Mark Missey 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).
Abstract: A method for designing an arrayed waveguide grating that includes input and output couplers, input and output slabs, and a plurality of arms connecting the input and output slabs includes steps of determining a desired amplitude response for the arrayed waveguide grating. A desired dispersion response for the arrayed waveguide grating is determined. Input and output couplers are designed to produce the desired amplitude response. The lengths of the arms of the arrayed waveguide grating are perturbed to produce a flat or linear dispersion. In addition, the polarity of a group delay, dispersion and dispersion slope response of an arrayed waveguide grating can also be changed by adjusting Individual lengths of the waveguide arms. The group delay, dispersion and dispersion slope of a multiplexer and a demultiplexer can be matched to substantially cancel.
Abstract: A wavelength tunable laser includes a distributed feedback (DFB) array with first and second DFB laser diodes that generate first and second beams of light in first and second wavelength ranges. A microelectromechanical (MEMS) optical element selectively couples one of the first and second beams of light from the DFB laser array into an optical waveguide. The MEMS optical element includes a collimating lens and a thermal or electrostatic MEMS actuator for moving the collimating lens to select the one of the first and second beams of light. A focusing lens is located between the collimating lens and the optical waveguide. Alternately, the MEMS optical element includes a fixed collimating lens that collimates the first and second beams of light, a mirror, and a MEMS actuator for tilting the mirror to select the one of the first and second beams of light.
August 9, 2001
May 30, 2002
Mark Missey, Bardia Pezeshki, Robert J. Lang