Patents by Inventor Jonathan Albert Cox

Jonathan Albert Cox 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).

  • Patent number: 9696492
    Abstract: A radio-frequency photonic devices employs photon-phonon coupling for information transfer. The device includes a membrane in which a two-dimensionally periodic phononic crystal (PnC) structure is patterned. The device also includes at least a first optical waveguide embedded in the membrane. At least a first line-defect region interrupts the PnC structure. The first optical waveguide is embedded within the line-defect region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Albert Cox, Robert L. Jarecki, Jr., Peter Thomas Rakich, Zheng Wang, Heedeuk Shin, Aleem Siddiqui, Andrew Lea Starbuck
  • Patent number: 9467233
    Abstract: Methods and systems for stabilizing a resonant modulator include receiving pre-modulation and post-modulation portions of a carrier signal, determining the average power from these portions, comparing an average input power to the average output power, and operating a heater coupled to the modulator based on the comparison. One system includes a pair of input structures, one or more processing elements, a comparator, and a control element. The input structures are configured to extract pre-modulation and post-modulation portions of a carrier signal. The processing elements are configured to determine average powers from the extracted portions. The comparator is configured to compare the average input power and the average output power. The control element operates a heater coupled to the modulator based on the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Sandia Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony L. Lentine, Jonathan Albert Cox
  • Patent number: 9268092
    Abstract: The various technologies presented herein relate to various hybrid phononic-photonic waveguide structures that can exhibit nonlinear behavior associated with traveling-wave forward stimulated Brillouin scattering (forward-SBS). The various structures can simultaneously guide photons and phonons in a suspended membrane. By utilizing a suspended membrane, a substrate pathway can be eliminated for loss of phonons that suppresses SBS in conventional silicon-on-insulator (SOI) waveguides. Consequently, forward-SBS nonlinear susceptibilities are achievable at about 3000 times greater than achievable with a conventional waveguide system. Owing to the strong phonon-photon coupling achievable with the various embodiments, potential application for the various embodiments presented herein cover a range of radiofrequency (RF) and photonic signal processing applications. Further, the various embodiments presented herein are applicable to applications operating over a wide bandwidth, e.g. 100 MHz to 50 GHz or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Sandia Corporation
    Inventors: Robert L. Jarecki, Jr., Peter Thomas Rakich, Ryan Camacho, Heedeuk Shin, Jonathan Albert Cox, Wenjun Qiu, Zheng Wang
  • Patent number: 9127983
    Abstract: The resonant frequency of an optical micro-resonator may be controlled by “locking” an operating frequency/wavelength of the resonator using CMOS compatible electronic components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Sandia Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan Albert Cox, Anthony L. Lentine