Oclaro Patent Grants

Optical module, optical transceiver, printed circuit board, and flexible printed circuit board

Granted: January 10, 2017
Patent Number: 9544059
An optical module includes: a first circuit board including a first signal terminal part and a first ground terminal part formed on a front surface; and a second circuit board including a second signal terminal part and a second ground terminal part formed on a back surface. The first circuit board further includes: a first dielectric layer; a first signal wire formed on a front surface of the first dielectric layer; a first ground conductor layer formed on a back surface of the first…

Optical module and method of manufacturing optical module

Granted: December 27, 2016
Patent Number: 9530907
An optical module includes an optical semiconductor device and a stem including a lead terminal configured to perform at least one of transmitting an electric signal to the optical semiconductor device or transmitting an electric signal output from the optical semiconductor device. The optical module also includes a substrate having a ground layer, a first opening through which the lead terminal passes, and a connecting portion configured to electrically connect the stem and the ground…

Optical transmission module and manufacturing method thereof

Granted: December 20, 2016
Patent Number: 9523825
An optical transmission module in which optical axis adjustment is possible in a wide range and with a high accuracy, and a method of manufacturing the optical transmission module are provided. An optical transmission module includes a light source that outputs light, a mirror that reflects the light output by the light source, a lever on which the mirror is arranged and that has a fulcrum, a lens that converges the light reflected by the mirror, and a waveguide that transfers the light…

Optoelectronic assembly

Granted: November 29, 2016
Patent Number: 9509118
The invention relates to an optoelectronic assembly. The optoelectronic assembly comprises one or more optoelectronic components and a housing. The housing comprises an outer wall electrically connected to the one or more optoelectronic elements. The housing is configured to provide an electrical interface between the one or more optoelectronic components and an external electronic device. The electrical connection between the outer wall and the one or more optoelectronic components…

Optical module

Granted: November 22, 2016
Patent Number: 9500825
A flexible wiring board includes a conductive film provided on one surface of a substrate. The conductive film includes a plurality of pad portions to which a plurality of connection electrodes are respectively bonded with solder, and a wiring portion extending in a direction crossing a row in which the plurality of pad portions are arranged. The plurality of pad portions include a terminal portion electrically connected with the wiring portion, and at least two land portions located on…

Reduced length optoelectronic devices

Granted: November 8, 2016
Patent Number: 9488784
There is described an optoelectronic device having a housing and a chip housed by the housing. At least a portion of the chip protrudes through an aperture in a wall of the housing. There is further provided an optoelectronic module comprising such an optoelectronic device and electronic control circuitry adapted to control the operation of the optoelectronic device.

Sacrificial waveguide test structures

Granted: July 19, 2016
Patent Number: 9395488
Sacrificial optical test structures are constructed upon a wafer of pre-cleaved optical chips for testing the optical functions of the pre-cleaved optical chips. The sacrificial optical structures are disabled upon the cleaving the optical chips from the wafer and the cleaved optical chips can be used for their desired end functions. The test structures may remain on the cleaved optical chips or they may be discarded.

Semiconductor DBR laser

Granted: May 31, 2016
Patent Number: 9356425
A semiconductor distributed Bragg reflector laser configured for single longitudinal mode operation, having an optical waveguide comprising an optical gain section, a first reflector being a first distributed Bragg reflector (DBR) section comprising a grating configured to produce a reflection spectrum having one or more first reflective peaks, and a second reflector, wherein the first DBR section is configured to compensate for thermal chirp that is induced inhomogeneously along the…

Optical semiconductor resonator, optical semiconductor device, and optical module

Granted: May 10, 2016
Patent Number: 9335483
In order to prevent non-uniformity in emission wavelength among different sites along an optical axis direction, provided is a resonator portion including: a waveguide which includes at least two areas where an effective refraction index varies in the optical axis direction; and diffraction gratings formed along the optical axis direction of the waveguide. The diffraction grating that is formed in one of the at least two areas of the waveguide where the effective refraction index is…

Optical receiver module

Granted: April 12, 2016
Patent Number: 9312965
An optical receiver module capable of increasing the range in which the error in distance between a collecting lens and a light receiving section is allowed is provided. In the optical receiver module according to the invention, the optical receiver includes a semiconductor substrate to which the light from the collecting lens is input, and through which the light passes, and a light receiving section disposed on a side (a reverse side) of the semiconductor substrate, the side being…

Semiconductor laser and optical semiconductor device

Granted: February 16, 2016
Patent Number: 9263852
In the semiconductor laser including a diffraction grating in which a first diffraction grating region with a first pitch, a second diffraction grating region with a second pitch and a third diffraction grating region with the first pitch, an anti-reflection film coated on an end facet to the light-emitting side, and a reflection film coated on an opposite end facet, the first diffraction grating region is greater than the third diffraction grating region, and the second diffraction…

Optical device having a substrate and a laser unit that emits light into the substrate

Granted: January 26, 2016
Patent Number: 9244231
An optical device includes a first substrate, having first and second surfaces, and a second substrate having a third surface. The first substrate includes: a laser unit, having an active layer and emitting light into the first substrate from the active layer; a reflecting mirror, having a plane obliquely intersecting an optical axis of light emitted from the laser unit, and being formed on the first surface so as to reflect the light toward the second surface; and a convex lens, being…

Optical waveguide arrangements comprising an auxiliary waveguide-like structure

Granted: December 22, 2015
Patent Number: 9217827
An optical waveguide arrangement is provided which comprises an active ridge waveguide structure 12 formed by etching of a semiconductor substrate 1, 2, 3. There is also provided an auxiliary waveguide-like structure 8 formed on the substrate adjacent the active ridge waveguide structure 12 to control the etched profile of the active waveguide structure. The arrangement of the auxiliary structure 8 on the substrate controls the etched profile over the cross-section of the active…

Monolithically integrated tunable semiconductor laser

Granted: December 8, 2015
Patent Number: 9209601
A monolithically integrated, tunable semiconductor laser with an optical waveguide, comprising a laser chip having epitaxial layers on a substrate and having first and second reflectors bounding an optical gain section and a passive section, wherein at least one of the reflectors is a distributed Bragg reflector section comprising a grating and configured to have a tunable reflection spectrum, wherein the laser is provided with a common earth electrode, wherein control electrodes are…

Monolithically integrated tunable semiconductor laser

Granted: December 8, 2015
Patent Number: 9209602
A monolithically integrated, tunable semiconductor laser with an optical waveguide, comprising epitaxial layers on a substrate and having first and second reflectors bounding an optical gain section and a non-driven region, wherein at least one of the reflectors is a distributed Bragg reflector section configured to have a tunable reflection spectrum, wherein control electrodes are provided to at least the optical gain section, and the distributed Bragg reflector section, and wherein the…

Optical receiver module including a thin film resistor parallel connected to a bias pad

Granted: December 8, 2015
Patent Number: 9209756
An optical receiver module includes a light receiving element that converts a received light signal into an electric signal, a bias pad supplied with a bias power. The bias pad is included in the light receiving element and/or a carrier on which the light receiving element is mounted. The optical receiver module also includes a thin film resistor arranged in contact with the bias pad so as to connect in parallel to the bias pad. An electric resistance of the thin film resistor is larger…

Thermal locker

Granted: December 1, 2015
Patent Number: 9203206
An assembly includes an etalon assembly for dynamically locking a frequency of an optical beam to a set frequency, the etalon assembly being external to a laser source assembly that outputs the optical beam. The etalon assembly includes an etalon that receives the optical beam and generates via interference effects a transmission beam, the etalon having a thermal tuning range greater than one half of a free spectral range of the etalon. The etalon assembly also includes an etalon heater…

Optical module and method of controlling optical module

Granted: November 10, 2015
Patent Number: 9184557
Provided is an optical module in which a temperature of a semiconductor element to be subjected to temperature control is controlled to fall within a desired operating temperature range regardless of whether an environmental temperature is outside or inside the operating temperature range of the semiconductor element, and which is stably operated with low power consumption. A control section 30 determines, based on the environmental temperature having a temperature range of from a first…

Optical semiconductor modulator device and optical module

Granted: October 20, 2015
Patent Number: 9164349
In an optical semiconductor device related to the present invention, a first light source outputting light having a first polarization, a second light source outputting light having a second polarization, a first optical modulator being optically connected to an output side of the first light source and modulating the light that is output from the first light source to output a light signal, a second optical modulator being optically connected to an output side of the second light source…

Optical device, modulator module, and method for manufacturing the optical device

Granted: August 18, 2015
Patent Number: 9110315
An optical device includes a ridge-like optical waveguide portion, a mesa protector portion that is arranged in parallel to the optical waveguide portion, a resin portion that covers upper parts of the mesa protector portion and is disposed at both sides of the mesa protector portion, an electrode that is disposed on the optical waveguide portion, an electrode pad that is disposed on the resin portion located at an opposite side to the optical waveguide portion with respect to the mesa…