JDS Uniphase Patent Applications

UPGRADING A PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC GATE ARRAY IN AN IN-SERVICE PLUGGABLE TRANSCEIVER

Granted: January 21, 2016
Application Number: 20160020948
A programmable transceiver for a network element includes a programmable circuit including internal logic and control logic. Interfaces connect the programmable circuit to a network and a network element. The control logic facilitates programming of the internal logic responsive to an in-band program signal while the programmable circuit services network traffic received via at least one of the interfaces.

METAL-DIELECTRIC OPTICAL FILTER, SENSOR DEVICE, AND FABRICATION METHOD

Granted: December 24, 2015
Application Number: 20150369980
An optical filter, a sensor device including the optical filter, and a method of fabricating the optical filter are provided. The optical filter includes one or more dielectric layers and one or more metal layers stacked in alternation. The metal layers are intrinsically protected by the dielectric layers. In particular, the metal layers have tapered edges that are protectively covered by one or more of the dielectric layers.

BIDIRECTIONAL LONG CAVITY SEMICONDUCTOR LASER FOR IMPROVED POWER AND EFFICIENCY

Granted: November 19, 2015
Application Number: 20150333472
The invention relates to bi-directional long-cavity semiconductor lasers for high power applications having two AR coated facets (2AR) to provide an un-folded cavity with enhanced output power. The lasers exhibit more uniform photon and carrier density distributions along the cavity than conventional uni-directional high-power lasers, enabling longer lasers with greater output power and lasing efficiency due to reduced longitudinal hole burning. Optical sources are further provided…

TRANSMISSION LINK WITH MULTIPLE ORDER RAMAN PUMPS

Granted: October 8, 2015
Application Number: 20150288136
An optical transmission link pumped with multiple orders Raman pumps on both ends of the link is disclosed. At least one first-order Raman pump and at least two higher-order Raman pumps are provided on each end for reducing optical power variation of the optical signal along the optical transmission link. Wavelengths and optical power levels of the multiple-order Raman pumps and the additional Raman pump(s) can be selected by computer simulation to lessen the spatial optical power…

PACKAGED LASER DIODE AND METHOD OF PACKAGING A LASER DIODE

Granted: September 10, 2015
Application Number: 20150255949
A leadframe-type packaged laser diode is provided, in which the laser diode chip is electrically decoupled from the package. A leadframe-type package including a two-dimensional grid of electrodes encapsulated in a molded plastic framework allows batch processing of one- or two-dimensional arrays of leadframes, the batch processing including laser diode chips attachment, wirebonding, and packaging, with subsequent breakout of individual packaged laser diodes from the one- or…

WAVELENGTH SELECTION SWITCH

Granted: August 27, 2015
Application Number: 20150241690
A wavelength selection switch (1) equipped with: an input/output unit (10) having multiple input/output ports that input/output signal light; a light-collecting mirror (14) arranged in the light path of the signal light from the input/output unit; a dispersion element (13) having a dispersion part and a non-dispersion part that does not have a dispersion effect; and multiple deflection elements (16) arranged in the direction in which the signal light is dispersed. The light-collecting…

RANGE IMAGING DEVICES AND METHODS

Granted: August 13, 2015
Application Number: 20150229101
An array of laser diode emitters is used as an illumination source for a range imaging system. The laser diode emitters are disposed on a common substrate. When one of the emitters fails, the remaining emitters emit enough light to meet the output optical power specification. The emitters can be disposed with a tight spacing. The tight spacing facilitates packaging of the entire array into a compact single package on a common heat sink.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ORIENTING MAGNETIC FLAKES

Granted: August 6, 2015
Application Number: 20150217307
The invention relates to a method of aligning magnetic flakes, which includes: coating a substrate with a carrier having the flakes dispersed therein, moving the substrate in a magnetic field so as to align the flakes along force lines of the magnetic field in the absence of an effect from a solidifying means, and at least partially solidifying the carrier using a solidifying means while further moving the substrate in the magnetic field so as to secure the magnetic flakes in the carrier…

SPECTROSCOPIC CHARACTERIZATION OF SEAFOOD

Granted: July 23, 2015
Application Number: 20150204833
A method and apparatus for field spectroscopic characterization of seafood is disclosed. A portable NIR spectrometer is connected to an analyzer configured for performing a multivariate analysis of reflection spectra to determine qualitatively the true identities or quantitatively the freshness of seafood samples.

REDUCING OPTICAL ABERRATIONS WITH GRADED-INDEX OPTICS

Granted: June 11, 2015
Application Number: 20150160468
An aberration corrector and a method to reducing a spherical aberration are disclosed. The aberration corrector has a radial, rotationally symmetric variation of refractive index including a term varying in proportion to a fourth degree of a distance from the optical axis. Since the spherical aberration causes a wavefront deviation proportional to the fourth degree of distance from the optical axis, the spherical aberration can be reduced by the aberration corrector when its thickness…

MOPA LASER SOURCE WITH WAVELENGTH CONTROL

Granted: April 2, 2015
Application Number: 20150092800
The invention provides a wavelength-controlled pump MOPA laser and a method of operation thereof. A monolithic semiconductor MOPA laser chip has a DFB-laser based MO (master oscillator) and PA (power amplifier) sections formed in a same monolithic waveguide, and separate MO and PA electrodes for individual control of current injection into the MO and PA sections. The laser wavelength is defined by the DFB grating and is kept fixed by suitably controlling the MO current to compensate for…

OSA CAGE WITH REINFORCED CONNECTION TO PCB

Granted: March 26, 2015
Application Number: 20150086208
Direct pin attachment is the most compact method to connect the OSA and the PCBA, due to better performance in general and allows maximum PCBA space for more functionality. However, direct pin attachment can result in concentrated stress in the OSA-PCBA joint area, which can affect the reliability and yield of the module. To overcome the problem, an integrated transceiver cage and housing is provided including a direct pin attachment with reinforcing tabs, which are fixed to the PCBA…

CHARACTERIZING A DOWNSTREAM PATH OF A CABLE NETWORK

Granted: January 8, 2015
Application Number: 20150009340
Downstream channel parameters of a cable network are displayed in graphical form as a function of the channel number or center frequency. Such parameters, including digital channel demodulation parameters, may be plotted concurrently as frequency spectra, revealing frequency signatures of particular network impairments. Frequency spectra of MER, BER, IUC, carrier level, and in-band spectral response may be plotted concurrently in various combinations, providing a concise summary view of…

CABLE NETWORK SPECTRAL MEASUREMENT DURING UPSTREAM PACKET TRANSMISSION

Granted: January 8, 2015
Application Number: 20150009795
Apparatus and method are provided for obtaining an upstream signal spectrum as it was during a time of transmission of a received upstream data packet. The apparatus includes an analog-to-digital converter (ADC), a packet detector coupled to ADC, and a spectrum calculation unit coupled to the ADC and the packet detector. In operation, the spectrum calculation unit computes a spectrum of the digitized upstream signal as it was between the start and end times of the first packet. As a…

STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR EDGE-EMITTING DIODE PACKAGE HAVING DEFLECTORS AND DIFFUSERS

Granted: January 1, 2015
Application Number: 20150003482
A high field of view, low height package and wafer-level packaging process are provided. The top surface of a first wafer has recesses defined by sidewalls, with a reflector, and a floor. The reflector is incident a horizontal light path form an edge-emitting diode on the floor, directing the light path vertically. A second optically diffusing wafer receives the vertically directed light. A vertical ring to surround each recess is wafer-level fabricated on one of the wafers. The vertical…

BRIGHTNESS MULTI-EMITTER LASER DIODE MODULE AND METHOD

Granted: January 1, 2015
Application Number: 20150003484
Improved brightness and feedback multi-emitter laser diode modules and methods are provided. A plurality of laser diode emitters emit broad-area light beams in a beam direction. In cross-section, each beam is broad in its slow axis and narrow in its fast axis. Groups of downstream optical components collimate, shape, stack and direct the beams along a light path towards a beam spot (which may be fiber-coupled). After collimating, stacking and directing, the beams are Fourier transformed…

MEDICATION ASSURANCE SYSTEM AND METHOD

Granted: November 20, 2014
Application Number: 20140339428
A medication assurance system for verification of both the medication and the patient is disclosed. A portable spectrometer is used to obtain a light spectrum of the medication. A subject identification or biometric device is used to identify the patient. A controller coupled to the portable spectrometer and the subject identification device identifies the medication by performing a chemometric analysis of the light spectrum. Based on the medication identified and the patient identified,…

METHOD OF NETWORK NODE PERFORMANCE RANKING

Granted: November 20, 2014
Application Number: 20140344874
The invention relates to a method of determining maintenance priority for different portions of a CATV network. By calculating a health score for each node of the network based on a plurality of measurements performed downstream from the nodes, the nodes and the downstream segments of the network may be ranked according to their health score values, and the maintenance of the network segments may be prioritized based on the health ranking of the corresponding nodes. The health score for…

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MEASURING PACKET LOSS

Granted: November 6, 2014
Application Number: 20140328206
In a method of measuring packet loss, a flow of packets is identified at first and second locations in a network. The packets in the flow are counted at each of the first and second locations to provide first and second packet counts, respectively. When a trigger packet in the flow is identified at each of the first and second locations, the first and second packet counts are latched to provide latched first and second packet counts corresponding to same packets in the flow. The latched…

NON-DICHROIC OMNIDIRECTIONAL STRUCTURAL COLOR

Granted: May 15, 2014
Application Number: 20140133045
A non-dichroic omnidirectional structural color multilayer structure. The non-dichroic omnidirectional structural color multilayer structure has an absorbing layer, a first layer extending across the absorbing layer, and a second layer extending across the first layer. The multilayer structure can reflect a narrow band of electromagnetic radiation that has a width of less than 500 nanometers and a center wavelength shift of less than 200 nanometers when the multilayer structure is viewed…