Oclaro Patent Grants

Optical signal generator

Granted: August 8, 2017
Patent Number: 9726914
Preferable simultaneous achievement of the target characteristics with respect to both of the modulation bandwidth and the extinction ratio in the optical intensity modulation using the electro-absorption optical modulator is realized with a simple circuit configuration. The modulator integrated semiconductor laser element includes a plurality of EA modulators disposed in series in an optical signal path, and each adapted to absorb light in accordance with an applied voltage. The…

Optical transceiver

Granted: July 11, 2017
Patent Number: 9703053
An optical transceiver is configured to use, as an electric signal, a digital modulation signal having a predetermined bit rate. The optical transceiver includes a case having a space for storing a component therein and a resistor being arranged between upper and lower surfaces of the space and having conductance of from 1 S/m to 1,000 S/m. The space has a height equal to or less than a wavelength in a free space of an electromagnetic wave of a frequency corresponding to the…

Optical transmission module and optical transceiver

Granted: July 11, 2017
Patent Number: 9705602
The optical transmission module, which is configured to input differential signals including a positive-phase signal and a negative-phase signal, includes: a laser oscillator configured to output laser light; an optical modulator configured to modulate the laser light based on the positive-phase signal; a negative-phase terminating resistor configured to terminate the negative-phase signal; a Peltier device including a first region and a second region in which heat is exchanged; a…

Optical module

Granted: June 27, 2017
Patent Number: 9692203
An optical module includes: a wiring substrate that has a wiring pattern including a connecting portion and is arranged on an optical subassembly so as to be electrically connected thereto; and a flexible insulating layer formed between the optical subassembly and the wiring substrate. The optical subassembly includes: a conductive stem that has a surface opposed to the wiring substrate, the conductive stem being shaped so that the surface has a through hole opened therein and being…

Optical transmission module and manufacturing method thereof

Granted: May 30, 2017
Patent Number: 9664866
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…

Horizontal cavity surface emitting laser device

Granted: March 21, 2017
Patent Number: 9601903
A horizontal cavity surface emitting laser device includes an active layer configured to generate light to be emitted in one direction along the one surface of a semiconductor substrate and in another direction opposite to the one direction. The device also includes a rear distributed Bragg reflector unit configured to reflect the light. The rear distributed Bragg reflector unit includes a waveguide layer configured to guide light and a distributed Bragg reflector configured to reflect…

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…