Finisar Patent Grants

Interconnect structure for E/O engines having impedance compensation at the integrated circuits' front end

Granted: January 10, 2017
Patent Number: 9544057
The present invention relates to an interconnect structure for coupling at least one electronic unit for outputting and/or receiving electric signals, and at least one optical unit for converting said electric signals into optical signals and/or vice versa, to a further electronic component. The interconnect structure comprises an electrically insulating substrate (102) and a plurality of signal lead pairs (104, 120) to be coupled between said electronic unit (108, 116) and a front end…

Communication module assembly with heat sink and methods of manufacture

Granted: January 10, 2017
Patent Number: 9545033
A communication assembly can include: a module device; a cage having a body defining a first open end that is configured to receive the module device therethrough and the body defining one or more first receiver members between the first end and a second end opposite of the first end, the one or more first receiver members having a first part of fastening system (e.g., two-part fastening system); and a heat sink adapted to be received into the cage so as to be thermally coupled with the…

Multichannel RF feedthroughs

Granted: January 3, 2017
Patent Number: 9538637
Multichannel RF Feedthroughs. In some examples, a multichannel RF feedthrough includes an internal portion and an external portion. The internal portion includes a top surface on which first and second sets of traces are formed. Each set of traces is configured as an electrical communication channel to carry electrical data signals. The external portion includes a bottom surface on which the first set of traces is formed and a top surface on which the second set of traces is formed. A…

Snap-mounted and pluggable optoelectronic module

Granted: December 20, 2016
Patent Number: 9525448
An example embodiment includes a snap-mountable optoelectronic module. The module includes a frame, a cover, and a module latch. The frame includes two or more post blocks that each defines a module latch receiver. The cover is configured to at least partially enclose an inner assembly and includes a module latch recess. The module latch includes pivots and a latch portion. The pivots are received in the module latch receivers such that the module latch is configurable in an unlatched…

Hybrid PCB with multi-unreinforced laminate

Granted: December 20, 2016
Patent Number: 9526185
A hybrid printed circuit board may include a top layer, a bottom layer, and a plurality of internal layers stacked up between the top layer and the bottom layer. The plurality of internal layers may include a first internal layer below the top layer and a second internal layer above the bottom layer. The hybrid printed circuit board may include first unreinforced laminate placed between the top layer and the first internal layer. The hybrid circuit board may additionally include second…

Latching mechanisms for pluggable electronic devices

Granted: December 13, 2016
Patent Number: 9520662
Latching mechanisms for pluggable electronic devices when received within a host cage of a host device. In one example embodiment, the host cage is configured to be connected to a host printed circuit board and configured to at least partially surround a host connector. The host cage includes a pair of inwardly biased leaf springs that extend toward the host connector and thereby engage with the latching mechanism of the pluggable electronic module in order to secure the pluggable…

Communication over multimode and single mode fiber

Granted: December 13, 2016
Patent Number: 9520943
An example embodiment includes a system for communicating an optical signal. The system includes an optical transmitter and an optical receiver. The optical transmitter includes one or more lasers configured to produce a light signal and a transmitter optical sub assembly (TOSA) receptacle. The TOSA receptacle optically couples the lasers to an optical fiber and launches a quasi-multimode optical signal (quasi-MM signal) that includes at least one lower order mode optical signal and at…

Optically enabled multi-chip modules

Granted: December 6, 2016
Patent Number: 9515746
An optically enabled multi-chip module has an optical engine transceiver and a host system chip. The optical engine transceiver has an optical engine front-end and an optical engine macro. The optical engine front-end has multiple laser diodes, laser driver circuitry electrically interfaced with each of the laser diodes, multiple photodiodes, amplifier circuitry electrically interfaced with each of the photodiodes, and at least one optical element optically positioned between the laser…

Differential TWE MZM driver for silicon photonics

Granted: November 29, 2016
Patent Number: 9507237
A differential TWE MZM includes a differential driver, first and second capacitors, and first and second terminations. The differential driver includes a first differential output and a second differential output that collectively form a differential pair. The first differential output is DC coupled to a cathode of a first arm optical phase shifter of a TWE MZM. The second differential output is DC coupled to a cathode of a second arm optical phase shifter of the TWE MZM. The first…

Automatic bias stabilization of dual-polarization in-phase and quadrature optical modulator

Granted: November 15, 2016
Patent Number: 9494810
Embodiments include a method and apparatus used for automatic bias stabilization of a DP IQM based on MZM for transmitting DP-QPSK optical data and/or DP-16QAM optical data. The apparatus simultaneously dithers DC-bias voltages of in-phase child, quadrature-phase child, and parent MZMs with three different dither patterns in time-domain which are mutually orthogonal to each other in the frequency-domain for X and Y polarization IQ modulators. Tap monitor photodiodes detect an…

Ultrafast high resolution optical channel monitor

Granted: November 8, 2016
Patent Number: 9490895
Described herein is an optical channel monitor (1) including a protective housing (3), an input port (5) disposed in the housing (3) and configured for receiving at least one input optical signal (7) including one or more optical channels separated by wavelength. A wavelength configurable laser (9) is located within the housing (3) and is configured to provide an optical reference signal (11) at a first wavelength (?r). The laser (9) is adapted to scan across a range of wavelengths…

Optical source monitoring system

Granted: November 1, 2016
Patent Number: 9485018
An example embodiment includes an optical transmission device. The optical transmission device includes an optical source, a collimator lens, and an optical monitor. The optical source is configured to transmit a channel of light. The collimator lens is configured to reflect a portion of the channel of light. The optical monitor is arranged to receive at least a first portion of the reflected channel of light directly from the collimator lens, and is configured to communicate a gross…

Heat-swap device and method

Granted: October 11, 2016
Patent Number: 9466943
A TOSA can include: a light emitting element; and one or more heating elements thermally coupled to the light emitting element so as to provide a substantially constant heat generation profile and/or temperature profile across the TOSA during a light emitting element dormant period and a light emitting element firing period. The TOSA can include a controller operably coupled with the one or more heating elements so as to control the substantially constant heat generation profile and/or…

Low power and compact area digital integrator for a digital phase detector

Granted: October 11, 2016
Patent Number: 9467153
In an example embodiment, a phase-locked loop circuit may include a first circuitry to receive a reference signal and a source signal. The first circuitry may generate a correction signal for demonstrating a difference in phase between the reference signal and the source signal. The phase-locked loop may include a second circuitry to receive the correction signal. The second circuitry may generate a digital signal for demonstrating a phase-to-digital conversion of the correction signal.…

3-D integrated package

Granted: September 6, 2016
Patent Number: 9437912
In an example embodiment, an electronics package includes one or more insulating layers and an electrically conductive transmission line. The electrically conductive transmission line includes a signal trace disposed substantially parallel to the one or more insulating layers. The electrically conductive transmission line further includes one or more signal vias electrically coupled to the signal trace. The one or more signal vias are configured to pass through at least a portion of the…

Electromagnetic power measurement and reporting

Granted: September 6, 2016
Patent Number: 9438354
A method to measure and report electromagnetic radiation power includes receiving electromagnetic radiation and generating an electrical signal having a magnitude based on the power of the electromagnetic radiation. An adjustable gain may be applied to the electrical signal to generate an amplified electrical signal that may be sampled to generate a digital sample. The adjustable gain may be controlled based on the value of the digital sample and the digital sample may be associated with…

Partial discrete fourier transform-spread in an orthogonal frequency division multiplexing system

Granted: September 6, 2016
Patent Number: 9438460
A method of transmitting data may include converting a stream of serial data bits into a set of parallel quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM) symbols. The method may additionally include applying a partial discrete Fourier transform-spread technique to transform a block of low-frequency subcarriers into a single-carrier QAM signal. The single-carrier QAM signal may bear information of a first subset of QAM symbols from the set of parallel QAM symbols. The method may additionally include…

Latch mechanism for communication module

Granted: August 23, 2016
Patent Number: 9423579
Some embodiments include a latch mechanism and an optoelectronic module that includes the latch mechanism. The latch mechanism may include a driver, a follower, a pivot member, and a cam member. The driver may be configured to rotate relative to a housing of the optoelectronic module about an axis of rotation. The follower may be configured to be slidably positioned relative the housing. The follower may include a resilient member configured to interface with the housing and may define…

Optoelectronic assembly for signal conversion

Granted: August 9, 2016
Patent Number: 9413464
Aspects of the present disclosure include an optoelectronic assembly with a housing that defines a cavity and includes a first component and a glass component disposed on an opposite side of the cavity from the first component. The glass component may include a first surface and a second surface and a lens located on the first surface. An optical transmitter and/or an optical receiver may be mechanically coupled to the first component within the cavity and oriented to emit optical…

Two-stage adiabatically coupled photonic systems

Granted: August 2, 2016
Patent Number: 9405066
In an example, a coupled system includes a first waveguide, at least one second waveguide, and an interposer. The first waveguide has a first refractive index n1 and a tapered end. The at least one second waveguide each has a second refractive index n2. The interposer includes a third waveguide having a third refractive index n3 and a coupler portion, where n1>n2>n3. The tapered end of the first waveguide is adiabatically coupled to a coupler portion of one of the at least one…