Patents Assigned to JDS Uniphase Corporation
  • Patent number: 8908263
    Abstract: A very large more area active double clad optical waveguide doped with Nd3+ at a concentration of at least 0.1% by weight can be used to effectively amplify light at a wavelength of between 1050 nm and 1120 nm. At a doping concentration sufficient to provide a net optical absorption of at least 3 dB/m for the pump light at the wavelength of 795 to 815 nm or 883 to 887 nm, Nd3+ operates under much lower inversion levels than Yb3+. Due to the lower inversion levels, the Nd3+ doped waveguide is subject to reduced pump bleaching or photodarkening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: JDS Uniphase Corporation
    Inventor: Martin H. Muendel
  • Patent number: 8901412
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to multiple quantum well (MQW) structures for intrinsic regions of monolithic photovoltaic junctions within solar cells which are substantially lattice matched to GaAs or Ge. The disclosed MQW structures incorporate quantum wells formed of quaternary InGaAsP, between barriers of InGaP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: JDS Uniphase Corporation
    Inventor: John Roberts
  • Publication number: 20140344874
    Abstract: 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 a node may be computed based on a plurality of tilt- and modulation-normalized frequency scans of the network signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: JDS Uniphase Corporation
    Inventor: Eric OLSEN
  • Publication number: 20140339428
    Abstract: 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, the controller can determine if the medication is to be taken by the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: JDS UNIPHASE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nada A. O'BRIEN, Christopher G. PEDERSON
  • Patent number: 8889517
    Abstract: A broadband, omnidirectional, multi-layer, dielectric reflector for an LED in a white light emitting device provides both near 100% reflectivity across the visible spectrum of light, and electrical insulation between the substrate and the electrical circuitry used to power and control the LED. When a sealant material, having a higher index of refraction than air, is used to protect the LED and the accompanying electrical circuitry, an aluminum reflector layer or substrate is provided to make up for the loss of reflectivity at certain angles of incidence. The dielectric reflector includes two separate sections with two different thicknesses, a thinner section below the LED providing better heat conductivity, and a thicker section surrounding the LED providing better reflectivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: JDS Uniphase Corporation
    Inventors: Richard A. Bradley, Jr., Georg J. Ockenfuss
  • Patent number: 8890812
    Abstract: A user interface apparatus and a method for adjusting the apparatus are disclosed. A position and/or a viewing angle of the user is tracked, and graphical interface objects are adjusted to keep them visible at different user's distances and viewing angles. For example, as the user steps away from the display, the objects on the display can be proportionally enlarged to make them appear of the same size to the user. The sensitivity of a gesture recognition system to the user's movements and gestures can be also adjusted to facilitate manipulation of the objects by the user at different distances from the display of the graphical user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: JDS Uniphase Corporation
    Inventor: Bryed Billerbeck
  • Patent number: 8885245
    Abstract: A multi-layer hidden hinge and actuator design for high fill factor biaxial MEMS mirror array for wavelength selective switches (WSS) including a coarsely aligned orthogonal vertical comb drive and/or parallel plate actuator. Each micro-mirror in the MEMS linear piano micro-mirror array comprises a reflective body/mirror layer, a ground/hinge layer and a hot electrode/substrate layer. To increase the amount of surface area available for the hot and ground electrodes, the dimensions of the ground/hinge layer are extended longitudinally or laterally across the air gap between reflective layers to beneath the adjacent reflective layer. Ideally, diffraction patterns are formed on the surface of the ground/hinge layer to prevent stray light from reflecting back into the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: JDS Uniphase Corporation
    Inventors: Abdul Jaleel K. Moidu, John Michael Miller
  • Publication number: 20140328206
    Abstract: 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 first and second packet counts are compared to measure packet loss between the first and second locations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: JDS Uniphase Corporation
    Inventors: Lai-chong May CHAN, Gabriel BLACK
  • Patent number: 8879054
    Abstract: A source generates an optical test signal sweeping a bandwidth of wavelengths over time. The test signal is applied to a device under test (DUT) to generate a response signal. A timing signal generator connected to the source generates a timing signal having triggers at time instances corresponding to known wavelengths of the test signal. A DUT detector samples the DUT response signal generating sampled DUT data using a sampling period that is shorter than a shortest time between timing signal triggers. A correlator receives the timing signal, the known wavelengths associated with the timing signal triggers, the sampled DUT data and the DUT detector sampling period then correlates each sampled DUT datum to a wavelength of the test signal that was applied to the DUT when the DUT datum was sampled by interpolating the known wavelengths using the trigger time instances and the DUT detector sampling period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: JDS Uniphase Corporation
    Inventors: Chris Wagner, Eugene Chan
  • Patent number: 8879669
    Abstract: A diagnostic data acquisition system for analyzing impairments in a QAM digital communication system is triggered by diagnostic data generated by a QAM demodulator when demodulating a QAM signal. Upon triggering, the data acquisition system can capture the diagnostic data used for triggering, and/or some other diagnostic data. The captured data may be stored for subsequent analysis to determine a probable cause of the impairment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: JDS Uniphase Corporation
    Inventor: Gregory W. Massey
  • Patent number: 8879589
    Abstract: A beam-stabilized laser system using optical frequency conversion in a nonlinear optical crystal is disclosed. An optimal phase-matching angle in the crystal depends on both wavelength and temperature. If the crystal temperature changes, the optimal phase-matching direction will change as well. A different wavelength can be selected so that the optimal phase-matching occurs along the original beam path and returns the output beam to the original direction. Thus, a central wavelength of the laser beam illuminating the nonlinear optical crystal can be slightly adjusted to compensate for the pointing drift. Since the illuminating wavelength can normally be tuned much faster than the crystal temperature, a more agile and responsive pointing stabilization can be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: JDS Uniphase Corporation
    Inventors: Martin H. Muendel, Loren Eyres
  • Patent number: 8873896
    Abstract: An electro-optical phase modulator, dual polarization modulator applying that modulator and a phase modulation method are disclosed. A waveguide in an electro-optical substrate has at least two electrodes for modulating the waveguide. Each electrode receives a sequential bit of a precoded digital input and forms a shifting line from a first input end through interaction lengths near the waveguide causing modulation, shifted lengths distal from the waveguide for avoiding modulating the waveguide and transitions between these lengths by shifting the electrode away from or towards the waveguide. At least one electrode has a shorter interaction length closer to the input than a longer interaction length of the same electrode. Each electrode's modulation strength is proportional to its total interaction length, which doubles for each electrode, producing well matched S21 electro-optical responses from 10 kHz to 50 GHz, when shifted to account for the doubling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: JDS Uniphase Corporation
    Inventor: Karl Kissa
  • Patent number: 8874720
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for monitoring telecommunications network elements, especially where direct access to those network elements is not available. The invention allows a network manager to build and maintain significant relationship information, as well as model the state of network elements with a high degree of accuracy, but based only on the information contained within the transactions built from the network traffic which is being monitored. In particular, it allows the network manager to obtain the same results that would previously have required direct access to an operator's network elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: JDS Uniphase Corporation
    Inventors: Bruce Gilmour, Donald MacGregor Scobbie, Gavin David Lauchlan, Stuart Edward Thomson
  • Patent number: 8873904
    Abstract: A wavelength selective switch according to the present invention includes at least one input port for inputting wavelength-multiplexed light, a dispersive element which receives the light from the input port, and disperses the received light, a light converging element which converges dispersed light which has been dispersed for each wavelength, a light deflecting member having a plurality of reflecting optical elements which are capable of independently deflecting each dispersed light from the light converging element, and at least one output port which receives light which has been deflected by the light deflecting member. An area having a reflectivity higher than a central area of the reflecting surface is formed in at least a part of an end portion of the reflecting surface in the dispersive direction by the dispersive element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: JDS Uniphase Corporation
    Inventor: Satoshi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 8864958
    Abstract: A method and sputter-deposition system for depositing a layer composed of a mixture of materials and having a predetermined refractive index are provided. The sputter-deposition system includes a plurality of target cathodes, each of which comprises a target material having a different composition, that are powered by a single DC power supply. The plurality of target cathodes are cosputtered to deposit a layer composed of a mixture of materials on a substrate. The composite refractive index of the layer is controlled by adjusting an operating parameter of the plurality of target cathodes. Suitable operating parameters include cathode power, cathode voltage, cathode current, an angle between a cathode support and the substrate, and a flow rate of a reactive gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: JDS Uniphase Corporation
    Inventors: Markus K. Tilsch, Joseph Smith, Marius Grigonis
  • Patent number: 8861556
    Abstract: A spatially modulated waveguide Bragg grating mirror is suspended over a substrate by plurality of fingers extending laterally away from the waveguide centerline. The positions of the fingers are coordinated with the positions of crests and valleys of amplitude or phase modulation of the Bragg grating, to avoid disturbing the Bragg grating when it is tuned by heating. When the Bragg grating is heated, the heat flows through the fingers creating a quasi-periodic refractive index variation along the Bragg grating due to quasi-periodic temperature variation created by the heat flow from the grating through the supporting fingers. Due to coordination of the positions of supporting fingers with positions of the crests and valleys of modulation, the optical phase coherence is maintained along the Bragg grating, so that the spectral lineshape or filtering property of the Bragg grating is substantially preserved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: JDS Uniphase Corporation
    Inventor: Michael C. Larson
  • Patent number: 8849071
    Abstract: The invention relates to waveguide optical modulators wherein two or more waveguides are modulated with specific modulation strengths using a single straight signal electrode or a single multi-segment signal electrode. Modulation strengths for each of a plurality of waveguides modulated by a single multi-segment electrode are matched over a wide modulation frequency range. Linearized output characteristics with respect to second and third order distortions arc achieved in one aspect of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: JDS Uniphase Corporation
    Inventors: Karl Kissa, Gregory J. McBrien
  • Patent number: 8849077
    Abstract: A wavelength selective switch includes a light input output portion having an input port and an output port for wavelength-multiplexed light, which are arranged in an array form in a first direction, a light dispersive unit which separates the wavelength-multiplexed light input from the input port, into signal wavelengths, a condenser element which condenses light separated into the signal wavelengths, and a light deflective element array which deflects the signal light in the first direction such that, respective signal wavelength light condensed by the condenser element is switched to a desired output port. In such wavelength selective switch, the light input output portion is divided into m groups, and the light deflective element array is arranged in m rows in the first direction to correspond with the m groups of the light input output portion, wherein m is an integer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: JDS Uniphase Corporation
    Inventor: Koji Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 8847698
    Abstract: A high-speed feedthrough (HSFT) is disclosed for transmitting a signal having a highest frequency of at least 10 GHz between first and second locations separated by a vertical distance of at least approximately half of the shortest transmitted wavelength, and separated by a horizontal distance. A substrate structure includes multiple stacked layers. An RF transmission line is connected through the structure between the first and second locations for transmitting the signal. The RF transmission line comprises a series of sequentially connected horizontal conductors having lengths less than half of the effective wavelength and vertical conductors having heights less than one quarter of the effective wavelength, thereby spanning the horizontal and vertical distance between the two locations in a stairs-like shape through the structure's layers. Each conductor's geometry may deviate from standard 50 ohm buried strip lines and is optimized for complete 3-dimensional structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: JDS Uniphase Corporation
    Inventors: Nikolai Morozov, Zhong Pan
  • Patent number: 8774569
    Abstract: The invention relates to an optical device including a passive high confinement waveguide, such as of silicon-rich silicon nitride, on an electro-optic substrate, like lithium niobate, optically coupled to a waveguide in the electro-optic substrate. A wide range of electro-optic devices are enabled by this high confinement waveguide structure, including: directional couplers, compact tap couplers, folded electro-optic devices, electro-optic modulators including ring resonators, electro-optic gratings. Further applications enabled by the present invention include hybrid passive planar lightwave circuits (PLC) integrated with electro-optically active waveguides, using the high confinement waveguide as an intermediary waveguide to transfer optical power between the passive and active components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: JDS Uniphase Corporation
    Inventors: David J. Dougherty, Karl Kissa