Patents by Inventor Atul Mathur

Atul Mathur has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20070242918
    Abstract: A photonic integrated circuit (PIC) chip comprising an array of modulated sources, each providing a modulated signal output at a channel wavelength different from the channel wavelength of other modulated sources and a wavelength selective combiner having an input optically coupled to received all the signal outputs from the modulated sources and provide a combined output signal on an output waveguide from the chip. The modulated sources, combiner and output waveguide are all integrated on the same chip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2007
    Publication date: October 18, 2007
    Applicant: INFINERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: David Welch, Vincent Dominic, Fred Kish, Mark Missey, Radhakrishnan Nagarajan, Atul Mathur, Frank Peters, Robert Taylor, Matthew Mitchell, Alan Nilsson, Stephen Grubb, Richard Schneider, Charles Joyner, Jonas Webjorn, Drew Perkins
  • Publication number: 20070242919
    Abstract: A photonic integrated circuit (PIC) chip comprising an array of modulated sources, each providing a modulated signal output at a channel wavelength different from the channel wavelength of other modulated sources and a wavelength selective combiner having an input optically coupled to received all the signal outputs from the modulated sources and provide a combined output signal on an output waveguide from the chip. The modulated sources, combiner and output waveguide are all integrated on the same chip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2007
    Publication date: October 18, 2007
    Applicant: INFINERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: David Welch, Vincent Dominic, Fred Kish, Mark Missey, Radhakrishnan Nagarajan, Atul Mathur, Frank Peters, Robert Taylor, Matthew Mitchell, Alan Nilsson, Stephen Grubb, Richard Schneider, Charles Joyner, Jonas Webjorn, Drew Perkins
  • Patent number: 7283694
    Abstract: A photonic integrated circuit (PIC) chip comprising an array of modulated sources, each providing a modulated signal output at a channel wavelength different from the channel wavelength of other modulated sources and a wavelength selective combiner having an input optically coupled to received all the signal outputs from the modulated sources and provide a combined output signal on an output waveguide from the chip. The modulated sources, combiner and output waveguide are all integrated on the same chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2007
    Assignee: Infinera Corporation
    Inventors: David F. Welch, Vincent G. Dominic, Fred A. Kish, Jr., Mark J. Missey, Radhakrishnan L. Nagarajan, Atul Mathur, Frank H. Peters, Robert B. Taylor, Matthew L. Mitchell, Alan C. Nilsson, Stephen G. Grubb, Richard P. Schneider, Charles H. Joyner, Jonas Webjorn, Drew D. Perkins
  • Publication number: 20070183738
    Abstract: Monolithic photonic integrated circuits (PICs) utilize forward error correction (FEC) joint encoder or plural encoders or a joint decoder or plural decoders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2007
    Publication date: August 9, 2007
    Applicant: INFINERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: David Welch, Radhakrishnan Nagarajan, Fred Kish, Mark Missey, Vincent Dominic, Atul Mathur, Frank Peters, Charles Joyner, Richard Schneider, Ting-Kuang Chiang
  • Patent number: 7236656
    Abstract: An optical transport network comprises a monolithic transmitter photonic integrated circuit (TxPIC) InP-based chip and a monolithic receiver photonic integrated circuit (RxPIC) InP-based chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2007
    Assignee: Infinera Corporation
    Inventors: David F. Welch, Radhakrishnan L. Nagarajan, Fred A. Kish, Jr., Mark J. Missey, Vincent G. Dominic, Atul Mathur, Frank H. Peters, Charles H. Joyner, Richard P. Schneider, Ting-Kuang Chiang
  • Patent number: 7158699
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for optimizing optical channel signal demultiplexing in a monolithic receiver photonic integrated circuit (RxPIC) chip by providing an integrated channel signal demultiplexing with multiple waveguide input verniers provided to an WDM signal demultiplexer. The RxPIC chip may optionally include an integrated amplifier in at least some of the waveguide input verniers. The RxPIC chip may be comprised of, in monolithic form, a plurality of optional semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOAs) at the input of the chip to receive a WDM signal from an optical link which is provided along a plurality of waveguide input verniers to an integrated optical demultiplexer, such as, but not limited to, an arrayed waveguide grating (AWG), as a WDM signal demultiplexer. Thus, optical outputs from the respective semiconductor laser amplifiers are provided as vernier inputs to the optical demultiplexer forming a plurality of input verniers at the input to the optical demultiplexer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2007
    Assignee: Infinera Corporation
    Inventors: David F. Welch, Radhakrishnan L. Nagarajan, Fred A. Kish, Jr., Mark J. Missey, Vincent G. Dominic, Atul Mathur, Frank H. Peters, Charles H. Joyner
  • Patent number: 7123786
    Abstract: An optical-to-electrical-to-optical converter comprises a monolithic receiver photonic integrated circuit (RxPIC) InP-based chip comprising an optical waveguide formed in the chip from a chip input to receive a first multiplexed channel signal from an optical link and provide them to an arrayed waveguide grating (AWG) which demultiplexes the multiplexed channel signals and provides a plurality of electrical channel signals to an electronic regenerator. The regenerator regenerates the electrical channel signals to an original signal waveform and provides the reformed electrical signals to a monolithic transmitter photonic integrated circuit (TxPIC) InP-based chip having an array of modulated sources formed in the chip that are coupled as inputs to an arrayed waveguide grating (AWG). The TxPIC modulates the reformed electrical signals to form a plurality of optical channel sign which are combined to form a second first multiplexed channel signal for transmission on an optical link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2006
    Assignee: Infinera Corporation
    Inventors: David F. Welch, Radhakrishnan L. Nagarajan, Fred A. Kish, Jr., Mark J. Missey, Vincent G. Dominic, Atul Mathur, Frank H. Peters, Charles H. Joyner, Richard P. Schneider, Ting-Kuang Chiang
  • Publication number: 20060228067
    Abstract: A monolithic photonic integrated circuit (PIC) chip where the active waveguide cores of the modulated sources of the PIC are multiple quantum wells (MQWs) and the passive waveguide cores of an optical combiner are a bulk layer or material. The cores of the waveguide cores may be a quaternary such as InGaAsP or InAlGaAs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2006
    Publication date: October 12, 2006
    Applicant: Infinera Corporation
    Inventors: Charles Joyner, Fred Kish, Frank Peters, Atul Mathur, David Welch, Andrew Dentai, Damien Lambert, Richard Schneider, Mark Missey
  • Patent number: 7116851
    Abstract: Photonic integrated circuits (PICs), also referred to as opto-electronic integrated circuits (OEICs), and more particularly to a PIC in the form of an optical receiver PIC or RxPIC chip and an optical transmitter PIC (TxPIC) are employed in an optical transport network. Integrated on the RxPIC chip, starting at the input end which is coupled to receive multiplexed optical data signals from an optical transport network is an optical amplifier, an optical demultiplexer, and a plurality of on-chip photodiodes (PDs) each to receive a demultiplexed data signal from the AWG DEMUX for optical-to-electrical signal conversion. The optical input amplifier may be an on-chip gain clamped semiconductor optical amplifier (GC-SOA) or an off-chip fiber amplifier. The optical input amplifier may be optional if the channel signal demultiplexer provides for minimal insertion loss which is optimum with a properly designed arrayed waveguide grating (AWG) demultiplexer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2006
    Assignee: Infinera Corporation
    Inventors: David F. Welch, Radhakrishnan L. Nagarajan, Fred A. Kish, Jr., Mark J. Missey, Vincent G. Dominic, Atul Mathur, Frank H. Peters, Charles H. Joyner, Stephen G. Grubb
  • Patent number: 7058246
    Abstract: A monolithic photonic integrated circuit (PIC) chip comprises an array of modulated sources providing a plurality of channel signals of different wavelengths and an optical combiner coupled to receive the channel signals and produce a combined output of the channel signals. The arrays of modulated sources are formed as ridge waveguides to enhance the output power from the respective modulated sources so that the average output power from the sources is approximately 2 to 4 times higher than in the case of comparable arrays of modulated sources formed as buried waveguides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2006
    Assignee: Infinera Corporation
    Inventors: Charles H. Joyner, Fred A. Kish, Jr., Frank H. Peters, Atul Mathur, David F. Welch, Andrew G. Dentai, Damien Lambert, Richard P. Schneider, Mark J. Missey
  • Patent number: 7058263
    Abstract: An optical transport network comprises a monolithic transmitter photonic integrated circuit (TxPIC) InP-based chip and a monolithic receiver photonic integrated circuit (RxPIC) InP-based chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2006
    Assignee: Infinera Corporation
    Inventors: David F. Welch, Radhakrishnan L. Nagarajan, Fred A. Kish, Jr., Mark J. Missey, Vincent G. Dominic, Atul Mathur, Frank H. Peters, Charles H. Joyner, Richard P. Schneider, Ting-Kuang Chiang
  • Publication number: 20060067619
    Abstract: An optical transport network comprises a monolithic transmitter photonic integrated circuit (TxPIC) InP-based chip and a monolithic receiver photonic integrated circuit (RxPIC) InP-based chip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2005
    Publication date: March 30, 2006
    Applicant: Infinera Corporation
    Inventors: David Welch, Radhakrishnan Nagarajan, Fred Kish, Mark Missey, Vincent Dominic, Atul Mathur, Frank Peters, Charles Joyner, Richard Schneider, Ting-Kuang Chiang
  • Publication number: 20050213883
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for optimizing optical channel signal demultiplexing in a monolithic receiver photonic integrated circuit (RXPIC) chip by providing an integrated channel signal demultiplexing with multiple waveguide input verniers provided to an WDM signal demultiplexer. The RxPIC chip may optionally include an integrated amplifier in at least some of the waveguide input verniers. The RxPIC chip may be comprised of, in monolithic form, a plurality of optional semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOAs) at the input of the chip to receive a WDM signal from an optical link which is provided along a plurality of waveguide input verniers to an integrated optical demultiplexer, such as, but not limited to, an arrayed waveguide grating (AWG), as a WDM signal demultiplexer. Thus, optical outputs from the respective semiconductor laser amplifiers are provided as vernier inputs to the optical demultiplexer forming a plurality of input verniers at the input to the optical demultiplexer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2005
    Publication date: September 29, 2005
    Applicant: Infinera Corporation
    Inventors: David Welch, Radhakrishnan Nagarajan, Fred Kish, Mark Missey, Vincent Dominic, Atul Mathur, Frank Peters, Charles Joyner
  • Publication number: 20050207696
    Abstract: An optical-to-electrical-to-optical converter comprises a monolithic receiver photonic integrated circuit (RxPIC) InP-based chip comprising an optical waveguide formed in the chip from a chip input to receive a first multiplexed channel signal from an optical link and provide them to an arrayed waveguide grating (AWG) which demultiplexes the multiplexed channel signals and provides a plurality of electrical channel signals to an electronic regenerator. The regenerator regenerates the electrical channel signals to an original signal waveform and provides the reformed electrical signals to a monolithic transmitter photonic integrated circuit (TxPIC) InP-based chip having an array of modulated sources formed in the chip that are coupled as inputs to an arrayed waveguide grating (AWG). The TxPIC modulates the reformed electrical signals to form a plurality of optical channel sign which are combined to form a second first multiplexed channel signal for transmission on an optical link.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2005
    Publication date: September 22, 2005
    Applicant: Infinera Corporation
    Inventors: David Welch, Radhakrishnan Nagarajan, Fred Kish, Mark Missey, Vincent Dominic, Atul Mathur, Frank Peters, Charles Joyner, Richard Schneider, Ting-Kuang Chiang
  • Publication number: 20050201669
    Abstract: An optical transport network comprises a monolithic transmitter photonic integrated circuit (TxPIC) InP-based chip and a monolithic receiver photonic integrated circuit (RxPIC) InP-based chip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2005
    Publication date: September 15, 2005
    Applicant: Infinera Corporation
    Inventors: David Welch, Radhakrishnan Nagarajan, Fred Kish, Mark Missey, Vincent Dominic, Atul Mathur, Frank Peters, Charles Joyner, Richard Schneider, Ting-Kuang Chiang
  • Publication number: 20050135730
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for monitoring and controlling the bit error rate (BER) in an optical communication network where an optical receiver in the optical transmission network is a monolithic photonic integrated circuit (RxPIC) chip. The method includes the steps of decombining on-chip a combined channel signal received from the network and then monitoring a real time bit error rate (BER) of a decombined channel signal. The determined BER is then communicated, such as through an optical service channel (OSC) to an optical transmitter source that is the source of origin of the channel signal. Based upon the determined BER, the chirp of a channel signal modulator at the optical transmitter source that generated the monitored channel signal is adjusted by, for example, adjusting its bias. The same channel signal received at the RxPIC chip can be monitored again to determine if an acceptable level for the BER has been achieved by the previous chirp adjustment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2005
    Publication date: June 23, 2005
    Applicant: Infinera Corporation
    Inventors: David Welch, Radhakrishnan Nagarajan, Fred Kish, Mark Missey, Vincent Dominic, Atul Mathur, Frank Peters, Charles Joyner, Richard Schneider, Ting-Kuang Chiang
  • Publication number: 20050135729
    Abstract: An optical receiver photonic integrated circuit (RxPIC) comprises a semiconductor monolithic chip having an input to receive from an optical transmission link a combined channel signal originating from an optical transmitter source and comprising a plurality of channel signals having different wavelengths forming a wavelength grid. An optical decombiner is integrated in the chip and optically coupled to the input to receive the multiplexed channel signal and provide a decombined individual channel signal on an output waveguide of a plurality of such output waveguides provided from the optical decombiner. A plurality of photodetectors are also integrated in the chip and each photodetector is optically coupled to one of the output waveguides to receive a decombined channel signal and convert the channel signal to an electrical signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2005
    Publication date: June 23, 2005
    Inventors: David Welch, Radhakrishnan Nagarajan, Fred Kish, Mark Missey, Vincent Dominic, Atul Mathur, Frank Peters, Charles Joyner, Richard Schneider, Ting-Kuang Chiang
  • Publication number: 20050025409
    Abstract: A photonic integrated circuit (PIC) chip with a plurality of electro-optic components formed on a major surface of the chip and a submount that includes a substrate that extends over the major surface of the chip forming an air gap between the substrate and the major surface, the substrate to support electrical leads for electrical connection to some of the electro-optic components on the chip major surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2004
    Publication date: February 3, 2005
    Applicant: Infinera Corporation
    Inventors: David Welch, Vincent Dominic, Fred Kish, Mark Missey, Radhakrishnan Nagarajan, Atul Mathur, Frank Peters, Robert Taylor, Matthew Mitchell, Alan Nilsson, Stephen Grubb, Richard Schneider, Charles Joyner, Jonas Webjorn, Ting-Kuang Chiang, Robert Grencavich, Vinh Nguyen, Donald Pavinski, Marco Sosa
  • Publication number: 20040067006
    Abstract: A photonic integrated circuit (PIC) chip comprising an array of modulated sources, each providing a modulated signal output at a channel wavelength different from the channel wavelength of other modulated sources and a wavelength selective combiner having an input optically coupled to received all the signal outputs from the modulated sources and provide a combined output signal on an output waveguide from the chip. The modulated sources, combiner and output waveguide are all integrated on the same chip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2002
    Publication date: April 8, 2004
    Inventors: David F. Welch, Vincent G. Dominic, Fred A. Kish, Mark J. Missey, Radhakrishnan L. Nagarajan, Atul Mathur, Frank H. Peters, Robert B. Taylor, Matthew L. Mitchell, Alan C. Nilsson, Stephen G. Grubb, Richard P. Schneider, Charles H. Joyner, Jonas Webjorn, Ting-Kuang Chiang, Robert Grencavich, Vinh D. Nguyen, Donald J. Pavinski, Marco E. Sosa
  • Patent number: 6700696
    Abstract: A Raman optical amplifier for amplifying an optical signal propagating in an optical fiber associated with an optical communications system. The amplifier includes a first Raman pump source including a first pump laser coupled to the fiber to provide first order Raman pump light for amplifying the optical signal, and a second Raman pump source including a second pump laser coupled to the fiber to provide second order Raman pump light for amplifying the first order Raman pump light. The first and second order Raman pump light is introduced into the fiber in either a co-propagating or counter-propagating direction relative to the propagation direction of the optical signal in the fiber. The second pump laser may include first and second pump laser elements that generate the second order Raman pump light, where a center wavelength of the light generated by the first laser element is different than the center wavelength of the light generated by the second laser element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2004
    Assignee: JDS Uniphase Corporation
    Inventors: Vincent G. Dominic, Mehrdad Ziari, Atul Mathur