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A method of operation of an optical network communication system including: providing a planar lightwave circuit including: connecting 22 single-mode optical couplers in an array for forming a 1N single-mode optical splitter/combiner, and routing harvesting ports to an optical line terminal receiver for collecting harvested-light, from two or more of the harvesting ports, in the optical line terminal receiver wherein one of more of the harvesting ports is from the 22 single-mode optical couplers; transmitting to an optical network unit through the planar lightwave circuit at a first wavelength; and interpreting a response from the optical network unit at a second wavelength through the harvested-light.


A multiple-output laser component is described with a plurality of diode lasers in a common package, each of the diode lasers having distinct electrical control and optically coupled to a distinct output fiber, the component configured such that up to a maximum total output power can be selectively and dynamically partitioned among said diode lasers. The dynamic allocation can be based on demand for laser power in a fiber optic coupled to each diode laser. The multi-output laser component can be used to drive amplifiers associated with a multicast switch in some embodiments.


A data transceiver module, data transmission system incorporating same and methods related thereto, which include optical transmitters configured to receive an information bearing signal and generate an optical signal having a wavelength different from wavelengths generated by others of the plurality of optical transmitters; optical receivers configured to receive an optical signal having a wavelength matching one of the plurality of optical transmitters and convert it to an information bearing electrical signal; and a four level pulse-amplitude-modulator (PAM4) chip generating a pulse-amplitude-modulated information bearing signal input to at least one optical transmitter of the plurality of optical transmitters and receiving the information bearing from at least one optical receiver of the plurality of optical receivers and converting it to an information signal using pulse amplitude demodulation. Alternative embodiments include coherent-detection-based optical coherent receiver and coherent transmitter.


Patent
NeoPhotonics | Date: 2016-01-25

A tunable laser transmitter configured in a small package subassembly coupled to a printed circuit board. The tunable laser transmitter includes a housing with a volume formed by exterior walls. An electrical input interface is positioned at the first end of the housing. A first and a second optical output interface is positioned at the second end of the housing, the first output being configured to transmit a modulated optical beam, and the second output configured to transmit a cw beam to the local oscillator of an external receiver.


A system and method of operation of an optical network communication system includes: an optical fiber; an optical link attached to the optical fiber; a data transmitter for sending a downstream data message at a downstream data wavelength in the optical link; an optical time domain reflectometry (OTDR) transmitter for sending a OTDR broadcast pattern continuously at an OTDR wavelength different from the downstream data wavelength in the optical link; a broadband photo detector coupled to the optical fiber; and an OTDR receiver for receiving an OTDR reflected response pattern on the broadband photo detector during an open time slot not used for receiving an upstream data message for indicating an optical fault and for calculating an error distance along the optical fiber based on the optical fault.


A method of manufacture of an integrated circuit coupling system includes: forming a waveguide assembly, having a top clad over an open end of an optical core; forming a first photoresist having a base photoresist pattern shape with sloped photoresist sidewalls tapered down to expose a portion of the top clad; forming a recess having clad sidewalls from the portion of the top clad exposed by the base photoresist pattern shape, the clad sidewalls having a shape replicating a shape of the base photo resist pattern shape; and forming an optical vertical insertion area, from the clad sidewalls forming the recess, having a pocket trench, a horizontal step, and a mirror with a reflective material selectively applied to a section of the clad sidewalls and exposing the open end opposite to the mirror, the horizontal step between the mirror and the pocket trench.


Patent
NeoPhotonics | Date: 2014-10-20

Telecommunications switches are presented, including expandable optical switches that allow for a switch of N inputsM outputs to be expanded arbitrarily to a new number of N inputs and/or a new number of M outputs. Switches having internal switch blocks controlling signal bypass lines are also provided, with these switches being useful for the expandable switches.


Linearized optical transmitter units are described for a hybrid optical fiber coaxial cable network. The linearized optical transmitter unit can comprise a directly-modulated or externally-modulated laser optically coupled to an optical conduit directed to an optical fiber communications link and electrically coupled to an electrical RF source line that provides an RF source to drive the laser or an external modulator for a light beam from the laser. A linearization information electrical component comprising memory and/or a processor, and a data output configured to transmit linearization enabling data for input into a direct digital synthesis engine that enables the direct digital synthesis engine to generate an RF signal wherein nonlinear responses of the transmitter and/or the optical fiber communications link are pre-compensated, in which the data is specific for the optical transmitter and/or the optical fiber communications link. An electronic communication channel can connected to the data output of the electrical component to communicate the linearization enabling data external to the linearized optical transmitter unit suitable for communication to the direct digital synthesis engine. The linearized optical transmitter can be assembled in a plug-in module. Corresponding HFC systems and methods are also described.


Patent
NeoPhotonics | Date: 2016-04-18

A tunable laser configured in a small package subassembly including a gain chip positioned in the interior space between first and second tunable filter subassemblies. The tunable laser is packaged in either a rectangular or cylindrical housing, with an electrical input interface positioned at one end of the housing.


Patent
NeoPhotonics | Date: 2016-10-07

Optical telecommunication receivers and transmitters are described comprising dispersive elements and adjustable beam steering elements that are combined to provide optical grid tracking to adjust with very low power consumption to variations in the optical grid due to various changes, such as temperature fluctuations, age or other environmental or design changes. Thus, high bandwidth transmitters or receivers can be provides with low power consumption and/or low cost designs.

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