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20090080888Optical line terminating apparatus and optical communication system - An optical access communication apparatus and an optical access communication system for the coexistence of two wideband PON systems without using an expensive optical device or module. A low-speed PON and a high-speed PON have a same upstream wavelength, and an OLT receives optical signals by a same optical receiver in the two systems, converts the optical signals into electric signals, amplifies the electric signals, branches the amplified electric signals, and processes the branched signals by clock and data recovery sections of bit rates corresponding to the two PON systems, thereby achieving an optical communication apparatus and an optical communication system for constructing a simple and low-cost triple-play service system of excellent transmission quality.03-26-2009
20090028562BIDIRECTIONAL OPTICAL AMPLIFIER ARRANGEMENT - The invention relates to a bidirectional optical amplifier array (VA) which is preferably used in a passive optical network (PON) system, is disposed between a first line termination (OLT) and a second line termination (ONU), and is penetrated by an optical downstream signal (OSD) in one direction and an optical upstream signal (OSD) in the opposite direction. Said optical amplifier array is composed of a first part with two branching and combining units (D01-29-2009
20110091210Coupled Seed Light Injection for Wavelength Division Multiplexing Passive Optical Networks - An apparatus comprising a first optical transmitter configured to couple to a second optical transmitter, a first optical receiver, and a seed light source, wherein the first optical transmitter and the first optical receiver are part of a first passive optical network (PON) and the second optical transmitter and a second optical receiver are part of a second PON, and wherein at least one of the first optical transmitter and the second optical transmitter is an injection locked laser transmitter. Also disclosed is a method comprising feeding a seed light to a plurality of injection locked laser transmitters in a plurality of PONs using only one broadband light source (BLS), wherein each PON comprises an optical line terminal (OLT) transmitter and a plurality of optical network units (ONUs) transmitters.04-21-2011
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20080285972Packet communicating apparatus - Bandwidth control over users accommodated under ONU in PON is achieved. BAS sets user bandwidth information obtained during user authorization in OLT. The OLT achieves bandwidth control on a user basis, using bandwidth information set from the BAS. The present invention enables bandwidth control over users under the ONUs.11-20-2008
20090060507Backward Compatible PON Coexistence - A network comprising a first optical line terminal (OLT), and a second OLT in communication with the first OLT, at least one first-type optical network unit (ONU), and at least one second-type ONU. Included is an OLT configured to implement a method comprising forwarding a first downstream data from a first-type OLT to at least one first-type ONU, and transmitting a second downstream data to at least one second-type ONU. Also included is a method comprising adding at least one second-type ONU to a passive optical network (PON) comprising a first-type OLT and at least one first-type ONU without removing the first-type OLT from the PON.03-05-2009
20110274428BUS-BASED OPTICAL NETWORK SYSTEM - A bus-based optical network system comprising optical fibers, optical line terminals (OLTs), and a plurality of optical network units (ONUs) is revealed. The OLT consists of the near part (OLTN) and the far part (OLTF). Optical fibers respectively form the transmitting and receiver buses (T Bus and R Bus) with the technique of time-division multiple access (TDMA). The slot flows on both buses are in opposite directions. The OLTN performing traffic control is situated in or near a central office (CO) while the OLTF is far from the CO. ONUs, whose MAC performs traffic control, connect with two buses and share their bandwidth. The MAC with traffic control keeps the performance of the network from degradation. The required numbers of COs and optical fibers for establishing the bus-based network are so smaller that the cost of the network can be significantly reduced.11-10-2011
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20090067839STORAGE AREA NETWORK EXTENSION OVER PASSIVE OPTICAL NETWORKS USING PARALLEL SIGNAL DETECTION - A storage area network extension, network and method include a storage terminal coupled to a remote node. The remote node is connected to a passive optical network (PON) for transferring data signals in the PON and storage signals to/from the storage terminal by employing subcarrier channels in the PON to enable concurrent bidirectional transfer of the data and the storage signals. A storage area network is coupled to the storage terminal and configured to store and retrieve the storage signals for transfer over the PON.03-12-2009
20110182578Optical Apparatus - An optical apparatus for use in an optical communications network, and a method of operating a network are described. The apparatus includes an input suitable for receiving a first continuous wave optical signal from a remote location on a network, and a modifying unit arranged to modify the first continuous wave optical signal to produce a second continuous wave optical signal having a wavelength which is different from the wavelength of the first continuous wave optical signal. A modulating unit is arranged to modulate the second continuous wave optical signal with data to produce a modulated second continuous wave optical signal.07-28-2011
20110182580Method and apparatus for mapping and de-mapping service data - A method for mapping service data is provided. The method includes: calculating a payload value according to service data to be transmitted; inserting the payload value into a payload value region of a corresponding frame in one group of data frames, in which the payload value is used to indicate an amount of service data carried by corresponding containers in a next group of data frames; and extracting service data of a payload value size carried by a previous group of data frames, and mapping the service data to a payload region after being respectively carried by corresponding containers. Correspondingly, an apparatus for mapping service data, and a method and an apparatus for de-mapping service data are further provided. The invention can be applied to the mapping of service data of various rates, moreover, service data of various types can be mapped by adopting one data structure of data frames.07-28-2011
20130028602METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ESTABLISHING END-TO-END SERVICE AND OPTICAL TRANSPORT NETWORK - A method for establishing an end-to-end service is provided in the present invention, which includes: acquiring link information in a network and multi-stage multiplexing capability constraint information supported by gateway network elements; when an end-to-end path computation request is received, according to the link information and the multi-stage multiplexing capability constraint information, performing an end-to-end routing computation to acquire an end-to-end routing, and selecting a multi-stage multiplexing capability used on a gateway network element passed by the end-to-end routing; and configuring the end-to-end service, and configuring the selected multi-stage multiplexing capability on the gateway network element passed by the end-to-end routing. A system for establishing the end-to-end service, an optical transport network and a signal transmission method thereof are also provided in the present invention, which can all implement the interconnection between new networks and old networks.01-31-2013
20090196609OPTICAL COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND OPTICAL LAN SYSTEM - The invention provides an optical communication apparatus and optical LAN system capable of either avoiding or reducing the adjustment difficulty during the busy traffic while suppressing the system enlargement. The optical LAN system 08-06-2009
20100150554Passive optical network (PON) system - A PON system capable of utilizing the bandwidth of an optical transmission channel in the PON section. In a PON system including an OLT and a plurality of ONUs, the OLT has: a downstream frame processing unit that removes at least part of the header information in a layer 2 header from a downstream frame received from a wide area network, and converts the remaining frame portion into a frame having a header specific to the PON section; and a downstream frame processing unit that extracts a downstream frame portion to be transferred to a user terminal, from a received frame from a PON, and adds the layer 2 header information deleted in the OLT.06-17-2010
20100040371METHOD, EQUIPMENT, AND SYSTEM FOR DETECTING AND AUTHENTICATING TERMINAL IN PASSIVE OPTICAL NETWORK - A method, equipment, and operation management system for detecting and authenticating a terminal in a passive optical network are provided. The method includes the following steps. The terminal has a logic registration code. A central office end receives the logic registration code sent by the terminal. The central office end judges whether the logic registration code of the terminal matches with the logic registration code stored at the central office end, and determines that the terminal is a valid terminal if the logic registration code sent by the terminal matches with the logic registration code stored at the central office end. The central office end records a terminal serial number from the valid terminal, and records a terminal identifier assigned to the valid terminal. By using the provided method, equipment, and operation management system, it is unnecessary to statically configure the terminal SN at the central office end, such that the maintenance cost of the central office end and the terminal is lowered, the flexibility of terminal detection and authentication is improved, and the maintainability of the central office end and the terminal is also enhanced.02-18-2010
20110194854UPSTREAM EFFICIENCY IMPROVEMENT METHOD FOR PASSIVE OPTICAL NETWORKS - A method of data transmission in a network sharing a medium using a time division multiple access scheme in which a network unit receives data packets from a subnetwork, stores the data packets in a buffer until the arrival of a time-slot and sends the data packets over the shared medium in the upstream direction during the time-slot. Each of the data packets includes a payload and a header that includes a source address and a destination address. Storing the data packets in the buffer includes: determining the paired source and the destination addresses of a received packet; determining whether a composite frame having a composite frame header including the paired source and destination addresses already exists; if negative, creating the composite frame for the paired source and destination addresses; and aggregating the payload of the packet to a composite frame payload of the composite frame.08-11-2011
20130077972Sleep Control for Energy Efficiency in Ethernet Passive Optical Networks - A method sets certain downstream traffic scheduling rules at an optical line terminal OLT and certain sleep control rules at optical network units ONUs. Both downstream traffic scheduling rules and sleep control rules are common information owned by both the OLT and ONUs. The method sets the traffic scheduling rules that each ONU is allocated with some time slots every cycle if the ONU has downstream traffic. Rather than using a control message to notify ONUs with their queue status, the method lets ONUs infer whether its downstream queue is empty or not based on downstream traffic scheduling and lets the OLT infer the status of an ONU based on sleep control rules.03-28-2013
20130039659METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR TRANSMITTING SDH/SONET SECTION OVERHEAD BYTES - The present invention relates to the field of communications technologies and discloses a method, an apparatus and a system for transmitting SDH/Sonet section overhead bytes, which reduce a burden of an intermediate node of a PTN network in a process of transmitting DCC bytes in the PTN network. In the present invention, a pseudo wire is established between a local end node and a peer end node. The local end node separates target overhead bytes from section overhead bytes of an SDH/Sonet frame, where the target overhead bytes include DCC bytes; packages the target overhead bytes to obtain a dedicated overhead packet; and sends the dedicated overhead packet to the peer end node, where the dedicated overhead packet is transmitted as a service packet of the pseudo wire. The embodiments of the present invention are mainly applied to a process of transmitting an SDH/Sonet service in the PTN network.02-14-2013
20100111529MULTICAST CONTROL METHOD IN ETHERNET PASSIVE OPTICAL NETWORK - A multicast control method in an Ethernet passive optical network, the method includes steps: (A) configuring different id for user-end devices and their user ports; labeling users on office-end devices by using id for user-end devices and their user ports; setting up user's multicast authorization table; (B) based on the multicast authorization table, office-end devices control user's multicast authority; based on the controlled result, setting up multicast filtration tables and user filtration tables for user-end devices; based on the multicast filtration tables and user filtration tables, user-end devices filter multicast data, and forward them to users having multicast authority. The method controls multicast for different user ports on the same user-end device so as to raise security of multicast.05-06-2010
20100104283TECHNIQUE FOR MANAGING OPTICAL NETWORKS - For securing from invasion a group of network nodes in a multi-channel optical communication network, providing wavelength selective optical amplifiers WSOA in optical fiber links incoming network nodes of the group, and providing a network controller NC for holding and updating control information about optical channels allowed in specific optical fiber links incoming specific network nodes of the group, and for supplying each of the WSOAs with suitable control information concerning the incoming optical fiber links associated therewith. At each specific WSOA, in response to the received control information, blocking any incoming wavelength except for wavelengths assigned to the optical channels allowed in that specific incoming optical fiber link.04-29-2010
20090154925HIGH PERFORMANCE GIGABIT PASSIVE OPTICAL NETWORK - A system includes an optical line terminal (OLT) that includes an OLT transmitter. The OLT transmitter includes one or more fixed wavelength optical sources that generate an optical signal at a first wavelength, and an optical waveguide that transmits the optical signal at the first wavelength in an optical network.06-18-2009
20090154924PASSIVE OPTICAL NETWORK WITH WAVELENGTH DIVISION MULTIPLEXING - In one embodiment, a passive optical network is provided that includes: an optical line terminal (OLT) configured to transmit a plurality of downstream signals into a corresponding plurality of passive optical networks and to receive a corresponding plurality of upstream signals from the plurality of passive optical networks, wherein each downstream signal is separated in wavelength from the remaining wavelength signals, and wherein each upstream signal is separated in wavelength from the remaining upstream signal; a Mux/Demux configured to multiplex the downstream signals from the OLT into a optical fiber and to demultiplex upstream signals from the optical fibers to the OLT; and a splitter configured to split the downstream signals from the OLT to a plurality of optical network units such that each optical network unit receives the plurality of downstream signals.06-18-2009
20100040370FRAME GENERATING APPARATUS, OPTICAL TRANSMISSION SYSTEM, FRAME GENERATING METHOD, AND OPTICAL TRANSMISSION METHOD - A frame generating apparatus includes an optical-transport-network frame generator configured to generate an optical transport network frame from a client signal; and a frame decomposer configured to perform serial-parallel conversion on the optical transport network frame to generate a plurality of virtual lanes, where the optical-transport-network frame generator arranges frame synchronization bytes and virtual lane identifiers in an overhead area and/or a fixed stuff part so that a frame synchronization byte and a virtual lane identifier are arranged in each virtual lane.02-18-2010
20100040369TIME SYNCHRONIZATION METHOD AND DEVICE IN PASSIVE OPTICAL NETWORK AND PASSIVE OPTICAL NETWORK - A time synchronization method and a time synchronization device in a passive optical network (PON), and a PON are provided. The method includes receiving a synchronization packet sent after time synchronization of an optical line terminal (OLT) with a master clock (MC) is achieved, wherein the synchronization packet carries a timestamp TMt02-18-2010
20130028601VIDEO OVER ETHERNET BANDWIDTH OPTIMIZATION - Methods and apparatuses for controlling the flow of video over Ethernet (VoE) traffic in a network are disclosed. The method can include originating the VoE traffic from an add node in the network. A first control signal can be received from a first drop node in the network containing a drop port configured to receive the VoE traffic. The add node can determined if the first drop node contains the drop port based on the first control signal.01-31-2013
20130045011Method and system for upstream bandwidth allocation in a passive optical network - A method for upstream bandwidth allocation in a passive optical network is provided by the disclosure. The method includes the following steps: an Optical Line Terminal (OLT) allocates an upstream bandwidth for an Optical Network Unit (ONU) through an upstream bandwidth mapping (US BWmap) domain, wherein the total length B of payloads transmitted by consecutive Transmission Containers (T-CONTs) allocated for the ONU is: the product of the positive integer n and the data byte length L contained in a code word when the ONU uses Forward Error Correction (FEC) encoding, minus the byte length R of the contents protected by FEC, except the payloads, in an upstream burst slot transmitted by the ONU, i.e. B=L×n−R bytes (02-21-2013
20100067909TECHNIQUES FOR ENSURING SYNCHRONIZED PROCESSING AT REMOTE FIBRE CHANNEL AND FIBRE CONNECTIVITY NETWORKS - Techniques described use Generic Framing Procedure (GFP) to transport data across an optical transport network between near and far Fibre Channel (FC) or Fibre Connectivity (FICON) local area optical networks. Each FC/FICON edge node (FCE) on an edge of the optical transport network has multiple modes for processing FC/FICON frames transported across the optical transport network. The techniques include receiving, at a near FCE from a far FCE, a GFP control plane message that includes a mode field that holds data that indicates a far mode, wherein the far mode is used at the far FCE. It is determined whether a near mode used by the near FCE matches the far mode based on the mode field. If it is determined that they do not match, then an alert is caused. These techniques allow software to utilize existing GFP chips in FCE that use optional processing, such as distance extension.03-18-2010
20100067908Enhanced Passive Optical Network (PON) Processor - A method for processing data flows of a plurality of passive optical network (PON) operating modes, the method is performed by an optical network unit (ONU). The method comprises processing upstream data flows of said plurality of PON operating modes; and processing downstream data flows of the plurality of PON operating modes. The plurality of PON operating modes include at least a Gigabit PON (GPON) mode, a broadband PON (BPON) mode, and an Ethernet PON (EPON).03-18-2010
20100067907METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING DRIVING CURRENT OF WDM-PON OPTICAL TRANSMITTER - The present disclosure relates to a WDM-PON optical transmitter; and, more particularly, to a system for controlling a driving current of the WDM-PON optical transmitter. The present disclosure provides a driving current control system of an optical transmitter for use in WDM-PON including a plurality of optical transmitters, each transmitter generating and transmitting a transmittance optical signal based on a driving current and an optical multiplexer/demultiplexer for combining the optical signals received from the plurality of the optical transmitters to output a combined optical signal through a single common terminal, wherein the driving current is controlled based on the combined optical signal outputted from the common terminal.03-18-2010
20130089328METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR EXTENDING MAC CONTROL MESSAGES IN EPON - One embodiment provides a media access control (MAC) module facilitating operations of an Ethernet passive optical network (EPON). The MAC module includes a frame formatter configured to generate a MAC control frame. The generated MAC control frame includes at least one of: an organizationally unique identifier (OUI) field, an QUI-specific operation code (opcode) field, and a number of fields associated with the QUI-specific opcode. Transmission of the MAC control frame facilitates realization of an EPON function based on the fields associated with the QUI-specific opcode.04-11-2013
20090304386Compact Virtual Local Area Network Mapper for the Gigabit-Passive Optical Network Optical Network Management and Control Interface - An apparatus comprising a Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN) mapper associated with a plurality of interfaces and a plurality of ports corresponding to the interfaces, wherein the VLAN mapper is configured to direct a plurality of packets between the interfaces and the corresponding ports based on a VLAN mapping table. Also included is an apparatus comprising at least one processor configured to implement a method comprising receiving a packet via an interface, determining whether the packet is tagged, mapping the packet to a port corresponding to the interface using a mapping table if the packet is tagged, and mapping the packet to a designated port using a default marking attribute if the packet is untagged.12-10-2009
20090304385METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR NEXT GENERATION ACCESS PASSIVE OPTICAL NETWORKS - Methods and apparatuses for controlling transmission of converged data packets and for media access through a single next generation access (NGA) passive optical network (PON) which can coexist with EPON and GPON based systems and can interoperate with a 10 GEPON. A converged data packet is transmitted between a first node and a second node of the NGA network under NGA management control. The converged packet has a format which unifies a GEM header with the 10 GEPON preamble header and certain fields replaced in a EPON packet format to accommodate information corresponding to the preamble elements of a GEM packet. The converged data can be encoded in the line code of the 10 GEPON protocol, allowing use of a control protocol based either on MPCP or GTC for the NGA. Node apparatuses include NGA elements which enable preparation, encoding/decoding and transmission of converged packets.12-10-2009
20090304384INTELLIGENT PLUGGABLE TRANSCEIVER STICK CAPABLE OF DIAGNOSTIC MONITORING AND OPTICAL NETWORK MANAGEMENT - An integrated optical transceiver includes an optical subassembly that produces a first electrical signal in response to a first optical signal comprising reception signal data and to emit a second optical signal comprising transmission signal data in response to a second electrical signal. A data processing unit can extract the reception signal data from the first electrical signal and produce the second electrical signal in response to a third electrical signal comprising the transmission signal data. The data processing unit can perform system-layer functions. A data path interface can send the reception data to a host device and receive the third electrical signal comprising the transmission data from the host device. A management unit can control the data processing unit to perform the system-layer functions. A control path interface communicates with the management unit and the host device.12-10-2009
20130071118COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK APPARATUS AND LINE CODING METHOD - Methods and apparatus for line coding in a communications network are described. According to one embodiment of the invention, downstream communications traffic bits are received and mapped into downstream bit positions of a transmission structure. A pre-selected bit in each upstream bit positions of the transmission structure is provided to form a downstream transmission structure. A downstream optical signal carrying the downstream transmission structure is generated for transmission. Upstream communications traffic bits are also received and mapped into the upstream bit positions of the transmission structure to form an upstream transmission structure. An upstream optical signal carrying the upstream transmission structure is generated for transmission.03-21-2013
20130058651Data Processing of an Optical Network Element - A method for data processing of an optical network element is provided, wherein a configuration information is received at the optical network element and a light signal is adjusted to a wavelength or wavelength range indicated by said configuration information; wherein an incoming optical signal is demodulated via the light signal and mixed as an electrical demodulated signal with a signal of an oscillator; wherein the signal of the oscillator is tuned to improve a reception of the incoming signal at the optical network element; and wherein the light signal is used for upstream modulation to provide a modulated optical upstream signal. Furthermore, an according device and a communication system are suggested including at least one such device.03-07-2013
20130058653OPTICAL NETWORK UNIT, METHOD FOR PROCESSING DATA IN AN OPTICAL NETWORK AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - An optical network unit has a tunable laser. The tunable laser is tunable such that a point-to-point connection to another optical network unit is established via an optical fiber. There is also provided a method for processing data in an optical network and a corresponding communication system. The tunable laser can be adjusted based on a detected collision, and a frequency grid can be supplied from a centralized component.03-07-2013
20130058652OPTICAL LINE TERMINATION DEVICE ALLOWING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF AN OFDM MODULATION TECHNIQUE - A line termination device for an optical network able to receive at least one optical signal at least a part of which is polarized according to a particular axis of polarization, said device comprising: means for modifying the axis of polarization of the part of the optical signal, means for modulating the part of the optical signal of which the axis of polarization has been modified, comprising a modulator able to suppress the optical carrier of the optical signal, the modification means being devised so as to modify an axis of polarization of a part of the modulated optical signal.03-07-2013
20110038630Packet communicating apparatus - Bandwidth control over users accommodated under ONU in PON is achieved. BAS sets user bandwidth information obtained during user authorization in OLT. The OLT achieves bandwidth control on a user basis, using bandwidth information set from the BAS. The present invention enables bandwidth control over users under the ONUs.02-17-2011
20090269061Providing Signal Reachability Information To A Network - In particular embodiments, providing signal reachability information to a network includes establishing signal reachability information at a network node of the network. The signal reachability information describes attributes that affect reachability of an optical signal. The signal reachability information is inserted into an advertisement, and the advertisement is sent to network nodes of the network.10-29-2009
20130064544CONTROL OF TOKEN HOLDING IN MULTI-TOKEN OPTICAL NETWORK03-14-2013
20090010648Methods and apparatus for upgrading passive optical networks - An optical network system can be used to update legacy passive optical networks by adding an optical transmitter, blocking filter, and/or pluggable or unpluggable optics. In one embodiment, an optical network system, including several optical transmitters and receivers, multiplexers, demultiplexers, erbium-doped fiber amplifier, and blocking filter, may be employed. The additional transmitter increases available bandwidth, while the blocking filter allows existing customers' service(s) to not be impacted. Another embodiment uses pluggable or unpluggable optics, instead of the aforementioned blocking filter, to receive and modulate optical signals to transmit services to end users. In one embodiment, an optical network system can be employed that allows for simultaneous upgrading of the system and providing of legacy services, while allowing for the of removal existing optical network components over time.01-08-2009
20120114335SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING OPTICAL SIGNALS - A method of transmitting optical signals in a submarine optical network and an optical unit for performing the method, the optical unit is configured for receiving an optical signal comprising a plurality of wavelengths where at least some of the wavelengths comprise traffic data. The optical unit includes a processor unit which is configured for scrambling the shape of at least one wavelength comprising traffic data of the optical signal so as to make said traffic data of said at least one wavelength undetectable for a receiver station.05-10-2012
20120114334METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMPROVED UPSTREAM FRAME SYNCHRONIZATION IN A PASSIVE OPTICAL NETWORK - In a passive optical network, upstream transmission frames from an ONU to an OLT can include additional delimiters that assist in overcoming high signal distortion at the beginning of the frame that can obscure an initial frame delimiter. The second delimiter can be inserted into the frame at various locations within the frame known to the OLT such that the OLT can active a delimiter detector at the beginning of a timing window for delimiter detection. The ONU can assist the OLT in synchronizing the frame by ensuring that a frame header immediately follows a second delimiter or appears at the start of a first FEC code block following the second delimiter. Depending on where the ONU inserts the second delimiter in the frame generation process, the second delimiter may be scrambled and/or may form part of the FEC.05-10-2012
20120114333Method and System for Quickly Updating Ranging Results of Optical Network Unit by Optical Line Terminal - The disclosure provides a method for quickly updating ranging results of optical network units by an optical line terminal. The method comprises the following steps: an Optical Line Terminal (OLT) distributes an acquired ranging difference to all the Optical Network Units (ONUs); and the current ONU implements quick updating of the ranging result of the current ONU itself according to the acquired ranging difference. The disclosure also provides a system for quickly updating ranging results of ONUs by an OLT, wherein a distributing unit in the OLT is used for distributing an acquired ranging difference to all the ONUs; an updating unit in the ONU is used for implementing quick updating of ranging result of the current ONU itself according to the acquired ranging difference. the method and system of the disclosure can save the quantity of messages, enable quick switching in protection status, thus implementing protection switching efficiently.05-10-2012
20100086302Channel switching system and method of IPTV service in passive optical network - Channel switching system and method of an IPTV service in a passive optical network (PON) are disclosed. To reduce a channel switching time of an IPTV system in the passive optical network, the system and the method use a channel switching control module and a channel list module in the passive optical network. In a case where a passive optical network system receives an IPTV channel switching request transmitted from a terminal user, the channel switching control module checks a recording of a channel list module and a recording of an authentication list module, and then updates a filter recording of an optical network unit to thereby directly transmit an image flow of a new channel in the passive optical network. When such system and method are applied to the passive optical network, high-speed switching of the IPTV service channel by the terminal user can be realized.04-08-2010
20100196006METHOD, SYSTEM AND DEVICE FOR OPTICAL NETWORK TERMINATION CONFIGURATION - A method for optical network termination (ONT) configuration is provided. The method includes: obtaining, by an optical line terminal (OLT), service types supported by an ONT and management methods available for each of the service types; and negotiating, by the OLT, with the ONT according to the management methods available for each of the service types, so as to determine a management method to be adopted for each of the service types, and configuring the ONT according to the determined management method.08-05-2010
20110044688REMOTELY OPTICALLY AMPLIFIED PON SYSTEM, OLT, AND RN, AND OPTICAL AMPLIFICATION AND GAIN-CLAMPING METHODS OF PON SYSTEM - A remotely optically amplified passive optical network (PON) system, an optical line terminal, and a remote node, and an optical amplification and gain-clamping methods of the PON system are provided. The PON system generates pump light and transmits the generated pump light to an optical transmission line, amplifies primarily an optical signal by the pump light which pumps the optical transmission line, and amplifies secondarily the optical signal by the transmitted pump light which pumps a gain medium of a remote node while maintaining a gain of the optical signal by applying a gain-clamping method to the remote node.02-24-2011
20080279553OPTICAL TRANSPORT NETWORK HIERARCHY FOR FULL TRANSPARENT TRANSPORT OF DATACOM AND TELECOM SIGNALS - The present invention provides an Optical Transport Network (OTN) hierarchy that supports full transparency for both Ethernet and Telecom signals. The present invention defines new rates and mapping/multiplexing methods to adapt transparent 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10 GBE) (255/238 and 255/237) and 10 Gigabit Fibre Chanel (10 GFC) (255/237) to Optical Channel Transport Unit-3 (OTU3) at a higher rate. Additionally, the present invention defines new rates and mapping/multiplexing methods to adapt future transparent 100 GBE into an Optical Channel Transport Unit-4-extended (OTU4e) which is an OTU4 at a higher rate to support full transparency.11-13-2008
20120288278PASSIVE OPTICAL SPLITTER AND PASSIVE OPTICAL NETWORK SYSTEM - The present invention provides a passive optical splitter and a passive optical network system. The passive optical splitter includes at least two splitting single-mode waveguides, at least one combining single-mode waveguide, and at least one tapered waveguide, where one end of the tapered waveguide is coupled to the at least two splitting single-mode waveguides respectively, the other end of the tapered waveguide is coupled to the at least one combining single-mode waveguide, and a core layer of the tapered waveguide is made of a light-induced refractive index changeable material. When an optical signal is transmitted, light transmission is limited by increasing a refractive index difference between positions with different optical field intensity in the core layer, thus reducing a loss of optical signal leakage and improving uplink transmission efficiency.11-15-2012
20100266280OFFICE-SIDE LINE CONCENTRATOR , ACCESS CONTROLLER AND COMPUTER PROGRAM THEREFOR - There is provided an office-side line concentration device that accommodates a plurality of passive optical networks, including a plurality of receiving means connected to each of the plurality of passive optical networks, and interface means for controlling a transmission timing of user data from the plurality of passive optical networks so that user data received by the plurality of receiving means can be arranged closely in an uplink, thus enabling effective use of bandwidth in the uplink10-21-2010
20090310964Optical communication system and optical line terminating apparatus - There is provided an abnormal light cut-off system in which even when a high power light is inputted from an optical fiber connected to a user side apparatus by a malicious user or an accident, a trouble rate is low, the abnormal light is cut off at high sensitivity, and security is high. In a network system in which an optical line terminating apparatus and plural optical network apparatuses are connected together via plural optical connection sections and an optical branching section, the optical branching section includes one optical line terminating apparatus side port and plural optical network apparatus side branch ports, an optical line terminating apparatus side optical fiber connects the optical line terminating apparatus and the one optical line terminating apparatus side port, an optical branching section side optical fiber connects the optical network apparatus side branch port and a light cut-off section, and an optical network apparatus side optical fiber connects the light cut-off section and the optical network apparatus. When an abnormal light is inputted from the optical network apparatus side, it is cut off by the light cut-off section.12-17-2009
20120106958OPTICAL MULTIPLEXING TERMINATING DEVICE, PASSIVE OPTICAL NETWORK SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ALLOCATING WAVELENGTH - A passive optical network system such that the power consumption can be reduced as much as possible according to the end-user traffic. An OLT uses the DBA function thereof and sequentially uses frequencies in ascending order of transmission rate in order to sequentially allocate bands to ONUs in ascending order of the requested bandwidth. At this time, a frequency to be allocated is selected so that the bandwidth allocated to each ONU is narrower than a maximum bandwidth through which transmission using the allocated wavelength is enabled. An OLT uses a grant area to specify the transmission timing of the secondary station and to inform the specified transmission timing to the secondary station. In addition, an area is set for storing information used to inform the secondary station of a new frequency to be used.05-03-2012
20100142950HIGH BIT RATE BIDIRECTIONAL PASSIVE OPTICAL NETWORK, ASSOCIATED OPTICAL EXCHANGE AND LINE TERMINATION DEVICE - The invention relates to a passive optical network comprising an optical exchange linked by at least one optical fiber to at least one line termination device of said network, able to transmit a downlink optical signal phase-modulated in NRZ-DPSK format and to receive an uplink optical signal.06-10-2010
20110293274PASSIVE OPTICAL NETWORK SYSTEM AND OPTICAL LINE TERMINAL - In order to be able to moderate the inclination of the PON burst reception characteristics and to improve the FEC effect, a first offset is used in a ranging window field, and a second offset, which is lower than the first offset value, is used in a burst data field other than the ranging window field.12-01-2011
20110008046Subscriber terminal of adjusting intensity of optical signal by controlling attenuation, and a method therefor - A subscriber terminal connected to a central-office unit in an optical communication network includes a variable optical attenuator for attenuating an optical signal received from the central-office unit; an optical-electric converter for converting the optical signal received via the attenuator to a corresponding electric signal; a clock extractor for extracting a clock from the electric signal and producing a clock extraction information signal representing whether or not the clock is extracted stably; and a terminal controller. The controller includes a clock extraction decider for determining whether or not the extractor stably extracts the clock on the basis of the information signal, a receiving level adjuster for setting an attenuation value to a value between a minimum and a maximum value, and an attenuation controller for setting the attenuation amount for the attenuator to the set attenuation value.01-13-2011
20110206372METHOD, DEVICE, AND SYSTEM FOR IMPLEMENTING LR-PON - A method, device and system for implementing a long reach passive optical network (LR-PON) are provided, which solve the problem that the cost for establishing an LR-PON system is high. The method includes: receiving an uplink burst packet transmitted by an optical network unit (ONU) in a burst manner (101) , converting a burst optical signal of the uplink burst packet into a continuous optical signal, and transmitting the continuous optical signal to a receiving device (105). The present invention is applicable to an LR-PON.08-25-2011
20110268443INTERFACE FOR PLUGGABLE PON ONT - An interface between an SFP compliant host device and an SFP PON ONT pluggable module is disclosed. The disclosed interface specification enables implementation of an SFP MSA (INF-8074i) compliant port which can host a PON ONT in a SFP module form factor, while maintaining full backwards compatibility with legacy SFP MSA compliant transceivers. Therefore, a host implemented according to this specification would be compatible with both the SFP PON ONT and any standard SFP MSA transceiver.11-03-2011
20110150472Data center with free-space optical communications - A data center for executing a data processing application includes processing units, sub-units or servers. Each of the processing units, sub-units or servers can execute a part or all of the data processing application. The processing units, sub-units or servers are electrical disjoint with respect to data communications, but can communicate with each other over free space optical links.06-23-2011
20090041458PASSIVE OPTICAL NETWORK SYSTEM MANAGEMENT - A passive optical network (PON) system utilizing a data link layer protocol for communication is disclosed. The PON system may include an optical network unit (ONU). The PON system may also include an optical line terminal (OLT) configured to communicate with the ONU utilizing an Ethernet frame. The Ethernet frame may include at least a source application identifier and a destination application identifier. The source application identifier may represent a source application residing in at least one of the OLT and the ONU. The destination application identifier may represent one or more destination applications configured to receive data from the source application.02-12-2009
20080267624Optical access system and ranging method for optical access system - A ranging signal R1 generated by a signal generator and reaches to a signal checker via a working system transmission line, a loop circuit, and an auxiliary system transmission line. The signal checker measures a delay time from the generation to the arrival of the signal R1. A ranging signal R2 generated by the signal generator and reaches to a signal checker via an auxiliary system transmission line, a loop circuit, and an auxiliary system transmission line. The signal checker measures a delay time from the generation to the arrival of the signal R12. A delay time of the working system transmission line is calculated from the delay times of the signals R1 and R2. Disruption of the services provided by the other ONUs can be prevented since the working system transmission line is not used for upstream communication of the ranging signals R1 and R2.10-30-2008
20100119227Storage function method and apparatus in a passive optical network - A method and an apparatus for implementing a storage function in a passive optical network (PON) system. On the basis of a LINK ID held by the data, data requiring storage, e.g. data making exclusive use of a wide bandwidth such as audiovisual data and large-volume data packages, are determined among all the data sent to an optical network unit. These data requiring storage are stored in a storage device installed in the optical network unit. In case the user requests data stored in the storage device, the stored data are transferred directly to the user, without any need to request and send these data for the second time via an IPTV server and the core network. It is possible to avoid duplicate transfers of data, and in particular to avoid duplicate transfers of data making exclusive use of a comparatively wide bandwidth such as audiovisual data and large-volume data packages, to improve the utilization factor of the downlink bandwidth, and to reduce flow congestion and data delays.05-13-2010
20120033972Hybrid Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing Time Domain Multiplexing Passive Optical Network - An apparatus comprising a time domain multiplexing (TDM) to Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) or bounded Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (QAM) channels HOT PON converter configured to couple to an optical line terminal (OLT) via an optical fiber and to a plurality of network terminals (NTs) via a point-to-multipoint coaxial cable and configured to transmit TDM data from the OLT using OFDM or bounded QAM channels to the corresponding NTs, wherein the OFDM or bounded QAM channels transmission of TDM data maintains End-to-End (E2E) TDM passive optical network (PON) protocols, service provisioning, and quality of service (QoS).02-09-2012
20120106959METHOD AND EQUIPMENT FOR ADJUSTING POWER AMPLIFICATION - The present invention refers to a method for adjusting power levels of channels (05-03-2012
20120106957Single Virtual Domain Fibre Channel over Ethernet Fabric - The entire FCoE fabric is a single virtual domain, even though there may be multiple FCFs and FDFs. The virtual domain is a different Domain_ID than any of the FCFs. In certain embodiments there are multiple FCFs, of which one is selected as the master or designated FCF. The master FCF performs normal fabric configuration in conjunction with the Fibre Channel fabric. The master FCF assigns the virtual domain FC node IDs and controls development of subdomain IDs. Virtual links are instantiated between the master FCF and other FCFs, between top level FDFs and the FCFs and between the FDFs at each of various levels. FDFs connected to ENodes proxy the master FCF for most FIP operations. FIP FLOGI and FDISC operations are handled by the master FDF, but the FDFs convert the FIP FLOGI requests to VD_FLOGI requests, which include information about the FDF handling the transaction.05-03-2012
20090263131METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TRANSMITTING ETHERNET DATA IN AN OPTICAL TRANSPORT NETWORK - A method and a system for transmitting Ethernet data in an optical transport network (OTN), may include: filling justification byte or Ethernet service data bytes in at least two pairs of negative justification opportunity (NJO) bytes and positive justification opportunity (PJO) bytes in an overhead byte of an optical channel payload unit (OPUk) and filling Ethernet service data in a payload byte of the OPUk; and sending, by a transmitter, the Ethernet service data to a receiver through an optical distribution unit (ODUk) containing the OPUk. The invention realizes transparent transmission of the Ethernet service through a bit asynchronous CBR mapping method in the OTN, and solves the problem that the synchronous or bit asynchronous CBR mapping method in the prior art cannot meet the Ethernet interface frequency offset requirement defined by the IEEE.10-22-2009
20090263130Gigabit Passive Optical Network Transmission Convergence Extension for Next Generation Access - An apparatus comprising a data framer configured to frame a data stream into a plurality of frames each comprising a plurality of fields sized to align the frames with a word boundary greater than or equal to about four bytes long, and an optical transmitter coupled to the data framer and configured to transmit the frames. Included is an apparatus comprising at least one component configured to implement a method comprising encapsulating a data stream with at least one Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) Encapsulation Method (GEM) payload aligned with a word boundary at least about four bytes long, encapsulating the GEM payload with a GPON Transmission Convergence (GTC) frame aligned with the word boundary, and transmitting the GTC frame.10-22-2009
20100124420COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND COMMUNICATION METHOD - A communication device and a communication method eliminating clock errors are provided. Clock signals having the same frequency are used for specific consecutive circuits in a communication device in which two or more types of clock signals are used together. Preferably, the specific circuits includes: a reception function unit adapted to receive and transmit specific signals; an MPCP function unit adapted to output MPCP frames after assigning LLIDs for identifying ONUs; a signal selection unit adapted to convert an output signal from the reception function unit and an output signal from the MPCP function unit into a single output signal; a branch function unit adapted to branch the specific signals; and a first and second transmission function unit adapted to transmit the specific signals.05-20-2010
20090142059SYSTEM CONTROL AND MANAGEMENT OF PASSIVE OPTICAL NETWORKS - A highly reliable, carrier class passive optical network and associated devices which employs multiple instances of operating software in host systems, as well as mechanisms to automatically determine whether an individual OLT device has entered or left the system without disruption to overall system operation.06-04-2009
20090202241Optical Communication System And Method For Distributing Content Aboard A Mobile Platform During Travel - An optical distribution system for vehicle information systems installed aboard passenger vehicles, such as automobiles and aircraft, and methods for manufacturing and using same. Each system resource of the vehicle information system couples with the optical distribution system via an optical transceiver system. The optical transceiver systems provide a link interface between the system resources and the optical distribution system for supporting the transmission and reception of optical communication signals among the system resources via the optical distribution system. The optical distribution system couples the system resources via fiber optic communication connections that can support high data transfer rates. Being light weight, compact, and requiring little, if any, electrical power, the optical distribution system advantageously supports full communications among the system resources of the vehicle information system, while reducing the costs of operating and transporting the vehicle information system aboard the passenger vehicle.08-13-2009
20090279890Method of Determining An Optical Distance For Chromatic Dispersion Compensation - A method of determining an optical distance between two nodes of an optical network for chromatic dispersion compensation includes using existing optical supervisory channel components in each node to measure the “time-of-flight” of an optical signal having a known wavelength. The effective optical distance is determined based on the time-of-flight and known wavelength of the optical signal. The computed optical distance may then be used to compensate for the dispersion experienced by the optical signal when transmitted between the two nodes. Advantageously, the method allows tunable dispersion compensation of a wavelength channel to be periodically optimized at each node in response to incremental changes in environmental factors that affect the chromatic dispersion produced between the two nodes or in response to reconfigurations that affect the chromatic dispersion produced between the two nodes.11-12-2009
20100284692ULTRA LOW LATENCY SECURITIES TRADING INFRASTRUCTURE - A system communicates data in a networked environment via a transaction engine connected to a first local network, a transaction client connected to a second local network, and an optical data link connecting the first local network to the second local network. The optical data link comprises optical fiber which is dark fiber and the transaction client is configured to transmit transaction data to the transaction engine which is configured to carry out a transaction based on the transaction data.11-11-2010
20110170868Method and Apparatus for Accommodating Differrent Clock Frequencies in an Ethernet Passive Optical Network - One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that accommodates different clock frequencies in an Ethernet passive optical network (EPON). The system receives a signal from an optical line terminal (OLT) at an optical network unit (ONU) and derives an OLT clock. The system also maintains a local clock. The system further receives from the OLT an assignment for an upstream transmission window, during which the ONU can transmit an upstream data burst to the OLT based on the local clock. The system adjusts the number of bits of the data burst without affecting the payload data carried in the data burst, thereby allowing the data burst to fit properly within the upstream transmission window and compensating for frequency differences between the local clock and the OLT clock. The system transmits the data burst based on the local clock in the upstream transmission window.07-14-2011
20100111528STATION DEVICE AND OPTICAL COMMUNICATION SYSTEM USING SAME - A station device is connected to a plurality of subscriber devices and comprises a reception unit that receives signals from the subscriber devices. A reception level measurement unit measures the levels of reception by the reception unit. A transmission instruction unit causes each of the subscriber devices to transmit a pattern for measurement continuing for a predetermined time in an interval when no data is transmitted by the subscriber devices. A recognition control unit controls a signal recognition method for a signal received from the subscriber device based on the reception level of the pattern for measurement transmitted from the subscriber device and measured by the reception level measurement unit.05-06-2010
20100278533BIT MASK TO OBTAIN UNIQUE IDENTIFIER - Methods and communication nodes for assigning unique identifiers to a plurality of nodes. A plurality of data values are maintained in memory, each being associated to one of the nodes. A bit mask value is obtained that, when applied to the plurality of data values, produces a plurality of unique identifiers. The bit mask value is made available to the nodes thereby assigning a unique identifier to each of the nodes.11-04-2010
20110206373STATION SIDE DEVICE AND OPTICAL COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - In multicast transfer in a PON system, in order to reduce the possibility that an OLT 08-25-2011
20080273875Optical network system - An optical network system capable of directly routing optical signals without entailing multiple reception of identical wavelengths. A set wavelength output unit outputs a set wavelength. An N11-06-2008
20080292314Optical link monitoring system and method for passive optical network - The present invention provides an optical link monitoring system for the passive optical network. The system includes a master monitoring device connected to an optical line terminal and a plurality of response devices respectively connected to a plurality of optical network units. Through time division multiplexing technology, the master monitoring device broadcasts a predetermined instruction to the response devices to answer back predetermined optical signals in turn. The master monitoring device also measures the optical power of the returned predetermined optical signals and diagnoses the status of the optical links. The present invention also provides an optical link monitoring method.11-27-2008
20080310840Optical Communication Network and Method of Routing in the Network - A network with nodes interconnected by optical fiber links carrying an optical communication channel having a single optical wavelength. In the network, at least two network nodes operate as transmitting nodes generating a first short pulse optical signal at different bit rates; at least one of the other network nodes operates as a receiving node and is designated to receive transmissions from at least one of the transmitting nodes via the optical channel in a form of a second short pulse optical signal. The receiving node is provided with a dispersion compensation module adapted to compensate dispersion created in the optical fiber along the optical channel between a specific transmitting node and the receiving node, thereby ensuring receipt, in a restored form, of data transmitted using the second optical signal and directed to the receiving node.12-18-2008
20110044687METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DATA PROCESSING IN AN OPTICAL NETWORK AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A method and a device process data in an optical network. At least one dedicated time slot is used for transmitting time critical information from an optical network unit towards an optical line terminal. Due to the dedicated time slot, previous long delays in channel switching are decreased or substantially avoided.02-24-2011
20090162063NETWORK SYSTEM, OPTICAL NETWORK UNIT AND OPTICAL LINE TERMINAL - It is necessary to completely remove overlapping of signals between plural PONs in order to make the PONs coexist. Accordingly, it is required to share or intensively manage bandwidth use conditions over an optical fiber that serves as a common band between plural systems. Therefore, transmission clocks should be synchronized with high accuracy between plural systems. A reference clock is provided from an external device or a representative OLT to the entire systems to perform clock synchronization between plural systems, so that the overall systems are synchronized by synchronizing each OLT with the reference clock. A hierarchical management method is selected that manages ONUs under the control of each OLT by managing band use information arranged for each OLT with respect to an external device or a representative OLT for sharing of bandwidth use conditions between plural systems.06-25-2009
20090185805NETWORK DESIGN APPARATUS, NETWORK DESIGN METHOD, AND COMPUTER PRODUCT - A network design apparatus designs arrangement of various types of optical transmission devices in stations within a linear section in a network. An acquisition unit acquires information concerning the type of optical transmission device to be provided in the stations, and information concerning cost and transmission degradation for the optical transmission devices. The designing unit designs, based on the information acquired by the acquisition unit, an arrangement for which transmission degradation between stations respectively including an optical transmission device applicable as an optical regenerative repeater, is less than or equal to a threshold, and also has the least cost. An output unit outputs information concerning the arrangement designed by the design unit.07-23-2009
20090052896PASSIVE OPTICAL NETWORK SYSTEM AND RANGING SYSTEM THEREOF - A station-side communication device connected to subscriber-side communication devices via an optical combining device; sending, to the subscriber-side communication devices, a distance measurement request signal; computing transmission delay times of optical signals from the individual subscriber-side communication devices by receiving distance measurement signals, and including: a threshold control part identifying the level of distance measurement signals; a signal detection part detecting breaks in the distance measurement signals from the threshold control part; a transmission granting part determining the timing at which transmission of optical signals is granted, and a reset timing generation part that, there is notification of detection of a break in the distance measurement signal from the signal detection part while it is being notified that distance measurement is carried out to and from the subscriber-side communication devices from the transmission granting part, sends a reset signal indicating that the voltage level is reset to the threshold control part.02-26-2009
20090080887Parallel Transmission of Data Streams in a Star-Configured Network - A data communications network includes N nodes, where N is an integer greater than one, and a star coupler coupled to each of the N nodes. Each node includes a transmitter and a receiver. The star coupler is configured to receive, in parallel, data streams transmitted from a plurality of the N nodes, and to passively retransmit, in parallel, each of the received data streams to each node of the N nodes. Each receiver is configured to receive multiple data streams in parallel.03-26-2009
20090232498Communication System Using Passive Optical Network and Passive Optical Network - An OLT transmits and receives a CMTS/CM apparatus control signal through an apparatus physical management interface which is physically identical to or different fro a main signal interface (NNI) and processes the CMTS apparatus control signal by itself. When connection of a new ONU is detected by an ONU apparatus control signal, an IP address is allocated by using the CM apparatus control signal in a manner similar to the CM. The CM apparatus control signal regarding the ONU is transmitted and received by using the IP address and a mutual conversion is performed between the CM apparatus control signal and the ONU apparatus control signal. The ONU processes the ONU apparatus control signal in a manner similar to the ONU based on an ordinary PON standard.09-17-2009
20110142447RF Signal Transport Over Passive Optical Networks - One embodiment provides an EPON for transporting RF signals. The system includes a reference clock, an ONU, and an OLT. The ONU includes a mechanism for receiving a frequency and phase-reference signal from the OLT, a mechanism for receiving an RF signal, an ADC for converting the RF signal into a digital signal using a sampling signal associated with the frequency and phase-reference signal, a mechanism for assembling at least a portion of the digital signal into a packet, a mechanism configured to timestamp the packet, and an optical transceiver. The OLT includes a mechanism for receiving the packet, a buffer, a delay mechanism configured to delay reading the received packet from the buffer for a predetermined amount of time, and a DAC for converting the digital signal included in the packet back to RF domain using a clock signal associated with the frequency and phase-reference signal.06-16-2011
20110229133TRANSMISSION APPARATUS AND SIGNAL TRANSMISSION METHOD - A transmission apparatus stores frame data of a first frame in a second frame having a bit rate different from that of the first frame through regulation of the amount of stuffs to be stored in the second frame. The transmission apparatus includes: a storage unit storing the first-frame frame data; a first control unit controlling a timing of writing the first-frame frame data in the storage unit based on first stuff information indicating the amount of stuffs contained in the first frame; an arithmetic and logic unit obtaining second stuff information indicating the amount of stuffs to be contained in the second frame based on a bit rate ratio between the first frame and the second frame; and a second control unit controlling a timing of reading out the first-frame frame data stored in the storage unit based on the second stuff information.09-22-2011
20110229134OPTICAL NETWORK DESIGNING DEVICE, METHOD, AND PROGRAM - An optical network designing device that designs a path of an optical network that includes an asymmetric optical hub site, comprising: a path calculating unit that calculates a requested traffic path without a limit to a number of connections of the asymmetric optical hub site; a violation determining unit that determines whether a limit to the number of connections is violated in the asymmetric optical hub site through which the traffic path calculated by the path calculating unit passes; a removal selecting unit that selects a removal connection to be removed from the determined asymmetric optical hub site when the violation determining unit determines that the limit to the number of connections is violated; and a path recalculating unit that recalculates a traffic path that passes through the asymmetric optical hub site from which the removal connection selected by the removal selecting unit has been removed.09-22-2011
20090129777SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DISTANCE-PROOF N-PASS AUTO NEGOTIATION FOR GIGABIT ETHERNET - The present invention provides distance-proof N-pass Auto Negotiation systems and methods for Gigabit Ethernet. The present invention distance proofs Auto Negotiation. No matter the distance between two nodes configured according to the systems and methods of the present invention, the link at either end of the two nodes will only come up once each end has negotiated, resolved its link partner's capabilities, and received a similar success signal from the remote node.05-21-2009
20110142448PACKET ADD/DROP MULTIPLEXER AND DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD OF PACKET ADD/DROP MULTIPLEXER - A packet add/drop multiplexer and a data transmission method of a packet add/drop multiplexer are provided. The packet add/drop multiplexer includes: a line interface unit including a first line interface and a second line interface; a scheduling unit, configured to schedule a data frame of an input transporting side and send a data frame of an output transporting side through the second line interface; a branch unit, configured to encapsulate received data to a third Transmission Container (T-CONT) data packet and send the third T-CONT data packet to the scheduling unit, or decapsulate a first T-CONT data packet sent by the scheduling unit to recover data. In the packet add/drop multiplexer and the data transmission method of the packet add/drop multiplexer, a T-CONT data packet of a transporting side is used as a packet add/drop multiplexing structure of a packet scheduling entity, the data packet has a simple structure and a capability of self-synchronization, and the logic is simple when the data packet is processed.06-16-2011
20130121697Gigabit Passive Optical Network Transmission Convergence Extension for Next Generation Access - An apparatus comprising a data framer configured to frame a data stream into a plurality of frames each comprising a plurality of fields sized to align the frames with a word boundary greater than or equal to about four bytes long, and an optical transmitter coupled to the data framer and configured to transmit the frames. Included is an apparatus comprising at least one component configured to implement a method comprising encapsulating a data stream with at least one Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) Encapsulation Method (GEM) payload aligned with a word boundary at least about four bytes long, encapsulating the GEM payload with a GPON Transmission Convergence (GTC) frame aligned with the word boundary, and transmitting the GTC frame.05-16-2013
20090103920METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSPARENT ETHERNET MULTIPLEXING AND DEMULTIPLEXING - A method and apparatus for multiplexing multiple Ethernet-based data streams in an optical network reduce the number of optical transceivers required by the optical network. Multiple data streams are multiplexed into a combined data stream, transmitted from a node in the optical network as the combined data stream, and demultiplexed at the receiving node. Data streams are multiplexed and demultiplexed at the bit level, and packets from each data stream are routed based on a VLAN tag that is contained in the header of each packet. By transmitting the information contained in multiple data streams as a single multiplexed data stream, the number of optical transceivers required for the optical network may be reduced by more than half. An optical supervisory channel may also be bundled with one of the data streams to eliminate the need for a dedicated transceiver for the optical supervisory channel.04-23-2009
20120195596METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DISPATCHING SCHEDULING UPLINK MESSAGES BASED ON GIGABIT-CAPABLE PASSIVE OPTICAL NETWORK (GPON) - The present invention discloses a method and a system for scheduling an uplink message based on a Gigabit-capable Passive Optical Network (GPON). The method includes the following steps of: configuring a private managed entity for an 802.1p entity, and defining a mapping relationship between a priority queue and a priority of an uplink message in the private managed entity (S08-02-2012
20110229135OPTICAL COMPONENT AND METHOD FOR DATA PROCESSING - An optical component contains a tunable laser. The tunable laser provides an optical local oscillator signal, and the tunable laser is directly modulated to provide a modulated optical data signal. In this manner we have optimization of the channel wavelength and obtain an optimized electrical and optical bandwidth utilization. Furthermore, a method for data processing is suggested.09-22-2011
20120093508PROVISIONING NETWORK DEVICES IN ETHERNET-BASED ACCESS NETWORKS - In general, techniques are described for provisioning network devices in an Ethernet-based access network. For example, an access node located in an Ethernet-based access network positioned intermediate to a back office network and a customer network may implement the techniques. The access node comprises a control unit that discovers a demarcation point device that terminates the access network of the service provider network at the customer network. The control unit of the access node implements an Ethernet protocol to provide layer two network connectivity between the service provider network and the customer network, authenticates the demarcation point device based on a unique identifier assigned to the demarcation point device and, after successfully authenticating the demarcation point device, provisions the demarcation point device.04-19-2012
20080212963Network operating system with distributed data architecture - A network operating system NOS for an agile optical network with a plurality of mesh interconnected switching nodes, manages the network using an object-oriented network information model. The model is common to all applications requiring the data stored in the network managed information base. The core model can be expanded for serving specific application areas. The NOS is organized in layers, at the optical module level, connection level and network level. A distributed topology server DTS organizes the physical, logical and topological data defining all network entities as managed objects MO and topology objects TO for constructing a complete network view. The network information model associates a network element NE information model, specified by managed objects MO and a topological information model, specified by topology objects TO. The MOs are abstract specific NE data that define network implementation details and do not include any topological data, while the TOs abstract specific topological data for defining a trail established within the network, and do not include any NE data. The models are associated in a minimal number of points to construct the model of a trial in response to a connection request.09-04-2008
20080212964METHOD FOR OPERATING PON USER TERMINAL AND A PON USER TERMINAL - A method for operating PON (passive optical network) user terminal and a PON user terminal equipment, when there is only few data service request in the PON, the PON user terminal operates in power saving manner which maintains low speed connection, the method comprises: a judgment condition that the PON user terminal changes to power saving state is set; the PON user terminal determines whether its own state meet the judgment condition changing to power saving state, if so, it transmits a request to change to power saving state to the OLT (optical line terminal); after the PON user terminal receives the respond that the OLT has accepted the request, it controls parts of the modules therein to change to power saving state, and intermittently switch over between power saving state and normal state. The invention allows saving power under the condition that keeps the low speed service uninterrupted, in the meanwhile alleviates the pressure of ONU terminal thermal design.09-04-2008
20110058811Method And System For An Asymmetric Optical Phy Operation For Ethernet A/V Bridging And Ethernet A/V Bridging Extensions - A network device comprising an asymmetric, multi-rate, Ethernet, optical MAC and an asymmetric, multi-rate, Ethernet, optical PHY, communicates optical signals via a network utilizing NV bridging services. Higher bandwidth NV optical signals are communicated and lower bandwidth optical signals are received and/or vice versa. Optical signals may be communicated based on a plurality of different single mode Ethernet optical protocols and/or different multimode Ethernet optical protocols. Optical signals may be communicated at 10 Gbps in one direction and at a lower rate in a reverse direction. Extended range mode may be utilized. PDUs comprise time stamps, traffic class designations and/or destination addresses. Data rate requests, resource reservation messages and/or registration for delivery of PDUs may be communicated. Time stamps enable end to end transport within a specified latency target. Video signals may be compressed, uncompressed, encrypted, unencrypted and/or formatted for a video display interface.03-10-2011
20090169207DETERMINING TRANSMISSION PORT IN A GPON NETWORK - In a VLAN per service architecture, an ONT of a GPON network operating in an untrusted mode produces a service selection filter from a DHCP message sent from a particular VLAN. The service filter may be dependent on the CPE address and/or the destination address, and is used to select a port-id for upstream transmission of data from the ONT.07-02-2009
20100221006APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR EFFICIENT BANDWIDTH ALLOCATION ON TIME DIVISION MULTIPLE ACCESS-BASED PASSIVE OPTICAL NETWORK (TDMA-PON) - Provided are an apparatus and method for efficiently and dynamically allocating a bandwidth on a Time Division Multiple Access-based Passive Optical Network (TDMA PON). The dynamic bandwidth allocation apparatus for uplink data transmission of a plurality of Optical Network Units (ONUs) including a plurality of class queues corresponding to Transmission Container (T-CONT) types, the plurality of ONUs connected to an Optical Line Terminal (OLT) on a Passive Optical Network (PON), includes: a class queue information storage unit storing information regarding a bandwidth allocation period and an allocatable bandwidth amount for each T-CONT type; an allocation check table unit checking the bandwidth allocation period for the T-CONT type received from the class queue information storage unit, and determining an allocatable bandwidth amount for the T-CONT type; and a bandwidth allocation unit allocating an uplink bandwidth to the T-CONT type with reference to the bandwidth allocation period and the allocatable bandwidth amount for the T-CONT type, and re-allocating to each ONU an uplink bandwidth remaining after allocating a total uplink bandwidths to all T-CONT types.09-02-2010
20100239251ONT-BASED MICRONODE MANAGEMENT - This disclosure describes ONT-based management of micronodes in an RFOG network. A micronode is configured to permit remote management via an ONT in an optical network. An optical networking protocol, such as a PON protocol, may be used to exchange information with an ONT for management of the micronode. Management may include configuration and monitoring of the micronode. The micronode may have a management interface that supports remote configuration and monitoring via an ONT coupled to the management interface. An operator may use the ONT as a management terminal for the micronode. The ONT may permit an operator to effectively manage micronodes, and also may offer a ready upgrade path to provide optical networking services such as PON services to a subscriber when the operator is ready to upgrade its CO equipment and CPE.09-23-2010
20100239252METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR EXTENDING MAC CONTROL MESSAGES IN EPON - One embodiment provides a media access control (MAC) module facilitating operations of an Ethernet passive optical network (EPON). The MAC module includes a frame formatter configured to generate a MAC control frame. The generated MAC control frame includes at least one of: an organizationally unique identifier (OUI) field, an OUI-specific operation code (opcode) field, and a number of fields associated with the OUI-specific opcode. Transmission of the MAC control frame facilitates realization of an EPON function based on the fields associated with the OUI-specific opcode.09-23-2010
20090252494Method for Transmitting Data Packets With Different Precedence Through a Passive Optical Network - A method of transmitting data packets through a passive optical network. The method includes: receiving a first data packet from a first interface of the passive optical network, the first data packet including precedence information; encapsulating the first data packet in a second data packet at the first interface; and transmitting the second data packet through the passive optical network toward a second interface, wherein encapsulating includes inserting in a header field of the second data packet a value indicative of the precedence information. The value indicative of the precedence information could include a priority and/or a virtual LAN identifier.10-08-2009
20100254707Dynamic Bandwidth Allocation Method of Ethernet Passive Optical Network - A dynamic bandwidth allocation method of an Ethernet passive optical network, comprises a predictor and a rule of QoS-promoted dynamic bandwidth allocation (PQ-DBA); the predictor predicts a client behavior and numbers of various kinds of packets by using a pipeline scheduling predictor consisted of a pipelined recurrent neural network (PRNN), and a learning rule of the extended recursive least squares (ERLS); the present invention establishes a better QoS traffic management for the OLT-allocated ONU bandwidth and client packets sent by priority.10-07-2010
20090074411SYSTEM, METHODS, APPARATUSES, AND PROGRAM CODE FOR CAPTURING, STORING, AND RETRIEVING INFORMATION COMMUNICATED IN A NETWORK - A method, apparatus, system, and computer-readable program, for for capturing communicated information across a network that includes a plurality of nodes. The method includes providing criteria for capturing, in at least a first one of the nodes, information included in at least one communication passing through the at least one first node, capturing, from the at least one communication passing through the at least one first node, information meeting the criteria, and providing the information captured in the capturing to at least a second one of the nodes of the network. According to one embodiment of the invention, the at least one first node includes an Optical Network Terminal (ONT), the at least one second node includes an Element Management System (EMS), and the information includes Ethernet frames. The method further comprises presenting the information to an operator at the EMS, in a decomposed, interpretable format.03-19-2009
20110211834SCHEDULING WDM PON WITH TUNABLE LASERS WITH DIFFERENT TUNING TIMES - Technologies are generally described for network traffic scheduling in a wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) passive optical network (PON). Dynamic wavelength assignment and time allocation in hybrid WDM/TDM PONs with tunable lasers as optical light generators is accomplished by mapping the scheduling into a multi-processor scheduling problem with wavelength channels as machines and ONU requests as jobs. Wavelengths may be considered as parallel identical machines. Taking laser tuning time into consideration preemptive and non-preemptive scheduling with the objective of minimizing the latest job completion time is computed employing a number of heuristic algorithms. The algorithms compute two extreme cases of zero and infinity laser tuning time, respectively. Using the results from these two extreme cases, the heuristic scheduling schemes for the case of arbitrary laser tuning time yield close average latest job completion times for both schedule types.09-01-2011
20110129222SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OPTICAL BYPASS ROUTING AND SWITCHING - Optical bypass circuits are selected and created with a desired amount of traffic on each circuit to offload from the IP routers, the maximum possible amount of traffic. In a first phase, each node in a network independently determines the maximum number of optical bypass circuits, configured to their maximum capacity, to as many destinations, that could possibly originate at that node. The determination is made by aggregating traffic from a given traffic matrix. The optical bypass circuit transports traffic that originates at the node plus transient traffic that the node receives from other nodes. In the second phase, the node will eliminate an optical bypass circuit found in the first phase if any of its parent nodes created a necessarily longer optical bypass circuit to the same destination. In addition, if a descendent node has more aggregate traffic to fill more bypass circuits than the parent node, then the extra optical bypass circuits from the descendent node are also created.06-02-2011
20110129224AMPLIFIER AND OPTICAL MODULE PERFORMING GAIN CONTROL - An amplifier includes a first transistor having a first conducting electrode receiving a current, a control electrode coupled to the first conducting electrode, and a second conducting electrode coupled to a fixed voltage source; a second transistor having a first conducting electrode, a second conducting electrode and a control electrode coupled to the control electrode of the first transistor; a feedback resistance coupled to the control electrode of the second transistor for feeding back an output of the second transistor to the control electrode of the second transistor; and a variable resistance element for controlling a ratio between a current flowing from the first conducting electrode of the first transistor into the control electrode of the second transistor and the feedback resistance and a current flowing from the first conducting electrode into the second conducting electrode in the first transistor.06-02-2011
20100310255Remote powering for FTTX via existing wire - The present invention relates to a powering method, a powering system, a cabinet and a central office for powering a copper-centric fiber to the x (FTTX) architecture. The architecture comprises at least one point to point or point to multipoint optical distribution network (ODN) between an optical line termination (OLT) or first Ethernet Switch positioned at a central office (CO) and an optical network unit or second Ethernet switch positioned at a cabinet (CAB) or building closer to a network terminal (CPE). The ODN is an active or passive network. The architecture further comprises at least one signalling coaxial or twisted wire pair line between the ONU or second Ethernet switch (ES) and one network terminal (CPE). What particularly characterizes the present invention is that the ONU or the second ES is powered remotely from the central office (CO) via at least one powering twisted wire pair line extending between the central office (CO) and the cabinet (CAB) or building.12-09-2010
20110129221 METHOD FOR IMPLEMENTING SUBSCRIBER PORT POSITIONING BY BROADBAND ACCESS EQUIPMENTS - A method for implementing the subscriber port positioning by broadband access equipments, includes: when the subscriber initiates an access request, the multi-port terminal equipment captures the access request message, adds the subscriber basic information into the access request message, and transmits it to the office equipment; the single-port terminal equipment forwards the access request message to the office equipment directly; the office equipment captures the access request message, adds the terminal basic information into the access request message and forwards it to the broadband access server; for the multi-port terminal equipment, the terminal basic information and the subscriber basic information comprises the subscriber port positioning information; for the single-port terminal equipment, the terminal basic information is taken as the subscriber port positioning information; after the broadband access server receives the access request message, it extracts the subscriber port positioning information. The present invention realizes the accurate positioning for the subscriber when one GPON port of the office equipment connects multiple terminal equipments.06-02-2011
20090067838HIGH PERFORMANCE GIGABIT PASSIVE OPTICAL NETWORK - A device determines a bandwidth demand for traffic provided between a line terminal (LT) and multiple optical network terminals (ONTs), and dynamically tunes, based on the determined bandwidth demand, one or more tunable filters provided in the LT and the multiple ONTs to one of balance the traffic, protect the traffic, or increase available bandwidth for the traffic.03-12-2009
20110008045DETECTING COLLISIONS ON MULTIPOINT SHARED OPTICAL MEDIA - A system, and methods for detecting collisions on multipoint shared optical media, comprising an optical receiver, clock phase detector, clock recovery circuit, and a Passive Optical Network (PON) that transmits optical signals wherein the PON, the clock recovery circuit, and the clock phase detector are communicably coupled to the optical receiver, detecting of the collision is determined by a distortion of transition times of the optical signals at the optical receiver.01-13-2011
20110020000COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AT SUBSCRIBER HOME - An MC-ONU is an ONU installed at a subscriber's home. The MC-ONU includes: a receiving unit which receives signals transmitted from an OLT at a telecommunications carrier site which has not established a link; a determining unit which determines the OLT, which has not established a link, to be a remote-end device in point-to-point communication on the condition that the signal received for a predetermined period of time is idle signal only; and a transmitting unit which starts transmitting signals to the OLT from the subscriber's home on the condition that it has been determined by the determining unit that the OLT is the remote-end device in point-to-point communication.01-27-2011
20110019999Location Tracking Using Fiber Optic Array Cables and Related Systems and Methods - Fiber optic array cables and related systems and methods to determine and/or track locations of objects are disclosed. The fiber optic array cables can be employed in an optical-fiber-based communication system, including a centralized optical-fiber based communication system. In one embodiment, the fiber optic array cable is configured to carry optical RF or radio-over-fiber (RoF) signals to establish communications with objects. The fiber optic array cable includes multiple reference units along the length of the cable. The reference units can be configured to convert received optical RF signals into electrical RF signals to establish RF communications with objects capable of receiving electrical RF signals. The reference units are also configured to convert received electrical RF signals from the objects into optical RF signals, which are then used to determine the location of the object. Having the availability of the multiple reference units on one or more the fiber optic array cables can provide enhanced reliability in tracking objects.01-27-2011
20090034972Optical Path Routing in an Optical Communications Network - Routing method for paths in an optical network that includes nodes having limited conversion and/or regeneration capability and in which a routing algorithm based on considerations of cost of the links is employed and in which with the nodes is associated cost information that includes conversion and/or regeneration costs. Such conversion and/or regeneration cost information is considered in the routing algorithm together with the other cost information for calculation of the routings.02-05-2009
20090034973PASSIVE OPTICAL NETWORK SYSTEM AND OPTICAL LINE TERMINAL - In order to be able to moderate the inclination of the PON burst reception characteristics and to improve the FEC effect, a first offset is used in a ranging window field, and a second offset, which is lower than the first offset value, is used in a burst data field other than the ranging window field.02-05-2009
20100178054ETHERNET/OPTICAL SIGNAL CONVERTER USING POWER OVER ETHERNET - A disclosed converter includes a first interface component configured to receive a power signal via a frame-based computer networking connection. The converter includes a second interface component disposed in electrical communication with the first interface component. The second interface component is configured to receive the power signal from the first interface component, receive a data signal, and convert the data signal between a signal having a first physical layer compatibility and a signal having a second physical layer compatibility using the power signal.07-15-2010
20090016718WIRELESS DISTRIBUTION OF PASSIVE OPTICAL NETWORK SIGNALS - Systems, methods, and software are described for wirelessly distributing data from a Passive Optical Network (PON). The system includes a PON for transmitting an optical signal. The system further includes a distribution terminal coupled with the PON. The distribution terminal is to receive the optical signal, convert the optical signal to a set of data, and transmit the set of data via a wireless signal. The system further includes a first customer endpoint in communication with the distribution terminal. The first customer endpoint is to receive the wireless signal, demodulate and process a first subset of the set of data from the wireless signal, and then forward a second subset of the set of data via a second wireless signal. The system includes additional customer endpoints in communication with the first customer endpoint. The additional customer endpoints are configured to receive the second wireless signal and process the second subset.01-15-2009
20110116798OPTICAL COMMUNICATION NETWORK AND SUPERVISORY CONTROL DEVICE - An optical communication network includes a plurality of optical transmission devices, a communication path, an optical repeater, and a supervisory controller that includes a supervisory control information sender which is installed on at least one of one of the optical transmission devices and the optical repeater and controls a drive signal supplied to a semiconductor optical amplifier that amplifies and outputs input signal light onto the communication path on the basis of the supervisory control information, and a supervisory control information receiver that receives the light which has been output from a semiconductor optical amplifier and transmitted through the communication path, converts the received light to an electric signal and identifies the supervisory control information on the basis of an intensity-modulated component of the total power of the electric signal in at least the other of one of the optical transmission devices and the optical repeater.05-19-2011
20110129223APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ALLOCATING DYNAMIC BANDWIDTH - A dynamic bandwidth allocation apparatus of a passive optical network detects guarantee agreement information of each transmission container (T-CONT) queue of at least one optical network unit (ONU) that is connected to the dynamic bandwidth allocation apparatus in order to dynamically allocate a bandwidth is provided. The dynamic bandwidth allocation apparatus sets a queue threshold according to a buffer size of each T-CONT queue of at least one ONU, and calculates a service level agreement (SLA) parameter of at least one ONU using guarantee agreement information and a queue threshold. The dynamic bandwidth allocation apparatus allocates a bandwidth for every frame of each ONU using each SLA parameter of at least one ONU.06-02-2011
20120243871ONU WITH WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY CAPABILITY - The embodiments herein relate to a method in an optical network unit (09-27-2012
20090208210PASSIVE OPTICAL NETWORK REMOTE PROTOCOL TERMINATION - A system, method, and node for extending the reach of a fiber-based access network. A Remote Protocol Termination (RPT) is implemented remotely from a central office Optical Line Termination (OLT). The RPT receives a data signal transmitted by a user's Optical Network Unit/Termination (ONU/T) over a Passive Optical Network (PON) utilizing a PON protocol or Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM)_based protocol, and converts the signal to a long-reach transport protocol. The RPT then transmits the data signal to the central office OLT utilizing the long-reach transport protocol. The RPT also performs this protocol conversion in the opposite direction for signals transmitted from the central office OLT to the ONU/T.08-20-2009
20110243559Optical Network Element and Optical Transmission System - The invention relates to an optical network element (10-06-2011
20110150471TRANSMITTER PHOTONIC INTEGRATED CIRCUIT - The present invention provides a system, apparatus and method to provide for amplification at various points along one or more optical paths of a photonic integrated circuit. According to various embodiments of the invention, the photonic integrated circuit includes a plurality of optical devices having associated characteristics which may have lead to optical signal degradation. One or more optical amplifiers provided along one or more optical paths of the photonic integrated circuit compensate for such signal degradation, resulting in a highly configurable photonic integrated circuit. The various optical devices of the photonic integrated circuit may be provided on a single substrate.06-23-2011
20110176808METHOD AND DEVICE FOR MULTICAST PROCESSING - The present invention discloses a method for multicast processing, including: when replicating downlink multicast data, an Optical Line Terminal (OLT), on which a same port is connected to different types of Optical Network Units (ONUs), replicates the multicast data to different broadcast or multicast logical channels according to the ONU types of users who join a multicast group. The present invention also discloses a device for multicast processing. The present invention achieves efficient multicast processing when different types of ONUs coexist, therefore preventing excessive data from unnecessarily interfering with the ONUs, meanwhile, efficiently utilizing the bandwidth between an OLT and an ONU, and avoiding the meaningless bandwidth occupation by data streams.07-21-2011
20120121263PON SYSTEM AND TERMINAL OPERATION REGISTERING METHOD - In a PON system in which communication is performed at a plurality of types of transmission rate (L, M, and H) in an upstream direction from a plurality of terminals connected to a station apparatus through optical fibers, within a discovery period for allowing an unregistered terminal to be recognized by station apparatus, the terminal makes a discovery response at one type of transmission rate (L). With this configuration, station apparatus can wait for a discovery response with a receive function being allowed to support transmission rate (L).05-17-2012
20110076018Improved Optical Access Network and Nodes - An optical network terminal (ONT) for use in an optical access network and comprising: an optical transceiver arranged to communicate with an optical line terminal using a wavelength which is modulated to carry sub-channels; a second transceiver arranged to communicate with a number of subscriber equipment using respective subscriber equipment channels; the ONT arranged to automatically map each subscriber equipment channel to a respective sub-channel of the wavelength without using an address associated with the respective subscriber equipment.03-31-2011
20110176806OPTICAL BURST RECEIVER WITH A CONFIGURABLE AC AND DC COUPLING INTERFACE - A method for enabling AC coupling or DC coupling when receiving burst data signals comprises generating a hold-over pattern, wherein the hold-over pattern is a AC balanced pattern when an AC coupling is required and a low-logic value signal when a DC coupling is required; inputting the generated hold-over pattern to an AC coupling circuit, when no burst data signal is received; inputting only a received burst data signal to the AC coupling circuit, during the reception of such signal; and upon receiving of the entire burst data signal, generating a reset signal causing to input the generated hold-over pattern to an AC coupling circuit.07-21-2011
20110069956OPTICAL NETWORK DEVICE WITH MULTI-TRANSPORT SUPPORT - In general, this disclosure relates to optical network devices with support for multiple physical layer transport standards. An optical network device may include an optical receiver that can be adaptively configured to support different physical layer transport standards. For example, the optical receiver may include a photodiode and a control unit to adjust a characteristic of the photodiode to support different optical physical layer transport standards on an adaptive basis. For example, the control unit may adjust the photodiode characteristic to prevent an overload condition when an optical signal is received according to the physical layer access standard.03-24-2011
20120148245MULTIPLEX CONVERSION FOR A PASSIVE OPTICAL NETWORK - A passive optical network system having a node that is optically coupled to optical line terminals (OLTs), and that is optically coupled to optical network units (ONUs). The node includes at least one fiber link module (FLM), each FLM including an upstream multiplex conversion device (MCD), and a downstream MCD. The upstream MCD receives an upstream optical signal from the ONUs, converts the upstream optical signal to an upstream electrical signal, and transmits a regenerated upstream optical signal to the OLTs. The downstream MCD receives a downstream optical signal from the OLTs, converts the downstream optical signal to a downstream electrical signal, and transmits a regenerated downstream optical signal to the ONUs.06-14-2012
20120201541ROUTING, WAVELENGTH ASSIGNMENT, AND SPECTRUM ALLOCATION IN WAVELENGTH CONVERTIBLE FLEXIBLE OPTICAL WAVELENGTH-DIVISION MULTIPLEXING NETWORKS - There is provided a method in a wavelength convertible flexible optical wavelength-division multiplexing (WC-FWDM) network. The network has a plurality of optical nodes interconnected by a plurality of optical fibers. The network is for providing an overall spectrum divisible into a set of consecutive wavelength slots. At least one optical node has at least one wavelength converter for wavelength conversion. The method includes determining a channel route through the network commencing at a source node and ceasing at a destination node. The determined channel route is selectively tunable responsive to selected ones of a plurality of routing methods. The routing methods are so selected responsive to a routing policy having one or more objectives of minimization of channel blocking, minimization of a number of wavelength converters used in the network, and minimization of physical distance traversed by a channel, and minimization of operating wavelengths of a channel.08-09-2012
20110150473Data center with free-space optical communications - A data center for executing a data processing application includes processing units, sub-units or servers. Each of the processing units, sub-units or servers can execute a part or all of the data processing application. The processing units, sub-units or servers are electrical disjoint with respect to data communications, but can communicate with each other over free space optical links.06-23-2011
20110150470PROCEDURE, APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR NETWORK PLANNING - A method, apparatus, system, and computer program, for operating a network planning tool. The method includes recognizing at least one predetermined criteria being satisfied or triggered, and learning at least one network attribute, to be used in subsequent network planning. Various types of network attributes can be learned, such as, e.g., network element parameters, site parameters, link parameters, demand parameters, optical parameters, general parameters, and networking parameters. Example attributes may specify, e.g., a maximum number of add/drop channels, at least one alarm threshold, a maximum number of sites per network ring, a maximum number of add/drop sites per ring, and a maximum ring circumference. Others can specify a maximum light path distance, a routing tendency, at least one grooming node, or the like.06-23-2011
20090022493PON equipment capablel of displaying connection state and logical link identifier - A passive optical network (PON) equipment capable of displaying a connection state and a logical link identifier (LLID) is provided, which aims at solving a problem that equipments in the conventional PON system cannot display connection state and LLID. The PON equipment displays the connection state and the LLID through a programmable logic element and a display unit by utilizing characteristics of multi-point control protocol (MPCP) and LLID, so as to achieve the efficacy of displaying the connection state and the LLID.01-22-2009
20090324222Link Diversity and Load Balancing Across Digital and Optical Express-Thru Nodes - The present invention provides a system, apparatus and method to compute a route through a network having both digital nodes and optical express-thru nodes. According to various embodiments of the invention, a network topology is generated in which both digital nodes, optical express-thru nodes, and optical nodes are identified, and both physical and virtual links between these nodes are mapped. The network connectivity is identified, at least in part, by broadcasting a local link state advertisement and optical carrier group binding information to neighboring nodes, which enables both physical and virtual neighboring nodes to be identified. Once a topology is generated, both physical and virtual link characteristics are analyzed to ensure link diversity for traffic through the network and load balancing functionality across the network.12-31-2009
20080267625Multi-Rate Multi-Wavelength Optical Burst Detector - An apparatus comprising an optical amplifier, an optical processor coupled to the optical amplifier, and a plurality of optical detectors coupled to the optical processor, wherein each optical detector is a single-rate detector. Also disclosed is an apparatus comprising at least one processor configured to implement a method comprising amplifying an optical signal comprising a plurality of rates, copying the amplified optical signal into a plurality of optical signals, and detecting a single rate on each of the copied optical signals. Included is a method comprising amplifying a first optical signal that is not compatible with a plurality of detectors, splitting the first optical signal into a plurality of second optical signals, and ignoring portions of the second optical signals to make the second optical signals compatible with the detectors.10-30-2008
20110026921Systems and Methods for Transferring Single-Ended Burst Signal Onto Differential Lines, Especially for Use in Burst-Mode Receiver - Systems and methods for transferring incoming single-ended burst signals of which at least one characteristic varies widely from burst to burst onto a pair of differential lines. The systems comprise an input for receiving an incoming burst signal, a signal adaptation block for adapting said widely varying characteristic and a single-ended-to-differential converter. In a first aspect a reset signal for resetting a settings determination block, which controls the signal adaptation block, is sent backwards over the differential lines, preferably using a common-mode signal. In a second aspect, a status freezing mechanism is employed for freezing the settings of the settings determination block after the end of the preamble of an incoming burst.02-03-2011
20120148247METHOD FOR SOFT BANDWIDTH LIMITING IN DYNAMIC BANDWIDTH ALLOCATION - A method of dynamic bandwidth allocation comprising updating a limit value (B06-14-2012
20110052193NETWORK DESIGN APPARATUS, METHOD, AND COMPUTER PRODUCT - A network design apparatus includes an input unit configured to receive network information that indicates nodes connected by optical transmission paths and path information that indicates paths between the nodes; an design unit configured to perform, based on the network information and the path information, wavelength dispersion compensation design using a constraint condition that a path whose span count is larger than a span count of another path that does not satisfy a transmission condition does not satisfy the transmission condition; and an output unit configured to output a result obtained by the design unit.03-03-2011
20110176807COMMUNICATION BETWEEN NETWORK INTERFACE DEVICE AND SUBSCRIBER DEVICES VIA POWER SUPPLY LINES - The disclosure describes communication of information between a network interface device and subscriber devices over a power line. A UPS unit receives operating power from subscriber premises via a first power line and delivers operating power to the network interface device via a second power line. The network interface device transmits and receives information, such as voice, video and data, to and from the UPS unit via the second power line. The UPS unit receives the information transmitted by the network interface device via the second power line, and transmits the received information to subscriber devices within the premises via the first power line. The UPS unit receives information transmitted by subscriber devices via the first power line, and transmits the received information to the network interface device via the second power line. The first and second power lines each serve as both a power line and a communication medium.07-21-2011
20100158520LAN EMULATION METHOD IN WDM-PON AND INFORMATION STORAGE MEDIUM - Provided are a local area network (LAN) emulation method and an information storage medium. The LAN emulation method provides a LAN emulation function in an arrayed-waveguide grating (AWG)-based wavelength division multiplexing (WDM)-passive optical network (PON) using a mode bit and a logical link identifier (LLID).06-24-2010
20090162062Session initiation protocol (SIP) provisioning error detection for an optical network terminal (ONT) - A Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) network can malfunction or be incorrectly provisioned in such a way that an Optical Network Terminal (ONT) cannot perform SIP operations and complete SIP voice path calls between the ONT voice port and the SIP network. Accordingly, a technique for validating SIP operations is provided which (i) verifies locally stored SIP operation parameters are currently valid, (ii) initiates an SIP session with a known SIP validation endpoint in an event the locally stored SIP operation parameters are verified to be currently valid, and (iii) reports results of the verifying of the locally stored SIP operation parameters or the initiating of the SIP session. By validating SIP operation parameters, the ONT maintains its state of readiness to support SIP sessions, such as in-coming or outgoing normal or emergency 9-1-1 voice calls.06-25-2009
20110217042HIGH PERFORMANCE GIGABIT PASSIVE OPTICAL NETWORK - A system includes an optical line terminal (OLT) that includes an OLT transmitter. The OLT transmitter includes one or more fixed wavelength optical sources that generate an optical signal at a first wavelength, and an optical waveguide that transmits the optical signal at the first wavelength in an optical network.09-08-2011
20110217041PON SYSTEM, STATION-SIDE APPARATUS FOR PON SYSTEM, AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - An OLT, which is one of the embodiments of the present invention, is provided with: an allocation request receiving unit that receives a bandwidth allocation request from each of 1 G-ONUs and each of 10 G-ONUs; an allocation execution unit that allocates to each of the ONUs a time slot for data transmission in accordance with an allocation rule based on fairness in time allocation or an allocation rule based on fairness in throughput allocation; and an allocation result notification unit that notifies each of the ONUs of information regarding the time slot.09-08-2011
20100209104TECHNIQUE FOR FORWARDING PACKETS IN A GIGABIT PASSIVE OPTICAL NETWORK (GPON) - A technique for forwarding downstream packets in a GPON comprising an OLT unit having a physical PON port connected to N Optical Network Termination (ONT) units by optical fibers. The physical PON port accommodates N individual virtual GEM ports terminated with the N ONT units (ONTs) which form N:1 service. The technique comprises assigning in the physical port of the OLT unit a virtual GEM port being a shared broadcast GEM port terminated with all the N ONTs of the N:1 service. Those downstream packets applied to the physical PON port, which would otherwise be flooded—such as broadcast packets or packets having unknown destination address—will now be forwarded only via the shared broadcast GEM port.08-19-2010
20120148246PON SYSTEM, SUBSCRIBER-SIDE TERMINAL APPARATUS, STATION-SIDE TERMINAL APPARATUS, AND POWER SAVING METHOD - In a PON system, an ONU includes a receive buffer that stores therein a signal in a downstream direction transmitted from an OLT and a PON control unit that controls transition to a power-saving state and transition to a normal state for the reception buffer. The OLT includes a transmission buffer that stores transmission data to be transmitted to the ONU and the PON control unit that transmits the downstream power-saving-state transition request that requests the ONU to transition to the downstream power-saving state when it is determined that transmission data addressed to the ONU is not present in the transmission buffer. The PON control unit sets the reception buffer to a power-saving state for a predetermined downstream sleep time requested based on the downstream power-saving-state transition request.06-14-2012
20100296810METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSPORTING DETERMINISTIC TRAFFIC IN A GIGABIT PASSIVE OPTICAL NETWORK - A system and method are disclosed for transporting deterministic traffic in a gigabit passive optical network. A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, an Optical Line Termination (OLT) for exchanging data traffic in a Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) having a controller programmed to generate a timeslot schedule for transport of a desired bandwidth of constant bit rate (CBR) data traffic by selecting one or more timeslots from periodic frame clusters operating according to a GPON Transmission Convergence (GTC) protocol. Additional embodiments are disclosed.11-25-2010
20120039605Wavelength Division Multiplexer Compatible with Two Types of Passive Optical Networks - A wavelength division multiplexer is provided by the present invention, which implements the wavelength division multiplexing and de-multiplexing of the optical signals in the basic and upgrade bands by reasonably arranging the filters and selecting the spectral properties of the filters, so that the existing time division multiplexing passive optical network (TDM-PON) can transmit the next generation passive optical network (NG-PON) simultaneously and the existing TDM-PON can be smoothly upgraded to the NG-PON, meanwhile, it provides the deployed TDM-PON with the subsequent network compatibility. The wavelength division multiplexer provided in the present invention can meet the high isolation requirement of the optical signals in working band with low cost, and takes both the isolation requirement and the optical network insertion loss requirement into account, thus it has high reliability, is easy to use and for system upgrade.02-16-2012
20120148248TRANSPORT DEVICE AND CLOCK AND TIME SYNCHRONIZATION METHOD THEREOF - A transport device sends data frames to a peer transport device and records sending time of the frame header of each data frame, inserts data slices after slicing a generated message to the data frames, and uses the sending time of the frame header of the data frame that carries the message header as a sending time stamp. The transport device receives data frames from the peer transport device and records the receiving time of the frame header of each data frame, identifies a message header in the data frames, and uses the receiving time of the frame header of a data frame carrying the message header as a receiving time stamp. The transport device performs calculations on a series of paired sending time stamps and receiving time stamps and adjusts its clock frequency and time according to the calculation results to synchronize the clock and time between transport devices.06-14-2012
20120148244OPTICAL NETWORK STRUCTURES FOR MULTI-CORE CENTRAL PROCESSOR UNIT - Provided is an optical network structure. To configure an optical network structure between hundreds or more of cores in a CPU, intersection between waveguides does not occur, and thus, the optical network structure enables two-way communication between all the cores without an optical switch disposed in an intersection point. The present invention enables a single chip optical network using a silicon photonics optical element, and a CPU chip configured with hundreds or thousands of cores can be developed.06-14-2012
20100124419ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR DEVICE - The invention discloses an electrical connector device, which includes an optic fiber hub and a plurality of electrical embedded interfaces connected to the optic fiber hub. The optic fiber hub is connected to monitoring equipments or communication networks, and the electrical embedded interfaces are installed electrical devices and connected to the optic fiber hub, such that the electrical devices can transmit data and instructions to the monitoring equipments, the communication networks or each other by the electrical connector device.05-20-2010
20100098418SWITCHED OPTICAL FIBRE NETWORK FOR AIRPLANE SEATS - The invention relates to a network of switched optical fiber for airplane seats. The network connects the screens of the seats to each other and to a server via an optical fiber. The network includes optical switches of the MEMS type including mirrors, said switches being provided perpendicular to each seat. Each switch delivers the light beam in the optical fiber to the screen with which it is connected and re-amplifies it in the optical fiber when it is powered, while the switch directly delivers the light beam to the following seat when it is not powered.04-22-2010
20110064409Optical Network Element, Optical Network, and Method of Operating an Optical Network - The invention relates to an optical network element (03-17-2011
20090087181IN-WALL OPTICAL NETWORK UNIT - One embodiment provides an ONU that includes an optical interface coupled to an optical transceiver, which is configured to transmit optical signals to and receive optical signals from an OLT through the optical interface. The ONU also includes an ONU chip coupled to the optical transceiver and configured to communicate with the OLT through the optical transceiver. The ONU further includes an Ethernet interface coupled to the ONU chip and a power management module configured to provide power to the ONU chip and the optical transceiver using power delivered from a CPE through the Ethernet interface. In addition, the ONU includes a circuit board to which the optical transceiver, the ONU chip, and the power management module are attached, and a wall-mountable fixture, wherein the front side of the fixture includes an opening for the Ethernet interface, and wherein the back side of the fixture holds the circuit board.04-02-2009
20100027997METHODS FOR DYNAMIC BANDWIDTH ALLOCATION AND QUEUE MANAGEMENT IN ETHERNET PASSIVE OPTICAL NETWORKS - In a passive optical network, dynamic bandwidth allocation and queue management methods and algorithms, designed to avoid fragmentation loss, guarantee that a length of a grant issued by an OLT will match precisely the count of bytes to be transmitted by an ONU. The methods include determining an ONU uplink transmission egress order based on a three-stage test, and various embodiments of methods for ONU report threshold setting.02-04-2010
20120045207GIGABIT PASSIVE OPTICAL NETWORK TRANSMISSION CONVERGENCE EXTENSION FOR NEXT GENERATION ACCESS - An apparatus including a data framer and an optical transmitter. The data framer is used to frame a data stream into a plurality of frames, each of the frames includes a plurality of fields sized to align the frames with a word boundary greater than or equal to four bytes long. The optical transmitter is coupled to the data framer and is used to transmit the frames. Included is an apparatus with at least one component for implementing a method for encapsulating a data stream with at least one Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) Encapsulation Method (GEM) payload aligned with a word boundary of at least four bytes long, encapsulating the GEM payload with a GPON Transmission Convergence (GTC) frame aligned with the word boundary, and transmitting the GTC frame.02-23-2012
20110097084Hierarchical Passive Networks - A communication network is described in which a number of computing nodes are situated in a logical multidimensional array and are linked by communication cables. The communication cables carry conduits connecting each node with all other nodes in the array so that a direct physical connection exists between every pair of computing nodes in the array. A method of providing interconnection among nodes in a communication network comprises arranging and connecting computing nodes in an array as described above, where each node passively redirects conduits to columns and rows in the array.04-28-2011
20120207472METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SERVICE CLOCK TRANSPARENT TRANSMISSION IN OPTICAL TRANSPORT NETWORK - A method and system for service clock transparent transmission in an optical transport network (OTN) are provided. The system includes a service accessing end and an OTN receiving end; the method includes the following steps: the OTN receiving end performs de-mapping operation to an OTN frame after receiving the OTN frame, and performs two-level buffering operation to the service data flow recovered therefrom, a first buffering unit performs a homogenization treatment to the service data flow and then outputs to a second buffering unit, which the second buffering unit outputs the service data flow according to the service clock after receiving the service data flow. After adopting the present invention, it is able to ensure that the quality of the recovered service clock is relatively higher, which meets the customer requirement on the related specification of the service clock.08-16-2012
20120207471Method and System for Aligning Each Dispatching Service in Optical Transfer Networks - The present invention discloses a method for aligning each scheduling service in an optical transport network. When a cross scheduling unit in a cross board sends service data to each service board, inserts a frame header indication signal into the sent service data, data frames in the sent service data are aligned according to the frame header indication signal, each service board performs a delay to the above service data according to a service delay time when receiving the service data and extracting the frame header indication signal, after the delay time is up, encapsulates the service data to be scheduled and sends to the cross broad to be cached, aligned and scheduled. The present invention also discloses a system for aligning each scheduling service in an optical transport network. Thus, before the cross board schedules each path of service, each service board does not need an independent signal wire for providing the frame header indication signal, and is able to basically align frame headers of the service data sent by each path, which is convenient to design the system and provides convenience for capacity expansion of the cross scheduling capacity of the optical transport network.08-16-2012
20120008947All-optical data center network - A data center network comprising with an all-optical core network which includes a number of separate all-optical networks to connect clusters of computer network equipment at network nodes. Circuit modules in the data center network each includes a memory bank to provide queues to store information scheduled to be transmitted optically through the all-optical core network. Each circuit module also includes a lambda port module which includes a number of optical mux-demux units and an equal number of lambda ports designed to provide communication between the mux-demux units and the memory bank via a number of optical transceivers. In preferred embodiments all logic communication circuits through the core network are all optical fibers. The present invention creates non-interfering circuits by means of their spectral, spatial and temporal separation from each other.01-12-2012
20120008948PASSIVE OPTICAL NETWORK SYSTEM AND OPERATING METHOD THEREOF - Provided is a passive optical network system for operating a mixture of PONs with differing transmission speeds and is capable of reducing power consumption on the basis of the amount of signals being transmitted. The master station of the passive optical network system, which determines the amount and timing of signals sent thereto by each of a plurality of slave stations on the basis of the requests of the plurality of slave stations and receives signals from the plurality of slave stations via an optical fiber network, is equipped with a control unit that determines in each set cycle the amount, transmission timing, and transmission speed of the signals that each slave station is permitted to transmit to said master station on the basis of the amount of signals that each of the plurality of slave stations has requested to transmit, and that notifies such to each slave station. Additionally, each of the plurality of slave stations is equipped with a control unit that transmits signals to the master station at a first transmission speed or a second transmission speed that is faster than the first transmission speed, and is configured to transmit signals with either the first transmission speed or the second transmission speed on the basis of notifications from the master station.01-12-2012
20120057871Apparatus and Methods for Adaptively Using Signals to Control a Semiconductor Optical Amplifier (SOA) - An apparatus comprising an optical power splitter, an optical delay line coupled to the optical power splitter, an optical amplifier (OA) coupled to the optical delay line, and an adaptive injection current (AIC) controller coupled to the optical power splitter and the OA. Also disclosed is an apparatus comprising at least one component configured to implement a method comprising converting an optical signal into a voltage signal, calculating an amplitude correction value for the voltage signal, inverting an amplitude of the voltage signal, adjusting the amplitude of the inverted voltage signal according to the amplitude correction value, and converting the adjusted voltage signal into a current signal. Included is a network comprising an optical line terminal (OLT) comprising an optical receiver and an AIC controlled OA coupled to the optical receiver, wherein the AIC controlled OA provides optical power equalization for any upstream optical signals.03-08-2012
20090214209BANDWIDTH ALLOCATION METHOD, OPTICAL LINE TERMINATOR, OPTICAL NETWORK UNIT, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND RECORDING MEDIUM RECORDING PROGRAM OF DEVICE - An object of the present invention is to increase the bandwidth use efficiency without requiring costly and fast integrated circuits or CPUs in the control unit even in a large-scale system with a large number of ONUs. An optical network unit includes an allocating unit that determines bandwidth allocation based on a predetermined allocation condition and a bandwidth transmitting unit that transmits bandwidth allocation information determined by the allocating unit to an optical line terminator. The optical line terminator is connected to a plurality of optical network units and includes a pipeline transmitting unit that transmits bandwidth allocation information transmitted from the optical network units to all optical network units to be allocated with bandwidth.08-27-2009
20120301145BANDWIDTH CONTROL METHOD, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A bandwidth control method used in a case where, for example, a first communication device (OLT) allocates a bandwidth for signal transmission to each of a plurality of second communication devices (ONUs) connected to the OLT in a communication system having the OLT and the ONUs includes a sleep controlling of shifting devices among the ONUs that satisfy a predetermined condition into a power saving state, a control-target selecting of selecting control target devices among the ONUs based on a result of performing the sleep controlling, and a bandwidth determining of determining a bandwidth to be allocated to the selected control target devices.11-29-2012
20120155872OPTICAL TRANSPORT NETWORK DECOUPLING USING OPTICAL DATA UNIT AND OPTICAL CHANNEL LINK AGGREGATION GROUPS (LAGS) - A network device establishes first and second Ethernet link aggregation groups (LAGs) at a first access site of an optical transport network (OTN), and creates a first optical channel (OCh) LAG subpath from the first Ethernet LAG, via a second access site of the OTN, to an Ethernet LAG at a third access site of the OTN. The network device also creates a second OCh LAG subpath from the first Ethernet LAG, via a distribution site of the OTN, to the Ethernet LAG at the third access site, and creates a first optical data unit (ODUk) LAG subpath from the second Ethernet LAG to an Ethernet LAG at the second access site. The network device further creates a second ODUk LAG subpath from the second Ethernet LAG, via the distribution site and the third access site, to the Ethernet LAG at the second access site.06-21-2012
20120155874METHOD FOR NEGOTIATING LINK CAPABILITY INFORMATION, NETWORK DEVICE, AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - The present invention relates to a method for negotiating link capability information. The method includes: After a higher order optical channel data unit (ODU) link is established, a second node receives first higher order ODU link capability information supported by a first node at one end of the link, where the second node is located at the other end of the link; determines link capability information according to the first higher order ODU link capability information and second higher order ODU link capability information that is supported by the second node; and sends the link capability information to the first node; or sends the second higher order ODU link capability information to the first node, so that the first node determines the link capability information according to the first higher order ODU link capability information and the second higher order ODU link capability information.06-21-2012
20120155873POWER SAVING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR OPTICAL LINE TERMINAL AND OPTICAL NETWORK UNIT - A power saving apparatus for an optical line terminal (OLT) and an optical network unit (ONU) is provided. The power saving apparatus includes a determination unit configured to determine whether a data traffic is generated between the ONU and a customer premises equipment (CPE), and a control unit configured to perform control such that each of the OLT and the ONU are converted to a power saving mode if a result of the determination is that a data traffic is not generated.06-21-2012
20120063780POWER MANAGEMENT FOR PASSIVE OPTICAL NETWORKS - A power manager for a passive optical network, including a network statistics collector, for collecting data regarding traffic in a passive optical network (PON) including a plurality of optical network units (ONUs) on the downstream side of the PON, wherein each ONU can be in at least a sleep state and an active state, and wherein the PON transmits data in packets of data frames, a buffer for storing downstream data frames for each ONU while the ONU is in the sleep state, an activity detector for processing the data collected by the network statistics collector to generate indicators of activity levels for each ONU, and a protocol manager including a plurality of state machines for the respective plurality of ONUs, wherein each state machine governs state transition of its respective ONU to the sleep state when the activity detector indicates a low activity level for the ONU, and to the active state when the activity detector indicates a high level of activity for the ONU.03-15-2012
20110103794SUBCARRIER MULTIPLEX SYSTEM - A subcarrier system generates a phase comparison signal in a transmitter and transmits the phase comparison signal together with an optical subcarrier multiplex signal in the same transmission channel of an optical network. A receiver measures a phase distortion between a phase reference signal and the received phase comparison signal for each modulation section of the received subcarrier symbols, calculating at least one correction value and correcting time jitters or phase impairments of all parallel received or regained subcarrier symbols as a function of the phase distortion of the received phase comparison signal. Time jitter/phase jitter can be compensated without high hardware expenses.05-05-2011
20100290782REMOTE NODE CONFIGURATION FOR PROVIDING UPGRADED SERVICES IN A PASSIVE OPTICAL NETWORK AND A PASSIVE OPTICAL NETWORK HAVING THE SAME - The present invention discloses a remote node (RN) configuration for providing an enhanced service in a passive optical network and a passive optical network (PON) having the same. In an RN configuration for providing a new service in a PON according to the present invention, it is possible to configure the RN remotely by instantaneous powering from a remote site only when necessary, while the RN being operated as a PON at ordinary times. More specifically, an RN configuration for providing a new service in a PON according to the present invention includes a power generation block capable of providing energy necessary for activating the RN by instantaneously supplied power from the remote site. Further, an RN according to the present invention further includes either one or both of a control agent block capable of controlling and managing optical paths of the RN by using power generated from the power generation block; and a reconfigurable switching block capable of configuring and switching the optical path of the RN through the power being provided from the power generation block and a control by the control agent block.11-18-2010
20100247098COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK - A PON in which parallel optical fibre paths are provided between dual OLTs and the ONTs, one of the optical fibre paths providing an active connection and the other optical fibre path providing a standby connection. Respective VLANs may be formed over the parallel optical fibre paths. If performance indicators, for example Ethernet continuity check messages, indicate that an ONT is no longer in communication with the OLT then data may be sent via the VLAN associated with the standby connection.09-30-2010
20120315041OPTICAL NETWORK TERMINAL - Disclosed herein is an optical network terminal. The Optical Network Terminal (ONT) includes a laser diode for generating an optical signal to be transmitted to the OLT. A laser diode driving unit supplies driving current required for light emission of the laser diode. A driving current detection unit detects the driving current. A light emission time determination unit calculates a light emission time of the laser diode depending on a time for which the driving current is detected, and outputs a power control signal including information about results of a comparison between the light emission time of the laser diode and a preset reference time. A power supply voltage control unit interrupts a power supply voltage of the laser diode driving unit when the power control signal includes information indicating that the light emission time of the laser diode is longer than the reference time.12-13-2012
20120128357COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, STATION-SIDE OPTICAL LINE TERMINATING APPARATUS, USER-SIDE OPTICAL LINE TERMINATING APPARATUS, CONTROL APPARATUS, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD - An optical communication system that connects a plurality of user-side optical line terminating apparatuses (hereinafter referred to as ONUs) to a station-side optical line terminating apparatus (hereinafter referred to as OLT) using a common optical fiber, wherein the ONU as at least a part of the ONUs includes a transceiver having a power saving function for inactivating a transmitting unit while supplying electric power to a receiving unit and a control apparatus that transmits support information of the power saving function to the OLT via the transceiver, and the OLT includes a control apparatus that generates transmission allowance information of upstream communication based on the support information of the power saving function and a transceiver that receives the support information of the power saving function and transmits the transmission allowance information to the ONU.05-24-2012
20120128356Method for Administrating Optical Access Nodes and Optical Access Node Thereof - A method for administrating an optical access node is disclosed, the method comprises: one or more administration terminal nodes are established in the optical access node, and constitute an internal Operation, Administration and Maintenance (OAM) domain in said administration terminal node; sends the Ethernet Operation, Administration and Maintenance message between the administration terminal nodes, and according to the attributes of the Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN) of the user, said Operation, Administration and Maintenance message carries the Virtual Local Area Network identifier which corresponds to the attribute of the virtual local area network of the user. The present invention also provides an optical access node.05-24-2012
20100209105VISIBLE LIGHT COMMUNICATION METHOD AND SYSTEM - A Visible Light Communication (VLC) method in a VLC terminal, in which the VLC terminal requests initial access to an Access Point (AP) on a selected mini-slot among a plurality of mini-slots constituting a control slot, based on control information in a frame, sends an association request to the AP on an allocated uplink time slot, if the uplink time slot allocated to correspond to the selected mini-slot exists in control information in a next frame, and transmits data at a data rate appointed to the VLC terminal included in control information in the current frame using an association Identifier (ID) included in a response received in reply to the association request and the allocated uplink time slot.08-19-2010
20110182581CONTEXT-SENSITIVE OVERHEAD PROCESSOR - An overhead processor for data transmission in digital communications, where a state machine, including a logic element and a flip-flop, is able to process a “previous” data state and a “next” data state simultaneously by storing the previous state in an external elastic storage element until the next state arrives along the datapath.07-28-2011
20110182579METHODS FOR DYNAMIC BANDWIDTH ALLOCATION AND QUEUE MANAGEMENT IN ETHERNET PASSIVE OPTICAL NETWORKS - In a passive optical network, dynamic bandwidth allocation and queue management methods and algorithms, desgiend to avoid fragmentation loss, guarantee that a length of a grant issued by an OLT will match precisely the count for bytes to be transmitted to an ONU. The methods include determining an ONU uplink transmission egress based on a three-stage test, and various embodiments of methods for ONU report 07-28-2011
20120213518OPTICAL LINE TERMINAL, DYNAMIC BANDWIDTH ALLOCATION METHOD, AND OPTICAL COMMUNICATION NETWORK - There is provided an optical line terminal that dynamically allocates communication bandwidth to a plurality of optical network units in an optical communication network, the optical line terminal including a minimum bandwidth allocation unit calculating allocation bandwidth of the plurality of optical network units based on bandwidth request information notified by the plurality of optical network units, a comparison unit comparing an allocation cycle given as the sum total of allocation bandwidth allocated to the plurality of optical network units respectively with a predetermined threshold value, a best-effort bandwidth allocation unit calculating remaining bandwidth as best-effort bandwidth of the plurality of optical network units when the allocation cycle is less than the threshold value, and a bandwidth allocation unit allocating communication bandwidth of the plurality of optical network units based on the allocation bandwidth and the best-effort bandwidth.08-23-2012
20120315040METHOD FOR FAST WAVELENGTH DIVISION MULTIPLEXING (WDM) PASSIVE OPTICAL NETWORK (PON) INITIALIZATION IN HETEROGENEOUS NETWORKS - A method provides advertisements to optical network units (ONUs) by an optical line terminal (OLT), wherein the advertisements enable the ONUs to identify free channels from a plurality of wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) channels in a passive optical network (PON). The method includes: transmitting from the OLT to the ONUs an advertisement identifying a free channel for each of a plurality of incompatible channel (ICH) groups, receiving a request from an ONU for the advertised free channel of an ICH group, authenticating the requesting ONU via the advertised free channel, allocating the advertised free channel to the requesting ONU upon successful authentication of the requesting ONU, and transmitting an updated advertisement from the OLT to the ONUs.12-13-2012
20120134673OPTICAL FIBER-BASED DISTRIBUTED ANTENNA SYSTEMS, COMPONENTS, AND RELATED METHODS FOR CALIBRATION THEREOF - Optical fiber-based wireless systems and related components and methods are disclosed. The systems support radio frequency (RF) communications with clients over optical fiber, including Radio-over-Fiber (RoF) communications. The systems may be provided as part of an indoor distributed antenna system (IDAS) to provide wireless communication services to clients inside a building or other facility. The communications can be distributed between a head end unit (HEU) that receives carrier signals from one or more service or carrier providers and converts the signals to RoF signals for distribution over optical fibers to end points, which may be remote antenna units (RAUs). In one embodiment, calibration of communication downlinks and communication uplinks is performed to compensate for signal strength losses in the system.05-31-2012
20120134675Quantum Repeater And System And Method For Creating Extended Entanglements - An iterative method is provided for progressively building an end-to-end entanglement between qubits in first and second end nodes (05-31-2012
20120134674APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MAPPING A CLIENT SIGNAL - Disclosed are an apparatus and a method for mapping an SDH signal and other 40-Gbps client signals through a single data path. The mapping apparatus supports both a justification byte mapping scheme and a sigma-delta distribution mapping scheme and implements a single data path. Accordingly, power consumption may be reduced by changing each mapping mode in a hitless manner or minimizing logic capacity according to a mapping mode used in the mapping apparatus.05-31-2012
20120170936DYNAMIC HITLESS RESIZING IN OPTICAL TRANSPORT NETWORKS - The invention relates to techniques for controlling a dynamic hitless resizing in data transport networks. According to a method aspect of the invention, a network connection comprises M tributary slots defined in a payload area of a higher order transport scheme of the data transport network and the method comprises the steps of receiving a connection resize control signal at each of the nodes along the path of the network connection; adding at each node along the path in response to the connection resize control signal a second set of N tributary slots to the first set of the M tributary slots, such that the network connection comprises M+N tributary slots; and increasing, after M+N tributary slots are available for the network connection at each node along the path, a transport data rate of the network connection.07-05-2012
20120170935SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ESTABLISHING AN UNDERWATER OPTICAL COMMUNICATION NETWORK - The systems and methods described herein provide a reconfigurable, long-range, optical modem-based underwater communication network. In particular, the network provides a low power, low cost, and easy to deploy underwater optical communication system capable of being operated at long distances. Optical modem-based communication offer high data rate, omni-directional spatial communication in the visual spectrum. The omni-directional aspect of communication is advantageous because precise alignment of communication units may not be required. The optical modems may be deployed via unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) and physically connected by tethers.07-05-2012
20120076494STACKING OF UNITS IN A PASSIVE OPTICAL NETWORK - Using the conventional OMCI-model for handling stacking of additional ONUs to a main ONU (Optical Network Unit) connected to an OLT (Optical Line Terminal) in a PON (Passive Optical Network), when the main ONU is not provided with any chassis with physical slots for insertion of the additional units. Instead, the main ONU is initialized to be provided with a virtual chassis that includes a number of temporary virtual cardholders for assigning to an unknown connected stacked ONU, and a number of non-temporary virtual cardholders for assigning to a known stacked connected ONU. From a management perspective, the virtual cardholder corresponds to a physical cardholder/slot according to the conventional OMCI-model.03-29-2012
20120076495Method and Apparatus for Supporting Differentiated Performance for Multiple Categories of Packets in a Passive Optical Network - Embodiments of an apparatus including a user network interface configured to receive from a network a packet to be transmitted upstream over a PON are provided herein. The packet is marked with a first category type or a second category type. The apparatus further includes an upstream first in, first out (FIFO) queue configured to store the packet if the packet is marked with the first category type or the second category type.03-29-2012
20120177370METHODS, SYSTEMS AND APPARATUS FOR UTILIZING AN iSNS SERVER IN A NETWORK OF FIBRE CHANNEL OVER ETHERNET DEVICES - Methods, apparatus and systems are provided for assigning Fibre Channel Domain identifiers with an iSNS Server, a Fibre Channel over Ethernet device interconnection apparatus controller (FIAC), and a Fibre Channel over Ethernet device interconnection apparatus (FIA). A Request Domain Identifier iSNS protocol message is sent from a FCoE device interconnection apparatus controller (FIAC) to a iSNS Server. A Fibre Channel Initialization Protocol (FIP) Fabric Login (FLOGI) frame is received from a Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) device by a FCoE device interconnection apparatus (FIA). The FIAC assigns a new Fibre Channel address identifier using the Domain Identifier assigned from the Request Domain Identifier response. At the FIAC, a FIP link service accept (LS_ACC) response is transmitted to the FIP FLOGI comprising the newly assigned Fibre Channel address identifier at the FIAC. At the FIA, the FIP LS_ACC is forwarded to the FCoE device that transmitted the FIP FLOGI frame.07-12-2012
20100272438SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR RAPID OPTICAL TRANSPORT NETWORK CIRCUIT PROVISIONING - The present disclosure provides systems and methods for rapid circuit provisioning in Optical Transport Networks (OTN) using signaling and routing protocols thereby enabling fast mesh restoration. The present invention utilizes a shim layer between OTN messaging (e.g., GCC or High-Level Data Link Control (HDLC)) and the associated signaling and routing protocol (e.g., OSRP, GMPLS, etc.). If an ODUk Connection CTP or TTP needs to be created, the shim layer runs a fast “OTN Setup” protocol, while buffering out going OTN messages. Incoming messages are still processed and do not require additional buffering. The purpose of the OTN Setup protocol is to allow the OTUk to re-frame on its client ODUk, while buffering out-going messages. When re-framing completes, buffers are released and the OTN messaging resumes without dropping any of the signaling frames.10-28-2010
20100008667AUTOMATIC OPTICAL POWER CONTROL METHOD FOR OLT IN PON - Provided is an automatic optical power control method for an optical line terminal (OLT) of a passive optical network (PON). The automatic optical power control method includes at the OLT, measuring an allowable range of the optical power allowing a normal network operation on the PON, at the OLT, setting an optimum optical signal level within the measured allowable range of the optical power, and at the OLT, adjusting a power level of a transmitter to the set optimum optical signal level. Accordingly, an appropriate power level can be selected depending on an optical distribution network (ODN) structure to drive the transmitter. Also, when the entire optical network units are deactivated, a laser of the transmitter is turned off to thereby minimize unnecessary power consumption at the OLT.01-14-2010
20100008666Optical Communication System Supporting Detection and Communication Networks - An optical communication system supporting detection and communication networks. A communication network transmission path and the detection network transmission path are provided as separate paths established by separate fibers or fiber pairs of the same optical fiber cable. All of the elements coupled to the communication network transmission path and the detection network transmission path may be powered by the same power feed equipment through the same optical fiber cable power conductor.01-14-2010
20120257893Unified Network Management of Hybrid Fiber Coaxial (HFC) Network - Embodiments enable a network operator to use any (and a single) network management system (NMS) that it desires to manage a network having mixed fiber to the home optical network units (ONUs) and coaxial connected cable modems. For example, embodiments enable a cable company operator to use a DOCSIS (Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification) NMS (which the cable company already uses to manage its DOCSIS network) to manage such mixed network, by a simple addition of a DOCSIS Mediation Layer (DML) module between the NMS and the optical line terminal (OLT). On the other hand, embodiments enable a telephone company operator to use a standard EPON (Ethernet Passive Optical Network) OLT NMS with minor OLT and OAM (Operations, Administration, and Maintenance) protocol modifications to manage the same mixed network.10-11-2012
20120257894DYNAMIC COMMUNICATION BANDWIDTH ALLOCATION METHOD, COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM STORING DYNAMIC COMMUNICATION BANDWIDTH ALLOCATION PROGRAM, SEMICONDUCTOR CHIP, AND PON SYSTEM - The present invention provides a station-side terminal device including a control signals reading/generating section that receives a requested bandwidth which the subscriber-side terminal devices require for the communication, from each of the subscriber-side terminal devices, and an uplink band allocating section including a first calculation section that allocates a usable communication bandwidth to each of the subscriber-side terminal devices based on a ratio of a service level parameter predetermined for each of the subscriber-side terminal devices, and a second calculation section that obtains an updated usable communication bandwidth updated by subtracting a sum of the allocated bandwidths from the usable communication bandwidth, and obtains an updated requested bandwidth updated by subtracting the allocated bandwidth from the requested bandwidth, to allocate the updated usable communication bandwidth to each of the subscriber-side terminal devices based on a ratio of the updated requested bandwidth.10-11-2012
20120257892Method for Sub-Rating an Ethernet Passive Optical Network (EPON) Medium Access Control (MAC) Based Communication Link - Embodiments allow for EPON MAC traffic to be sub-rated according to available bandwidth and/or transmission capacity of the physical medium. EPON MAC traffic sub-rating is performed in the PHY layer. The PHY layer performing the sub-rating may be located anywhere in the communication path supporting the end-to-end EPON MAC link. Because the sub-rating is performed in the PHY layer, the EPON MAC layer at either end of the EPON MAC link is unaware of the sub-rating being performed, and thus continues to operate as it would normally according to the IEEE standard that it implements.10-11-2012
20120082455TE-Link Bandwidth Model for ODU Switch Capable OTN Interfaces - A method and node are disclosed. In the method, circuitry of a first node generates a link state advertising message including bandwidth information indicative of unreserved number of optical channel data unit containers for a plurality of different types of signals supported by an interface of the first node. The link state advertising message is transmitted from the first node to a plurality of second nodes within a mesh network.04-05-2012
20120230691METHOD OF DOWNLINK SIGNAL TRANSPORT OVER BACKHAUL COMMUNICATIONS THROUGH DISTRIBUTED PROCESSING - The amount of multi-antenna signals to be transmitted over the backhaul in a Coordinated MultiPoint (CoMP) system from the central processor (CP) to each base station is reduced. Embodiments of the present invention exploit characteristics of the underlying signal structure, and distribute some baseband processing functionalities—such as channel coding and the application of the multi-user precoding—from the CP to the remote base stations. Additionally, in some embodiments the non-precoded parts of multi-antenna signals are broadcast from the CP to all base stations in the CoMP system, to further reduce the burden on backhaul communications. In one embodiment, the backhaul network is a Gigabit-capable Passive Optical Network (GPON).09-13-2012
20110123194METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DYNAMICALLY ALLOCATING UPSTREAM BANDWIDTH IN PASSIVE OPTICAL NETWORKS - One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that facilitates dynamic allocation of upstream bandwidth in a passive optical network which includes a central node and at least one remote node. Each remote node is coupled to at least one logical entity, which corresponds to a device or a user, that transmits upstream data to the central node and receives downstream data from the central node. The central node is coupled to an external network outside of the passive optical network through a shared out-going uplink.05-26-2011
20110038629IMMEDIATE PROTECTION SCHEME FOR PASSIVE OPTICAL NETWORK - The present invention relates to a method, device and system for fast protection of an optical network system, in particular for a Passive Optical Network (PON), such as a Gigabit-capable Passive Optical Network (GPON). In the method, communication failure between a first optical network device and a first optical line termination device is detected. Switching of functionality from the first optical line termination device to a second optical line termination device is initiated, and a control message is sent from the second optical line termination device to the first optical network device such that the first optical network device is prevented from moving into initial state. Furthermore, the method comprises determining and setting timing settings for the first optical network device.02-17-2011
20110038628ROUTING IN MULTILAYER OPTICAL NETWORKS - A method, system and network for routing a multiplexed signal through an optical network (02-17-2011
20090116837METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING OPTICAL NETWORKS - An optical control system is described which is capable of maintaining and optimizing a fiber-optic transport system within it's domain of control while interacting with other optical systems which are controlled independently. This allows the optical system to be incorporated as a building block into a larger optical network in a relatively arbitrary fashion. This provides an underlying control system for a non-linear system like optics network that is flexible and extensible.05-07-2009
20120269511SIGNAL FORMAT CONVERSION APPARATUS AND METHODS - Signal format conversion apparatus and methods involve converting data signals between a first signal format associated with a first reference clock rate and a second signal format that is different from the first signal format and is associated with a second reference clock rate different from the first reference clock rate. A period of the second signal format is changed to match a period of a third signal format by controlling a synchronized second reference clock rate that is applied in converting data signals between the first signal format and the second signal format. The synchronized second reference clock rate is different from the second reference clock rate and is synchronized with a third reference clock rate. The third reference clock rate is associated with the third signal format. Such synchronization simplifies conversion of signals between the second and third signal formats.10-25-2012
20110229136LONG REACH OPTICAL NETWORK - An optical network includes a first optical network for carrying a plurality of optical channels in an optical fiber, wherein each of the plurality of optical channels comprise a discrete wavelength in a first range of wavelengths. A second optical network coupled to the first optical network by a first tunable filter. A first customer location coupled to the second optical network by a second tunable filter. The first tunable filter is configured to pass a first set of optical channels from the first optical network to the second optical network. The first set of optical channels includes a subset of the plurality optical channels within a second range of wavelengths less than the first range of wavelengths. The second tunable filter is configured to pass a particular channel within the first set of optical channels from the second optical network to the first customer location.09-22-2011
20120328293Remote Node and Network Architecture and Data Transmission Method for a Fiber-Optic Network, Especially for Low Bit-Rate Data Transmission - The invention relates to a remote node architecture for a fiber-optic network, especially for low bit-rate data transmission, the fiber-optic network comprising a central node and a plurality of remote nodes serially connected to each other or to the central node, respectively, the central node and the remote node being capable of communicating by means of digital optical signals created by the central node or a respective remote node, each digital optical signal comprising a data frame.12-27-2012
20090016719OPTICAL TRANSPONDER INTERFACING MULTIPROTOCOL SIGNAL AND METHOD OF INTERFACING MULTIPROTOCOL SIGNAL - Provided are an optical transponder that interfaces a multiprotocol signal and a method of interfacing a multiprotocol signal. The optical transponder includes: an optical transceiver, which optical/electrical converts and multiplexes/demultiplexes an input signal; a reception clock generator, which generates a clock on a reception path; a transmission clock generator, which generates a clock on a transmission path; an optical transport hierarchy (OTH) framer, which processes an OTH signal when the input signal is the OTH signal; a synchronous digital hierarchy (SDH)/synchronous optical network (SONET) framer, which processes an SDH/SONET signal or a gigabit Ethernet (GbE) when the input signal is the SDH/SONET signal or the GbE signal; and a controller which controls the optical transceiver, the reception clock generator, the transmission clock generator, the OTH framer, and the SDH/SONET framer according to the type of the input signal. Accordingly, one optical transponder can receive various types of protocol signals, and thus different optical transponders are not separately required according to a type of a connected signal.01-15-2009
20130016971WDM OPTICAL SYSTEM AND METHOD INCLUDING MULTI-CHANNEL TRANSMITTERS WITH FILTERED OUTPUT FOR CHANNEL WAVELENGTH SELECTION - A wavelength division multiplexed (WDM) optical system generally includes multi-channel transmitters that transmit optical signals on multiple channel wavelengths in the WDM system. The output of the multi-channel transmitters is filtered to select a unique channel wavelength associated with each of the respective transmitters for multiplexing and transmission in the WDM optical system. One embodiment of a multi-channel transmitter includes a full-spectrum Fabry-Perot (FP) laser that emits light across a range of wavelengths including all of the system channel wavelengths. Another embodiment of a multi-channel transmitter includes a broadly-tunable FP laser that is tunable to emit light across different ranges of wavelengths including subsets of the system channel wavelengths. The WDM optical system may include an arrayed waveguide grating (AWG) for filtering and multiplexing the optical signals output from the transmitters.01-17-2013
20130170834HYBRID PASSIVE OPTICAL NETWORK SYSTEM - Provided is a hybrid passive optical network (PON) system. The hybrid PON system of wavelength division multiplexing (WDM)/time division multiplexing (TDM) may include an optical line terminal (OLT) and an optical network unit (ONU). The OLT and the ONU may transmit a signal based on wavelength reuse using a seed light source and a reflective modulator. The light source may include a seed light source having a single wavelength, two seed light sources having different wavelength bands, and a light source having a wavelength tunable characteristic.07-04-2013
20080253769Management method of optical fiber network system - A management method of an optical fiber network system is disclosed. The optical fiber network system includes at least one user apparatus and an optical network unit (ONU), and the ONU is connected with the user apparatus. The management method includes the steps of: adopting at least one information string, which is set by an ONU management and control interface (OMCI), by the optical network unit; packing the information string into a management packet; and transmitting the management packet to the user apparatus by the optical network unit according to an Ethernet protocol.10-16-2008
20080247755Circuit for Transmitting Signals in a Network Node, Particularly for a Channel Card for an Optical Wavelength Division Multiplex (Wdm) Signal Trasmitting Device - A circuit for transmitting signals in a network node, particularly for a channel card for an optical WDM signal transmission device, with a first holding device assigned to the local side of the network node, which can be freely equipped by means of a local-side transceiver unit and which has an internal transmitting port connection and an internal receiving port connection which, in case first holding device is equipped with local-side transceiver unit, are connected to the respective transmitting or receiving ports of local-side transceiver unit, with two additional holding devices assigned to the remote side of the network node having similar ports.10-09-2008
20080232801METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TRANSPORTING DOCSIS COMMUNICATION SIGNALS OVER A PASSIVE OPTICAL NETWORK - A translation agent adapts DOCSIS information, primarily QoS information, for transmission over a PON. The agent places into an IP address field of a DHCP message the MAC address of an ONU associated with a CPE device attempting to register with a CMTS. The translation agent intercepts DHCP reply messages from the DHCP server using the MAC address of the ONU. The translation agent extracts information, including an IP address of the client CPE assigned by the DHCP server. The agent downloads a configuration file for the CPE device using the configuration filename and configuration file server contained in a DHCP reply message. Information contained in the configuration file is converted from content in a format used by DOCSIS, to content in a format used by PON devices. The translated content includes QoS parameters, functions related to which are controlled at the ONU by an OLT coupled to the CMTS.09-25-2008
20110262136OPTICAL DIGITAL TRANSMISSION SYSTEM - An optical digital transmission system of the present invention newly defines one second negative stuff byte in an overhead area for accommodation of the client signals with multiplexing into the OTU frame, newly defines one third positive stuff byte in a corresponding tributary slot in a payload area for accommodation of client signals with multiplexing, newly defines stuff control bits that is used for decision of the use of the second negative stuff byte and the third positive stuff byte in three different places in the overhead area for client signal accommodation with multiplexing, performs control by using the newly defined stuff control bits when accommodation of the client signal with the third positive stuff byte or the second negative stuff byte is required, and performs stuff control without using the newly defined stuff control bits when accommodation of the client signal by the third positive stuff byte and the second negative stuff byte is not required.10-27-2011
20110274427DYNAMIC TRAIL TERMINATION POINT CREATION FOR OPTICAL TRANSPORT NETWORKS - The present disclosure provides dynamic service provisioning by creating embedded Optical Transport Network (OTN) ports on the fly during mesh restoration or circuit provisioning. These dynamically provisioned ports are referred to herein as “fast paths” with all the management objects created in a “slow path” so that they do not interfere with mesh restoration performance. During network failures, these dynamically created objects are deleted via the “slow path” and a new mesh path supports “fast path” creation of these objects. This results in substantial increase in mesh performance and also provides enhancements for operators allowing a “Click and Go” model to provision circuits across a network. This also reduces routing scaling issue as the routing itself is against the OTU level and not against the embedded lines.11-10-2011
20080219664Method and System for Controlling Optical Network - A technique is described for controlling and optical network composed of network elements (NEs), with the aid of a network controller (NC) being in communication with the network elements. The technique includes collecting, by the network controller NC, information on the NEs therefrom, and, whenever a change in the network is requested, simulating within the NC operation of the network with the requested change and based on the collected information. The NC makes a decision on acceptability of the requested change, and may then cause implementation of the requested change in the network.09-11-2008
20130094857REMOTE NODE AND NETWORK ARCHITECTURE AND DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD FOR A FIBER-OPTIC NETWORK, ESPECIALLY FOR LOW BIT-RATE DATA TRANSMISSION - A remote node architecture for a fiber-optic network, especially for low bit-rate data transmission, the fiber-optic network architecture comprises a central node and a plurality of remote nodes serially connected to each other or to the central node, respectively. The central node and the remote nodes are capable of communicating by means of digital optical signals created by the central node or a respective remote node, each digital optical signal comprising a data frame. The remote node comprises an optical connection network, a single transceiver device comprising an optical receiver unit and an optical transmitter unit, and an electronic controller device for controlling the transceiver device. The optical connection network defines a western optical connection port, an eastern optical connection port, an internal optical receiving port being connected to the optical receiver unit and an internal optical transmitting port being connected to the optical transmitter unit.04-18-2013
20130114959METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING DATA IN OPTICAL TRANSPORT NETWORK - A method of transmitting data in an optical transport network is provided. The method comprises generating an optical transmission unit frame including an in-band area including a first area to which information data is allocated and a second area to which the information data is not allocated and an out-band area including parity information and transmitting the data through the optical transmission unit frame.05-09-2013
20130101291NON-OVERLAPPING SECURED TOPOLOGIES IN A DISTRIBUTED NETWORK FABRIC - Networks comprising multiple non-overlapping communication topologies are presented. The networks can include a fabric of interconnected network nodes capable of providing multiple communication paths among edge devices. A topology manager constructs communication topologies according to restriction criteria based on required security levels (e.g., top secret, secret, unclassified, etc.). Established topologies do not have overlapping networking infrastructure to within the bounds of the restriction criteria as allowed by the security levels.04-25-2013
20130121696APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PHOTONIC NETWORKS - A node for use in a photonic network comprises an optical to electrical interface for receiving a traffic signal and an electrical to optical interface for outputting a traffic signal. A processor is adapted, in response to receiving a control plane message, to reconfigure at least one feature of an optical-to-electrical-to-optical conversion process carried out in the node, according to a type of traffic signal identified by the control plane message.05-16-2013
20080205890Method For Transmitting Lacs Protocol Via an Optical Communication Line - A technique for exchanging LCAS control information between a first network element and a second network element interconnected by a bi-directional optical communication line, while conveying substantially unidirectional data traffic in the form of a virtual concatenated group (VCG) binary stream transmitted in a first direction via the bi-directional optical communication line, the technique comprising: —in the first direction, transmitting the LCAS control information via the bi-directional optical communication line in the VCG binary stream, by placing the information in one or more overhead bytes conventionally specified for the VCG binary stream, —in a second (opposite) direction, transmitting the LCAS control information in an existing binary stream non-related to the above-mentioned unidirectional data traffic; the existing binary stream should pass via a communication trail connecting the first network element and the second network element but not obligatory coinciding with the above-mentioned line; the discussed information should be placed in one or more overhead bytes of the existing binary stream.08-28-2008
20080199180OPTICAL NETWORK TERMINAL AND A MESSAGE PROCESSING METHOD, A MESSAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND SYSTEM THEREOF - The present invention discloses a message processing method of optical network termination (ONT), including: the ONT receiving an uplink message; the ONT performing a corresponding VLAN tagging operation in accordance with the characteristic value of the uplink message, wherein at least two types of uplink messages with different characteristic values have different VLAN Tags after the uplink messages are processed by the ONT. The present invention also discloses a VLAN Tag processing apparatus, an optical network termination (ONT), and a passive optical network system, which enable subsequent network devices to process the messages from the ONT in diverse ways.08-21-2008
20110249970INLINE PACKET REPLICATION IN NETWORK DEVICES - In general, techniques are described for inline packet replication in network devices. A network device referred to as an optical line terminal (OLT) may implement the techniques. The OLT comprises a customer interface that supports different logical interfaces to which couple a plurality of optical network terminals (ONTs) and a network interface that receives a data unit. The OLT further comprises a conversion unit, such as a media access control (MAC) module, located in a data path of the optical line terminal that determines whether the received data unit is a candidate for replication. The conversion unit includes an inline packet processing module that performs replication to generate at least one copy of the data unit based on the determination that the received packet is a candidate for packet replication. The customer interface outputs the at least one copy of the data unit to the ONTs.10-13-2011
20120275790Power Saving Method, System and Optical Network Unit in Passive Optical Network - A power saving method in a passive optical network, including: when receiving an upstream burst timeslot allocated by the Optical Line Terminal (OLT) after a power supply of the Optical Network Unit (ONU) is turned off, the ONU dividing the upstream burst timeslot into one or more upstream burst timeslots; and the ONU turning on own laser in the upstream burst timeslot belonging to the ONU, and after sending one or more emergent Physical Layer Operations, Administration and Maintenance (PLOAM) messages to OLT in each upstream burst timeslot, promptly turning off the own laser. A power saving system in a passive optical network and an optical network unit is provided. The invention can decrease the power supply volume of an electric supply installation in a power-off ONU and reduce the cost of the electric supply installation.11-01-2012
20100316381SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CHANNEL-ADAPTIVE ERROR-RESILIENT BURST MODE TRANSMISSION - In a passive optical network, an upstream transmission rate from an ONT to an OLT can be optimized by matching a transmission scheme for a channel to the upstream transmission characteristics of the channel. An FEC coding can be made channel dependent so that channels with low error rates can use minimal protection, and therefore minimal overhead, while channels with high input bit error rates can use the level of FEC coding required to produce a desired output bit error rate.12-16-2010
20100316380SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CHANNEL-ADAPTIVE ERROR-RESILIENT TRANSMISSION TO MULTIPLE TRANSCEIVERS - In a passive optical network, a downstream transmission rate from an OLT to multiple ONTs can be optimized by matching a transmission scheme for frames addressed to a channel to the downstream transmission characteristics of the channel. An FEC coding can be made channel dependent so that channels with low error rates can use minimal protection, and therefore minimal overhead, while channels with high input bit error rates can use the level of FEC coding required to produce a desired output bit error rate.12-16-2010
20100316379METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMPROVED UPSTREAM FRAME SYNCHRONIZATION IN A PASSIVE OPTICAL NETWORK - In a passive optical network, upstream transmission frames from an ONU to an OLT can include additional delimiters that assist in overcoming high signal distortion at the beginning of the frame that can obscure an initial frame delimiter. The second delimiter can be inserted into the frame at various locations within the frame known to the OLT such that the OLT can active a delimiter detector at the beginning of a timing window for delimiter detection. The ONU can assist the OLT in synchronizing the frame by ensuring that a frame header immediately follows a second delimiter or appears at the start of a first FEC code block following the second delimiter. Depending on where the ONU inserts the second delimiter in the frame generation process, the second delimiter may be scrambled and/or may form part of the FEC.12-16-2010
20100316378Laser Source Based On Fabry-Perot Laser Diodes And Seeding Method Using The Same - Disclosed is directed to a laser source based on Fabry-Perot laser diodes (FP-LDs) and seeding method using the same. The laser source comprises a plurality of FP-LDs, an optical filter, and at least a fiber mirror. The FP-LDs are aligned to their corresponding filter modes of the optical filter, and output their optical spectrums. The optical spectrums are filtered via the optical filter then reflected into the FP-LDs. Each of the FP-LDs further outputs its optical spectrum with a form of continuous wave (CW) of single longitudinal mode (SLM). The outputted CWs may be treated as injected laser light sources. They may also be applied to the transmission architecture in wavelength-division-multiplexed passive optical networks.12-16-2010
20130156430DEVICE FOR USING A BROADBAND NETWORK AT A CUSTOMER'S PREMISES, METHOD OF OPERATING SUCH A DEVICE AND BROADBAND NETWORK SYSTEM UTILIZING SUCH A DEVICE - The invention relates to a piece of customer premises equipment (CPE) comprising a physical connector (06-20-2013
20130156431SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MULTIPLE SUB-OCTAVE BAND TRANSMISSIONS - A system and method for enabling multiple sub-octave band transmissions with reduced second order distortions is provided. For this method, first and second sub-octave bands are established. The second sub-octave band is spaced from the first sub-octave band by a non-transmission band. Digital signals are modulated onto RF carrier frequencies in the first and second band to produce first band RF signals and second band RF signals. The first and second band signals are converted into one or more light beams and transmitted over a fiber optic cable. After transmission, an optical receiver reconverts the light beam into an RF signal. Second order distortions outside a selected sub-octave band can be filtered from RF signal and a tuner used to tune in a selected carrier frequency. A receive modem can then be used to demodulate the tuned carrier frequency for receipt of its respective digital signal.06-20-2013
20110280575METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING A DIGITAL SIGNAL IN INVERSE MULTIPLEXING, PARTICULARLY VIA AN OPTICAL TRANSPORT NETWORK, AND RECEPTION DEVICE FOR A SYSTEM TO CARRY OUT THE METHOD - The invention relates to a method for the transmission of a digital signal in inverse multiplexing, particularly via an Optical Transport Network (OTN), in which a digital signal to be transmitted, which is split into a certain number M of several sub-signals, where each sub-signal of a transmit side of a transmission line assigned exclusively to this sub-signal is transmitted to a reception side of the assigned transmission line, and in which, on the reception side of the transmission lines, the sub-signals are reassembled to a digital reception signal. According to the invention, on the reception side, bit errors in the digital reception signal including their position in the digital reception signal are detected, and from the detected position of the bit errors and from the assignment of the individual bytes of the digital reception signal to the respective sub-signals and transmission lines, which assignment is also known on the reception side, it is determined to which sub-signal the detected bit errors were assigned. From this one or more parameters are determined, which characterize the transmission quality of the transmission lines assigned to each sub-signal and/or allow inferences to be drawn regarding which error mechanisms of the transmission line in question impact its transmission quality. In addition, the invention relates to a reception device for a system for the transmission of a digital signal in inverse multiplexing, which carries out this method.11-17-2011
20110311227Systems and Methods for Transferring Single-Ended Burst Signal Onto Differential Lines, Especially for Use in Burst-Mode Receiver - Systems and methods for transferring incoming single-ended burst signals of which at least one characteristic varies widely from burst to burst onto a pair of differential lines. The systems comprise an input for receiving an incoming burst signal, a signal adaptation block for adapting said widely varying characteristic and a single-ended-to-differential converter. In a first aspect a reset signal for resetting a settings determination block, which controls the signal adaptation block, is sent backwards over the differential lines, preferably using a common-mode signal. In a second aspect, a status freezing mechanism is employed for freezing the settings of the settings determination block after the end of the preamble of an incoming burst.12-22-2011
20130188951OPTICALLY MATCHED LASER ARRAY COUPLING ASSEMBLY FOR COUPLING LASER ARRAY TO ARRAYED WAVEGUIDE GRATING - A laser array optical coupling assembly may be used to couple a laser array to an arrayed waveguide grating (AWG), for example, in an optical transmitter in a wavelength division multiplexed (WDM) optical communication system. The laser array optical coupling assembly may include an optical fiber tip array with polished optical fiber tips providing a reduced mode field diameter to improve coupling efficiency with the laser array. The laser array optical coupling assembly may also include a direct coupling of the laser array to the AWG with modified AWG inputs reducing the mode field diameter to improve coupling efficiency with the laser array. The laser array optical coupling assembly may be used, for example, in an optical line terminal (OLT) in a WDM passive optical network (PON) or in other transmitters or transceivers in a WDM system capable of transmitting and receiving optical signals on multiple channel wavelengths.07-25-2013
20120008949CIRCUIT, CONTROL SYSTEM, CONTROL METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM FOR RECORDING PROGRAM - In order to provide a circuit which can realize high-speed frequency tracking performance while satisfying jitter/wander suppression performance, the circuit controls loop gain of a PLL means, which extracts a clock signal of a SDH signal or an Ethernet signal from an OTN signal, on the basis of a result of processing a jitter/wander component and a frequency change state on the basis of phase comparison data of the PLL means.01-12-2012
20120027409FEMTOCELL-BASED MESH NETWORK WITH OPTICAL INTERCONNECT FOR 4-G MULTIMEDIA COMMUNICATIONS - A network architecture for integrating a 4G wireless mesh network (WMN) with a 3-G network in order to effectively support multimedia communication is described. In one embodiment of the present invention, a wireless mesh network system comprises a plurality of routers each having a wireless optical interface; at least one base station having Internet backhaul and connecting to a wireless optical device; a computer media storing instructions for assigning at least one of the plurality of routers to act as an Internet gateway via said base station; wherein said assigned router and said base station communicating via a link between wireless optical interface of said assigned router and the wireless optical device connected to said base station, and said link is line-of-sight.02-02-2012
20120027408DIRECTIONLESS AND COLORLESS RECONFIGURABLE OPTICAL ADD/DROP MULTIPLEXER - The invention relates to a directionless and colorless reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexer (ROADM) for a number of clients comprising: 02-02-2012
20130202301Illumination System - The present invention allows flexible reinstallation of a region capable of communicating with a wireless LAN and a master and a repeater of a wireless LAN in conformity with a site to install an illumination system. Therefore, the present invention is an illumination system including an illumination unit using a device emitting a light by having a direct current power supplied thereto. The illumination system of the present invention includes: a general purpose terminal allowing to be connected to a communication system capable of communicating with an external device spaced apart from the illumination system, the terminal also capable of supplying an electric power to the communication system; and a conversion unit supplying the direct current power applied to the illumination unit to the general purpose terminal by converting the power to be used in the communication system.08-08-2013
20130202300OPTICAL LINE TERMINAL (OLT) OPTICAL MODULE ADAPTED TO PERFORM OPTICAL UNIT NETWORK (ONU) FUNCTIONALITY - An optical line terminal (OTL) operable in a passive optical network (PON) including a plurality of optical network units (ONUs). The OLT comprises an electrical module for generating continuous downstream signal and processing received upstream burst signals according to a communication protocol of the PON; an optical module for transmitting continuous optical signals over a first wavelength and receiving burst optical signals over a second wavelength, wherein the optical module further includes an optical network unit (ONU) traffic processing module being electrically coupled to the optical module and the electrical module, wherein the ONU traffic processing module is configured to emulate one of the ONUs of the PON; and an interface for interfacing between the electrical module and the optical module.08-08-2013
20120082456LOSSLESS ADJUSTMENT METHOD OF ODUFLEX CHANNEL BANDWIDTH AND ODUFLEX CHANNEL - The embodiments of the present invention relate to the field of communications technologies, and disclose a lossless adjustment method of ODUflex channel bandwidth and an ODUflex channel. The lossless adjustment method includes: respectively adjusting, according to bandwidth adjustment indication request information, a time slot occupied by an ODUflex frame in a higher order optical channel data unit at an egress side of each network node on an ODUflex channel; and adjusting, according to rate adjustment indication information, a transmission rate of the ODUflex frame of each network node on the ODUflex channel, to enable the transmission rate of each network node on the ODUflex channel to be unified.04-05-2012
20120087660METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DATA PROCESSING - A method and a device for data processing in an optical network element are suggested, wherein the optical network element changes between a low-speed mode and a high-speed mode of data transmission. In this manner, the optical network element has efficient power savings because it can effectively operate in the low-speed mode which requires less power consumption.04-12-2012
20120093509OPTICAL MULTIPLEXING TERMINATING DEVICE, WAVE-LENGTH MULTIPLEXING PASSIVE OPTICAL NETWORK SYSTEM, AND DOWNSTREAM WAVE-LENGTH TRANSMISSION METHOD - Provided is a passive optical network system, wherein the electric power to be consumed is reduced on the basis of the quantity of signal to be transmitted downstream in a WDM-PON where signals having different transmission rates for wavelengths are mixed. In the passive optical network system, an OLT (04-19-2012
20120093507Dynamic Circuit Adjustment - A system and method are provided for dynamically reconfiguring an optical circuit between a first node and a second node of a communication network. The system and method may include establishing a scheduling window for receiving a plurality of optical traffic demands, classifying the plurality of optical traffic demands into at least a set of bandwidth adjustable demands and a set of fixed bandwidth demands, provisioning a first set of provisioned wavelengths from the plurality of wavelengths to carry the set of fixed bandwidth demands during the scheduling window, allocating the bandwidth remaining on the first set of provisioned wavelengths to the set of bandwidth adjustable demands, and if necessary, provisioning a second set of provisioned wavelengths from the plurality of wavelengths to carry the bandwidth required by the set of bandwidth adjustable demands that could not be allocated to the first set of provisioned wavelengths.04-19-2012
20130209103METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DYNAMICALLY ALLOCATING BANDWIDTH TO A CLIENT IN A PASSIVE OPTICAL NETWORK - Embodiments of the present disclosure provide methods for allocating bandwidth to a plurality of traffic containers of a passive optical network. The method comprises receiving upstream data from a plurality of traffic containers of the passive optical network and passing the upstream data to a traffic manager. The method further comprises dynamically changing the allocated bandwidth based at least in part on the amount of the upstream data stored in one or more queues of the traffic manager.08-15-2013
20130209104Passive Optical Network Processor with a Programmable Data Path - A method and apparatus embodying some aspects of a packet processing communication system. The packet processing communication apparatus comprises a packet processor and a microprocessor. The packet processor is configured to process packets belonging to a certain flow through a plurality of processing stages of a programmable data-path. The microprocessor is in communication with the packet processor and is configured to process a user-defined function in the programmable data-path on designated packets belonging to the certain flow. The packets of respective flows to be processed by the microprocessor are designated in a mapping. The designated packets processed by the microprocessor are returned to one of the processing stages of the packet processor for further processing.08-15-2013

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