Patents by Inventor Doutje Van Veen

Doutje Van Veen 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: 20220123863
    Abstract: Various example embodiments for supporting forward error correction (FEC) in a communication system are presented. Various example embodiments for supporting FEC in a communication system may include the selection of a FEC setting for a communication channel from a transmitter to a receiver, e.g., the selection of a FEC setting for a communication channel, the selection of a FEC setting for a data burst sent over a communication channel, the selection of a FEC setting for a portion of a data burst sent over a communication channel, switching between FEC settings for different portions of a data burst over a communication channel, or the like, as well as various combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2021
    Publication date: April 21, 2022
    Inventors: Yannick Lefevre, Adriaan de Lind van Wijngaarden, Jochen Maes, Vincent Houtsma, Doutje Van Veen, Amitkumar Mahadevan, Michaƫl Fivez
  • Patent number: 11309973
    Abstract: A passive optical network having an optical-signal monitor configured to monitor carrier-wavelength drifts during optical bursts transmitted between the optical line terminal and optical network units thereof. In an example embodiment, the optical-signal monitor uses heterodyne beating between two differently delayed portions of an optical burst to generate an estimate of the carrier-wavelength drift during that optical burst. The passive optical network may also include an electronic controller configured to use the estimates generated by the optical-signal monitor to make configuration changes at the optical network units and/or implement other control measures directed at reducing to an acceptable level the amounts of carrier-wavelength drift during the optical bursts and/or mitigating some adverse effects thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY
    Inventors: Vincent Houtsma, Doutje van Veen
  • Publication number: 20210281501
    Abstract: Various example embodiments for supporting forward error correction (FEC) in a communication system are presented. Various example embodiments for supporting FEC in a communication system may include selection of a FEC setting (e.g., an amount of puncturing and/or shortening of a FEC code, a FEC code, or the like) for a communication channel from a transmitter to a receiver based on channel characteristic information of the communication channel from the transmitter to the receiver (e.g., transfer function information, channel loss information, noise characteristic information, error information (e.g., bit error rate, error modeling, or the like), or the like). Various example embodiments for supporting FEC in a communication system, based on selection of a FEC setting for a communication channel based on channel characteristic information of the communication channel, may be applied within various types of communication systems, including various types of wired and/or wireless communication systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Inventors: Amitkumar Mahadevan, Doutje Van Veen, Noriaki Kaneda, Vincent Houtsma, Paul Cautereels, Carl Mertens, Michael Fivez
  • Publication number: 20190253152
    Abstract: A PON having an OLT configured to send downlink transmissions to ONUs using amplitude modulation and two symbol rates. An example ONU includes a clock-recovery circuit capable of continuous clock extraction from the received variable-rate modulated optical signal. The continuous clock extraction can be achieved, e.g., by (i) configuring the photodetector to convert the higher-rate portions of the received optical signal into transformed electrical waveforms while converting the lower-rate portions thereof into similar electrical waveforms and (ii) configuring the clock-recovery circuit to phase-align the clock signal with signal transitions in the resulting sequence of transformed and similar electrical waveforms. An ONU configured to operate in this manner can advantageously stay locked to the received data signal during transmissions at both symbol rates, without the need to reacquire the clock signal at each rate change and/or at the beginning of each packet intended for the host ONU.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Publication date: August 15, 2019
    Applicant: Nokia Solutions and Networks OY
    Inventors: Vincent Houtsma, Doutje van Veen
  • Publication number: 20190238235
    Abstract: A passive optical network having an optical-signal monitor configured to monitor carrier-wavelength drifts during optical bursts transmitted between the optical line terminal and optical network units thereof. In an example embodiment, the optical-signal monitor uses heterodyne beating between two differently delayed portions of an optical burst to generate an estimate of the carrier-wavelength drift during that optical burst. The passive optical network may also include an electronic controller configured to use the estimates generated by the optical-signal monitor to make configuration changes at the optical network units and/or implement other control measures directed at reducing to an acceptable level the amounts of carrier-wavelength drift during the optical bursts and/or mitigating some adverse effects thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Publication date: August 1, 2019
    Inventors: Vincent Houtsma, Doutje van Veen
  • Publication number: 20190207702
    Abstract: A coherent optical receiver capable of receiving data encoded in optical bursts whose optical power can vary significantly from burst to burst. In an example embodiment, the coherent optical receiver comprises a variable optical attenuator connected between an optical local oscillator and an optical hybrid and configured to controllably vary the intensity of the local-oscillator signal in response to a control signal generated by a control circuit. In an example embodiment, the control circuit is configured to generate the control signal for the variable optical attenuator using power-control settings read from a memory and further using a transmission schedule according to which different remote optical transmitters are scheduled to transmit their respective optical bursts. The power-control settings can be loaded into the memory, e.g., using a suitable calibration method configured to determine a respective nearly optimal coherent gain for receiving data from each of the remote optical transmitters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: Nokia Solutions and Networks OY
    Inventors: Doutje van Veen, Vincent Houtsma
  • Publication number: 20190074908
    Abstract: A coherent optical receiver having an analog electrical circuit connected to combine the outputs of multiple photodetectors to generate an electrical output signal from which the data encoded in a received modulated optical signal can be recovered in a robust and straightforward manner. In an example embodiment, the analog electrical circuit includes one or more transimpedance amplifiers connected between the photodetectors and the receiver's output port. The coherent optical receiver may include a dual-polarization optical hybrid coupled to eight photodiodes to enable polarization-insensitive detection of the received modulated optical signal. The signal processing implemented in the analog electrical circuit advantageously enables the use of relatively inexpensive local-oscillator sources that may have relaxed specifications with respect to linewidth and wavelength stability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Publication date: March 7, 2019
    Applicant: Nokia Solutions and Networks OY
    Inventors: Sian Chong Lee, Vincent Houtsma, Doutje van Veen, Chen Zhu, Noriaki Kaneda, Michael Eggleston
  • Patent number: 8879914
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for controlling traffic in an optical network having a plurality of OLTs for communicating with a plurality of PONs. A traffic controller receives traffic information concerning current traffic volume and, preferably with reference to a rules database, calculates the number of OLTs required to support the current traffic volume. A separate determination may be made whether a network reconfiguration is permitted at this time. If a reconfiguration is permitted, the traffic controller configures a traffic control switch to route the PON traffic to an from only the calculated number of OLTs. The traffic control switch may be implemented using a voltage-controlled optical fiber coupling or electronically, routing the traffic as electrical signals to and from electro-optical converters associated with each PON. The OLTs to be used may be selected by the traffic controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Dusan Suvakovic, Doutje Van Veen
  • Publication number: 20130272721
    Abstract: Introduced herein is an optical network device employing three-level duobinary modulation and a method of use thereof. One embodiment of an optical network receiver module includes: (1) an optical input configured to receive an optical non-return-to-zero (NRZ) signal having a data rate, and (2) an encoder having a maximum bandwidth, coupled to the optical input and configured to receive and encode the optical NRZ signal into an electrical three-level duobinary signal, the maximum bandwidth being related to, but substantially less than, the data rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: Alcatel-Lucent USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Doutje van Veen, Vincent E. Houtsma, Peter J. Winzer
  • Publication number: 20110206370
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for controlling traffic in an optical network having a plurality of OLTs for communicating with a plurality of PONs. A traffic controller receives traffic information concerning current traffic volume and, preferably with reference to a rules database, calculates the number of OLTs required to support the current traffic volume. A separate determination may be made whether a network reconfiguration is permitted at this time. If a reconfiguration is permitted, the traffic controller configures a traffic control switch to route the PON traffic to an from only the calculated number of OLTs. The traffic control switch may be implemented using a voltage-controlled optical fiber coupling or electronically, routing the traffic as electrical signals to and from electro-optical converters associated with each PON. The OLTs to be used may be selected by the traffic controller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Applicant: Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc.
    Inventors: Dusan Suvakovic, Doutje Van Veen
  • Publication number: 20060133809
    Abstract: Systems and techniques for multiple bit rate optical data transmission. A passive optical network includes an optical line termination unit (OLT) connected to one or more optical network units (ONUs) by optical elements. The OLT is capable of performing downstream transmission to the ONUs at each of a variety of different bit rates, and each ONU performs upstream transmission at one or more bit rates. The OLT can sense a bit rate of a received transmission and change its operation so as to receive and process the transmission exhibiting the sensed bit rate. Each of the ONUs receives and processes downstream transmissions at one or more bit rates, but each ONU is capable of maintaining a phase and frequency lock to downstream transmissions at all bit rates supported by the OLT. One or more of the ONUs may also receive and process downstream transmissions exhibiting different or changed bit rates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2004
    Publication date: June 22, 2006
    Applicant: Lucent Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Hungkei Chow, Manyalibo Matthews, Dusan Suvakovic, Doutje Van Veen