SILICA COMPONENT - In one embodiment, an apparatus may include an optical fiber that may have a surface non-normal to a longitudinal axis of a distal end portion of the optical fiber. The surface may define a portion of an interface configured to redirect electromagnetic radiation propagated from within the optical fiber and incident on the interface to a direction offset from the longitudinal axis. The apparatus may also include a doped silica cap that may be fused to the optical fiber such that the surface of the optical fiber may be disposed within a cavity defined by the doped silica cap.07-21-2011
20090196552Light coupler and manufacturing method thereof - The present invention provides a light coupler and a manufacturing method thereof. The light coupler of the invention includes a plurality of light input terminals, a plurality of light output terminals, a plurality of half mirrors, and an optical wave guide connecting the plurality of the light input terminals, the plurality of the light output terminals and the plurality of the half mirrors. The optical wave guide has kinked line shape and each of the plurality of half mirrors is placed at a respective corner of the kinked line shape. Especially, the kinked line shape includes a polygon network.08-06-2009
20110194816Optical Fiber Having Cladding Scattering Centers - An optical fiber is designed to transmit high-power laser radiation. The optical fiber includes a fiber core, and an inner fiber cladding surrounding the fiber core, where the inner fiber cladding is configured to carry the laser radiation in the fiber core. The optical fiber also includes a first outer fiber cladding surrounding the inner fiber cladding. The first outer fiber cladding has a capillary-free longitudinal section and has a smaller refractive index than the refractive index of the inner fiber cladding. The optical fiber includes an outermost fiber cladding surrounding the first outer fiber cladding. The outermost fiber cladding has scattering centers that surround the capillary-free longitudinal section, where the scattering centers scatter laser radiation emerging from the inner fiber cladding through the first outer fiber cladding along the capillary-free section.08-11-2011
20130077918INPUT DEVICE - An input device is provided which prevents unwanted light beams leaking through the ending end surface of a light-emitting main core from reaching a light-receiving element. The input device includes an optical waveguide having a rectangular hollow interior, a light-emitting element connected to the starting end of the light-emitting main core, and a light-receiving element connected to the ending ends of light-receiving cores. The light-receiving element is positioned close to the ending end of the light-emitting main core. A void (an air space) is provided between the ending end of the light-emitting main core and the light-receiving element. The air space causes unwanted light beams leaking through the ending end surface of the light-emitting main core to diffuse, thereby preventing the unwanted light beams from reaching the light-receiving element.03-28-2013
20090154878Optically coupled device and optical module including optically coupled device - An optically coupled device and an optical module including the optically coupled device are provided that can appropriately and efficiently perform position measurement of an optical surface, and allow a product having superior overall efficiency to be stably manufactured at a low cost.06-18-2009
20090154877Optically coupled device and optical module including optically coupled device - An optically coupled device and an optical module including the optically coupled device are provided in which a photoelectric conversion device can be easily and appropriately positioned, and reduction in manufacturing costs and improvement in productivity can be achieved.06-18-2009
20090269010OPTICAL 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 present invention provides an optical interconnection structure comprising: a substrate on which a hole penetrating through a predetermined region is formed; and an optical guide member fixed to the inside of the hole of the substrate, wherein the optical guide member and the substrate are fixed by metal oxide. The present invention provides the optical interconnection structure that can facilitate the optical interconnection between the active optoelectronic devices that transmit/receive the optical signals and the optical waveguide, making it possible to enhance heat dissipation efficiency and improve operation speed.10-29-2009
20090269009Lens assembly, optical device, optical axis adjusting method for an optical device - Structured is an optical device (10-29-2009
20130064504PIGTAIL LIGHT GUIDE STRUCTURE - A pigtail light guide structure for transmitting optical signals includes an optical transmission line and a fiber stub structure. The optical transmission line has an optical fiber, a coating enclosing the optical fiber and a buffer layer enclosing the coating. A part of the optical fiber is exposed to outer side of a free end of the optical transmission line. The fiber stub structure includes a sleeve and a capillary. The sleeve has a first internal receiving hole for accommodating the optical transmission line, and a second internal receiving hole in communication with the first internal receiving hole for accommodating the capillary. The second internal receiving hole has a diameter smaller than a diameter of the first internal receiving hole. The capillary has an internal passage for accommodating a part of the optical fiber of the optical transmission line.03-14-2013
20120237165RESONATOR FOR THERMO OPTIC DEVICE - A resonator for thermo optic devices is formed in the same process steps as a waveguide and is formed in a depression of a lower cladding while the waveguide is formed on a surface of the lower cladding. Since upper surfaces of the resonator and waveguide are substantially coplanar, the aspect ratio, as between the waveguide and resonator in an area where the waveguide and resonator front one another, decreases thereby increasing the bandwidth of the resonator. The depression is formed by photomasking and etching the lower cladding before forming the resonator and waveguide. Pluralities of resonators are also taught that are formed in a plurality of depressions of the lower cladding. To decrease resonator bandwidth, waveguide(s) are formed in the depression(s) of the lower cladding while the resonator is formed on the surface. Thermo optic devices formed with these resonators are also taught.09-20-2012
20120207435OPTICAL DEVICES AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURE OF OPTICAL DEVICES - A method for performing a multi-stage dilation of optical fibres is described, the method comprising performing successive dilation steps such that the adiabatic condition is maintained throughout the fibre. There is also described various optical devices employing such multi-stage dilated optical fibres, as well as methods of manufacture of the optical devices.08-16-2012
20100092133Optical Connection Terminal Having Port Mapping Scheme - A fiber optic network device for optically coupling a fiber optic distribution cable with a fiber optic drop cables is disclosed. Disposed within the fiber optic network device is a plurality of optical fibers optically coupled to the distribution cable. A plurality of ports opens into the fiber optic network device. Predetermined ones of the plurality of ports are operable for optically coupling respective predetermined ones of the plurality of optical fibers each to at least one drop cable external to the fiber optic network device. At least one of the predetermined ones of the plurality of ports is a pass-through port operable for optically coupling at least one of the respective pre-determined ones of the plurality of optical fibers to the at least one drop cable through another fiber optic network device. A pass-through connector comprising a plurality of connection ports adapted for receiving in a predetermined alignment the respective pre-determined ones of the plurality of optical fibers may be seated within the pass-through port. The fiber optic network device may be an optical connection terminal and/or a distribution closure. The fiber optic network device may further include one or more splitters. The predetermined ones of a plurality of ports may be operable for optically coupling at least one of the respective predetermined ones of the plurality of optical fibers to a drop cable through one or more splitters.04-15-2010
20110142397MULTIPLE-CORE OPTICAL FIBER WITH COUPLINGS BETWEEN THE CORES - An optical fiber includes a cladding, a first core, and a second core. At least one of the first core and the second core is hollow and is substantially surrounded by the cladding. At least a portion of the first core is generally parallel to and spaced from at least a portion of the second core. The optical fiber includes a defect substantially surrounded by the cladding, the defect increasing a coupling coefficient between the first core and the second core.06-16-2011
20100014810OPTICAL IMAGING PROBE CONNECTOR - This document discusses, among other things, a connector for an optical imaging probe that includes one or more optical fibers communicating light along the catheter. The device may use multiple sections for simpler manufacturing and ease of assembly during a medical procedure. Light energy to and from a distal minimally-invasive portion of the probe is coupled by the connector to external diagnostic or analytical instrumentation through an external instrumentation lead. Certain examples provide a self-aligning two-section optical catheter with beveled ends, which is formed by separating an optical cable assembly. Techniques for improving light coupling include using a lens between instrumentation lead and probe portions. Techniques for improving the mechanical alignment of a multi-optical fiber catheter include using a stop or a guide.01-21-2010
20110299813High speed optical interconnects - An optical interconnect that uses silver, gold, copper or other materials whose refractive index n is less than unity as the transmitting media has been conceived. This optical interconnect will transfer information over short distances faster than electrical conduction and faster than free-space optical transmission. The transfer speed is many times the free-space speed of light.12-08-2011
20110293220OPTICAL COUPLING DEVICE AND METHOD OF IMPLEMENTING OPTICAL COUPLING DEVICE - An optical coupling device includes an optical fiber holder configured to hold an optical fiber, a wavelength conversion member including a phosphor and an optical characteristic matching member and a wavelength conversion member holder configured to hold the wavelength conversion member. The optical coupling device includes a first region which is formed on an end face of the optical fiber and an end face of the wavelength conversion member, which are optically coupled, when bonding the optical fiber holder and the wavelength conversion member holder, and in which foreign bodies that shield the laser beam are removed from an optical axis of the optical fiber and an optical axis of the wavelength conversion member and a second region which is formed outside the first region when bonding the optical fiber holder and the wavelength conversion member holder, and in which the foreign bodies removed from the first region flow.12-01-2011
20120183256OPTICAL CONNECTION SYSTEM WITH PLUG HAVING OPTICAL TURN - A connection system and method in which, when a plug portion is mated with a receptacle portion, a reflector in the plug portion can redirect optical signals between an end of an optical fiber in the plug portion and an opto-electronic device, such as a light source or light receiver, in the receptacle portion07-19-2012
20090022455High-Q resonators assembly - An electromagnetically responsive element includes sets of arrangements of self-resonant bodies, such as atoms or quantum dots that form an effective dielectric constant, typically at or near a resonance.01-22-2009
20090263085DEVICE FOR INJECTING LIGHT INTO AN OPTICAL WAVE GUIDE - A device for injecting light into an optical wave guide is provided, via which a focused light beam is oriented by a manipulator. A simple and precise adjustment of maximum injection efficiency during the injection of light into optical wave guides is facilitated, by a manipulator, and the permanent fixing of the adjusted positions obtained during the adjustment of the injection. The device can include: a manipulator having an adjusting plate comprising an outer part, an inner part, and two spring arrangements which are positioned between the outer part and the inner part and can be adjusted independently of each other along two co-ordinate axes, each spring arrangement having a parallel spring arrangement guiding parallel to a certain direction, and a preliminary spring mounted in series; a fixing screw that can be introduced into the fixed housing part by an axial threaded borehole; and an axially elastic fixing disk. The inner part can be moved in the X direction and in the Y direction and comprises the optical system connected to the optical wave guide to be injected with light. The fixing disk can be pressed into the adjusting plate by the fixing screw screwed into the housing part, against the detachable housing part, in the direction of the passage of the beam, such that the adjusted position of the inner part is fixed.10-22-2009
20090285530SLEEVE AND OPTICAL CONNECTOR USING THE SAME - An exemplary sleeve used for an optical fiber connector includes a tubular main body. The main body is made of ceramic material. A cylindrical wall of the main body defines a cutout.11-19-2009
20090103866Optical assembly and method of making same - An optical assembly includes a first transparent substrate having first and second surfaces, a second transparent substrate having substantially parallel third and fourth surfaces, a reflective portion on the second transparent substrate, a plurality of filters between the first substrate and the reflective portion, the plurality of filters filtering light beams incident thereon, the plurality of filters and the reflective portion forming a bounce cavity within the second transparent substrate, a collimating lens for collimating light beams to be input to the bounce cavity, a tilt mechanism for introducing tilt to light beams input to the bounce cavity; an input port receiving light beams and an output port transmitting light beams. The tilt mechanism may be between the first and second substrate.04-23-2009
20120294567NEAR-FIELD LIGHT EMITTER, LIGHT-ASSISTED MAGNETIC RECORDING HEAD AND LIGHT-ASSISTED MAGNETIC RECORDING DEVICE - Disclosed is a near field light generator, which makes it possible to generate the near field light in a preferable way. The generator includes: an optical waveguide having a clad, and a core, which is enclosed by the clad, and a refractive index of which is higher than that of the clad; a metal structural body that is shaped in substantially a plain plate, disposed at a position between the clad and the core; and a low refractive layer that is sandwiched between a partial surface of the core and the metal structural body. The electric field component of the light oscillates within an oscillation surface being substantially perpendicular to the partial surface. The width of the metal structural body in a direction substantially perpendicular to the oscillation surface tapers from the light coupling section of the optical waveguide towards the light emitting section of the optical waveguide.11-22-2012
20080304791LIGHT SOURCE DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME, DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME, AND METHOD FOR DRIVING DISPLAY DEVICE - In a light source device, a row of fibers is provided in which a plurality of optical fibers is arrayed in a single row in parallel fashion separately from each other. A light-direction controller is disposed on one side of the optical fibers, main fibers is disposed above and below the light-direction controller, and a main fiber is disposed at the other end of the row of fibers. Light sources are connected to each of the end portions of the main fibers. Three types of mirrors that mutually differ in direction are formed on the surface of the light-direction controller, light emitted from a main fiber enters the optical fibers by way of a first mirror, and light emitted from a main fiber enters the optical fibers by way of a second mirror.12-11-2008
20090162013Coupling between free space and optical waveguide using etched coupling surfaces - A plasma-based etching process is used to specifically shape the endface of an optical substrate supporting an optical waveguide into a contoured facet which will improve coupling efficiency between the waveguide and a free space optical signal. The ability to use standard photolithographic techniques to pattern and etch the optical endface facet allows for virtually any desired facet geometry to be formed—and replicated across the surface of a wafer for the entire group of assemblies being fabricated. A lens may be etched into the endface using a properly-defined photolithographic mask, with the focal point of the lens selected with respect to the parameters of the optical waveguide and the propagating free space signal. Alternatively, an angled facet may be formed along the endface, with the angle sufficient to re-direct reflected/scattered signals away from the optical axis.06-25-2009
20110206322Method and System for Implementing High-Speed Interfaces Between Semiconductor Dies in Optical Communication Systems - A method and system for implementing high-speed electrical interfaces between semiconductor dies in optical communication systems are disclosed and may include communicating electrical signals between an electronics die and an optoelectronics die via coupling pads which may be located in low impedance points in Tx and Rx paths. The electrical signals may be communicated via one or more current-mode, controlled impedance, and/or capacitively-coupled interfaces. The current-mode interface may include a cascode amplifier stage split between source and drain terminals of transistors on the dies. The controlled-impedance interfaces may include transmission line drivers on a first die and transmission lines on a second die. The capacitively-coupled interfaces may include capacitors formed by contact pads on the dies. The coupling pads may be connected via one or more of: wire bonds, metal pillars, solder balls, or conductive resin. The dies may comprise CMOS and may be coupled in a flip-chip configuration.08-25-2011
20120141068APPARATUS FOR THE COLLECTION AND TRANSMISSION OF ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION - A collector for propagating incident radiation is disclosed. The collector may comprise a light directing component coupled to a buffer component, a first propagation component coupled to the buffer component and configured to transmit the incident radiation into a collector region through one of a plurality of windows, and an optical transport assembly coupled to an end of the collector region and having a second propagation component. Each light directing component may be configured to redirect the incident radiation from a first direction to a second direction, and the collector region may include a plurality of regions exhibiting a refractive index value that gradually transitions from about 1.5 to about 2.0. The second propagation component may be further configured to retain the incident radiation.06-07-2012
20090052840Optical waveguide type optical coupling arrangement - A plurality of light emitting elements 02-26-2009
20100183260MONOLITHIC PUMP COUPLER FOR HIGH-ASPECT RATIO SOLID-STATE GAIN MEDIA - In one or more embodiments, an optical fiber coupler for coupling pump radiation into a rectangular optical fiber includes a fiber section and a pump fiber. The fiber section includes a core having a high aspect ratio cross-section and an interface section. The core is positioned in contact with first and second signal claddings to form reflective boundaries at fast-axis boundaries of the core. The pump fiber is side coupled to the fiber section via the interface section, and configured to couple the pump radiation into the fiber section.07-22-2010
20100254656OPTICAL WAVEGUIDE, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE OPTICAL WAVEGUIDE, AND OPTICAL DEVICE PROVIDED WITH THE OPTICAL WAVEGUIDE - An optical waveguide comprising a cladding and a core embedded in the cladding. An equivalent refractive index of the core changes unevenly along a light propagation direction by changing physical dimensions of the core.10-07-2010
20110235975OPTOCOUPLER WITH LIGHT GUIDE DEFINING ELEMENT - An optocoupler with a light guide defining element is presented. The light guide defining element has at least one cavity configured to define the shape of the light guide formed by a transparent encapsulant encapsulating the optical transmitter and receiver dies. The transparent encapsulant in liquid form may be injected into the cavity prior to a curing process to harden the encapsulant into a light guide with a predetermined shape. The cavity of the light guide element may be defined by a reflective surface having micro-optics formed thereon. A multichannel optocoupler with multiple transmitter and/or receiver dies having such light guide defining element is also presented. The light guide defining element may have a single cavity enveloping all the optical transmitter or receiver dies, or a multiple cavities by having a pair of transmitter and receiver dies inside each cavity.09-29-2011
20110123154OPTICAL IMAGING PROBE CONNECTOR - This document discusses, among other things, a connector for an optical imaging probe that includes one or more optical fibers communicating light along the catheter. The device may use multiple sections for simpler manufacturing and ease of assembly during a medical procedure. Light energy to and from a distal minimally-invasive portion of the probe is coupled by the connector to external diagnostic or analytical instrumentation through an external instrumentation lead. Certain examples provide a self-aligning two-section optical catheter with beveled ends, which is formed by separating an optical cable assembly. Techniques for improving light coupling include using a lens between instrumentation lead and probe portions. Techniques for improving the mechanical alignment of a multi-optical fiber catheter include using a stop or a guide.05-26-2011
20100303412OPTICAL TRANSMISSION MODULE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE - An optical transmission module has a light-emitting element, a light-receiving element, and an optical path for optically coupling the light-emitting element and the light-receiving element, and transmitting a optical signal. The optical path has a core part, a clad part surrounding the core part, and a support board for supporting the optical path itself and the light-receiving element. A resin part formed of resin having a refractive index higher than air outside the optical path is arranged at a part of a surface area of the clad part along an optical transmission direction to which optical signals are transmitted. The resin part has an inclined surface in which the surface on the opposite side of the clad part is tilted relative to the optical transmission direction. The inclined surface forms an acute angle with the surface of the clad part at the opposite side of the light-receiving element in the resin part.12-02-2010
20110033153APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ESTABLISHING AN OPTICAL PATH SPANNING A DISCONTINUITY IN AN OPTICAL CHANNEL - An apparatus for establishing an optical circuit path spanning a discontinuity in an optical channel supported by a first cable oriented about a first axis on a first side of the discontinuity and supported by a second cable section oriented about a second axis on a second side of the discontinuity includes: (a) a first coupling member coupled with the optical channel on the first side; (b) a first supporting member fixed with the first coupling member in an installed orientation in a clamping relation with the first cable section; (c) a second coupling member coupled with the optical channel on the second side; (d) a second supporting member fixed with the second coupling member in an installed orientation clamped with the second cable section; and (e) a connecting member optically coupling the first coupling member with the second coupling member to establish the optical circuit path.02-10-2011
20110044581MICROOPTICAL COMPONENT AND METHOD FOR ITS MANUFACTURE - A microoptical component for coupling a laser light to microresonators includes at least two microresonators, each having a form of an axially symmetric body disposed on a pedestal, and at least one waveguide for the laser light. The at least two microresonators are disposed on a first substrate having first side walls. The at least one waveguide is disposed on a second substrate having second side walls. The first side walls and the second side walls are fixedly joined.02-24-2011
20100220957OPTICAL MODULE - An optical module includes an emitter-side mounting substrate, a receiver-side mounting substrate and an external waveguide substrate. The mounting substrate is provided with a waveguide having a core and a pair of fitting recesses. The external waveguide substrate is provided with an external waveguide having a core, a pair of fitting tabs and a lap joint portion. As the fitting tabs are fitted into the respective fitting recesses, the mounting substrate and the external waveguide substrate are joined together, the two cores are aligned with each other, and the lap joint portion is positioned to overlap the mounting substrate.09-02-2010
20110176771PHOTONIC DEVICES HAVING DEGENERATE SPECTRAL BAND EDGES AND METHODS FOR USING THE SAME - Provided herein are photonic devices configured to display photonic band gap structure with a degenerate band edge. Electromagnetic radiation incident upon these photonic devices can be converted into a frozen mode characterized by a significantly increased amplitude, as compared to that of the incident wave. The device can also be configured as a resonance cavity with a giant transmission band edge resonance. In an exemplary embodiment, the photonic device is a periodic layered structure with each unit cell comprising at least two anisotropic layers with misaligned anisotropy. The degenerate band edge at given frequency can be achieved by paper choice of the layers' thicknesses and the misalignment angle. In another embodiment, the photonic device is configured as a waveguide periodically modulated along its axis.07-21-2011
20110249940OPTICAL BRANCHING DEVICE AND OPTICAL COMMUNICATION SYSTEM INCLUDING THE SAME - The present invention provides an optical branching device and an optical communication system which are easy to connect with optical fibers. In the optical branching device, when light emitted from an optical fiber in a front stage is incident on an entrance port of a multicore optical fiber, the light propagates through a first core and then is distributed from the first core to four second cores by core-to-core crosstalk between the first and second cores. The light beams distributed to the four second cores propagate through the respective cores and are emitted to four optical waveguides optically coupled core-to-core thereto within a fan-out part at exit ports.10-13-2011
20110026881RUBBER MEMBER, ADHESIVE CONNECTING MEMBER, AND OPTICAL CONNECTION STRUCTURE - A rubber member optically connects (a) an optical transmission medium or an optical component and (b) another optical transmission medium or another optical component by intervening between the (a) and the (b). An adhesive connecting member comprises a rubber member having a refractive index of 1.35 to 1.55 and an adhesive having a refractive index of 1.35 to 1.55.02-03-2011
20100183259TWO-RING OPTICAL BUFFER - A two-ring optical buffer comprising a first ring operatively connected to a waveguide and a second ring, the second ring being operatively connected to only the first ring, the second ring and the first ring having a circumferential ratio substantially equal to 207-22-2010
20090175578SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FIBER BASED RESONATOR COUPLING - A fiber optic alignment device on a crystalline substrate support is disclosed. An exemplary embodiment embodied in a resonator fiber optic gyro is fabricated by a process of forming a crystalline substrate support structure operable to support the first end portion of the optical fiber and the second end portion of the optical fiber; forming a first end V-groove portion and a second end V-groove portion in the support structure; physically coupling the first end portion of the optical fiber to the first end V-groove portion; and physically coupling the second end portion of the optical fiber to the second end V-groove portion.07-09-2009
20120148194LIGHT GUIDING DEVICE - A light guiding device includes an optical fiber body that extends along a longitudinal direction and that has an optical fiber center, at least three reflectors that are buried in the optical fiber body and that extend along the longitudinal direction, and a refraction layer that covers around the optical fiber body. The reflectors are spaced apart from an external surface of the optical fiber body, and surround equiangularly the optical fiber center of the optical fiber body.06-14-2012
201101167442-TO-1 PLASTIC OPTICAL FIBER (POF) OPTICAL COUPLER, A BI-DIRECTIONAL OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS LINK THAT EMPLOYS THE 2-TO-1 POF OPTICAL COUPLER, AND A METHOD FOR PERFORMING 2-TO-1 OPTICAL COUPLING - A 2-to-1 POF optical coupler, a bi-directional link that employs the coupler, and methods for performing 2-to-1 optical coupling are provided, wherein the 2-to-1 POF optical coupler is configured to provide a carefully-selected amount of cross-sectional overlap at the interface between the end face of a main POF or POF pigtail and the end face of the coupler. The amount of overlap is selected to ensure that optical coupling losses are reduced and optical efficiency is increased in both directions in a bi-directional optical communications links. Consequently, signal integrity is improved, limitations on link length are relaxed, and overall link performance is improved while, at the same time, overall link costs are reduced.05-19-2011
20100202733DIODE LASER HAVING A DEVICE FOR BEAM FORMING - A diode laser having a beam-forming device and a method for producing it are described. The diode laser includes at least one diode laser bar, the diode laser bar having a multitude of emitters, the emitters being disposed next to each other in the direction of their longitudinal axes. The diode laser includes a beam-forming device assigned to the diode laser bar, for the laser beam emerging from the diode laser bar, the beam-forming device having a light-guide device having a plurality of fibers, into which the laser beam is coupled. The maximum thickness of the optical fibers at their end facing the diode laser bar is considerably smaller than their width.08-12-2010
20110305417CONNECTOR SYSTEM HAVING ELECTRICAL AND OPTICAL LINKS WITH OPTICAL LINK CLEANER - In a connector system, a first connector is mechanically and optically mateable with a second connector to form one or more optical signal communication links A wiping cleaner is included on at least one of the first and second connectors for cleaning an optical port of the other of the first and second connectors when the connectors are plugged together. The first and second connectors can further be electrically mateable to provide both optical and electrical signal communication links12-15-2011
20110064360OPTICAL SEMICONDUCTOR ELEMENT AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - An optical element includes a first and a second layer in a first and a second region respectively in light propagating direction; a first and a second core layer above the first and the second layers respectively; a top layer above the first and the second core layer, the first and the second core layer extend in succession in the light propagating direction, a first projecting section exposes a side of the first core layer is in the first region, a second projecting section exposes at least part of a side of the second core layer is in the second region, a bottom section of the first projecting section is positioned below the bottom surface of the first core layer and the second core layer, and a bottom section of the second projecting section is positioned higher than the bottom section of the first projecting section.03-17-2011
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20110211790OPTICAL COUPLER AND PRODUCING METHOD THEREOF - A method for producing the optical coupler includes mounting a first conversion element on an upper surface of a first terminal plate, mounting a second conversion element on an upper surface of a second terminal plate, supplying a translucent primary mold resin in a fluidized state to the upper surfaces of the first terminal plate and the second terminal plate such that the first conversion element and the second conversion element are covered with the primary mold resin, curing the primary mold resin while inverting vertically the first terminal plate and the second terminal plate to retain the primary mold resin in a state in which the primary mold resin hangs from the first terminal plate and the second terminal plate, and covering a surface of the primary mold resin with a secondary mold resin having a refractive index lower than that of the primary mold resin.09-01-2011
20110235974OPTOCOUPLER - An optocoupler with optical transmitter and receiver dies attached to a single conductive pad is presented. One of the optical transmitter and receiver dies may be attached directly to the conductive pad, while the other one of the optical transmitter and receiver dies may be attached to the conductive pad by means of three layers of materials comprising an isolation layer sandwiched between two attachment layers. A multi-channel optocoupler with multiple transmitter and/or receiver dies is also presented, in which one of the optical transmitter and receiver dies may be attached directly to the conductive pad. The other optical transmitter or receiver dies may be attached to the conductive pad by means of three layers of materials comprising an isolation layer sandwiched between two attachment layers.09-29-2011
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