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2159 results about "Wavelength-division multiplexing" patented technology

In fiber-optic communications, wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) is a technology which multiplexes a number of optical carrier signals onto a single optical fiber by using different wavelengths (i.e., colors) of laser light. This technique enables bidirectional communications over one strand of fiber, as well as multiplication of capacity.

Integrated bi-directional dual axial gradient refractive index/diffraction grating wavelength division multiplexer

A wavelength division multiplexer/demultiplexer is provided that integrates axial gradient refractive index elements with a diffraction grating to provide efficient coupling from a plurality of input optical sources (each delivering a single wavelength to the device) which are multiplexed to a single polychromatic beam for output to a single output optical source. The device comprises: (a) means for accepting an optical input from at least one optical source, the means including a planar surface; (b) a first coupler element comprising (1) a first axial gradient refractive index collimating lens having a planar entrance surface onto which the optical input is incident and (2) a first homogeneous index boot lens affixed to the first collimating lens and having a planar exit surface from which optical light exits; (c) a diffraction grating formed on the planar exit surface which combines a plurality of angularly separated diffracted wavelengths from the optical light; (d) a reflecting element for reflecting the plurality of diffracted wavelengths; (e) a second coupler element comprising (1) a second homogeneous index boot lens having a planar entrance surface onto which said plurality of diffracted wavelengths is incident and (2) a second axial gradient refractive index collimating lens affixed to the second homogeneous index boot lens; and (f) means for outputting at least one multiplexed, polychromatic output beam to an optical receiver, the means including a planar back surface. The device may be operated in either the forward or the reverse direction.

Photonic node, photonic nodes for transmission and reception, and method of restoring traffic upon occurrence of link failure in optical path network

The present invention relates to a technology of an IP node for transferring IP packets accommodated in a wavelength division multiplexing optical signal. The optical IP node of the present invention includes a space switch unit supplied with a wavelength division multiplexing optical signal and a packet with another node destination and generating an optical signal with the self node destination and multiplexing the optical signal with another node destination and an optical signal caused by the packet together and generating the multiplexed signal, link failure detecting unit connected to an input side and an output side of the space switch unit, detecting link failure and generating a detection signal, an OAM packet transmitting unit for generating a monitoring packet at a predetermined time interval, and a traffic restoration control unit connected to the link failure detecting unit, selecting each optical signal depending on the wavelength in response to reception of the detection signal, switching the optical path and generating the optical signal. Each of the optical IP nodes carries out optical path switching on the wavelength division multiplexing optical signal and assignment of an IP packet to be transmitted to an optical signal and switching of the assignment. Thus, the number of optical wavelengths utilized for transmission can be reduced and the size of the optical IP node can be made small.
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