Patents by Inventor Vincent G. Dominic

Vincent G. Dominic 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: 20190319713
    Abstract: Optical network systems are disclosed, including systems having transmitters with a digital signal processor comprising forward error correction circuitry that provides encoded first electrical signals based on input data; and power adjusting circuitry that receives second electrical signals indicative of the first electrical signals, the power adjusting circuitry supplying third electrical signals, wherein each of the third electrical signals is indicative of an optical power level of a corresponding to one of a plurality of optical subcarriers output from an optical transmitter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Publication date: October 17, 2019
    Inventors: Steven Joseph Hand, Ahmed Awadala, Luis A. Perez, Vincent G. Dominic, Kuang-Tsan Wu
  • Patent number: 10012797
    Abstract: A semiconductor monolithic transmitter photonic integrated circuit (TxPIC) comprises two different situations, either at least one signal channel in the PIC having a modulated source with the channel also extended to include at least one additional element or a plurality of modulated sources comprising N signal channels in the PIC of different transmission wavelengths, where N is equal to or greater than two (2), which may also approximate emission wavelengths along a standardized wavelength grid. In these two different situations, a common active region for such modulated sources and additional channel elements is identified as an extended identical active layer (EIAL), as it extends from a single modulated source to such additional channel elements in the same channel and/or extends to additional modulated sources in separate channels where the number of such channels is N equal to two or greater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Infinera Corporation
    Inventors: Radhakrishnan L. Nagarajan, Fred A. Kish, Jr., Masaki Kato, Charles H. Joyner, David F. Welch, Randal A. Salvatore, Richard P. Schneider, Mehrdad Ziari, Damien Jean Henri Lambert, Sheila K. Hurtt, Andrew G. Dentai, Atul Mathur, Vincent G. Dominic
  • Patent number: 9372306
    Abstract: A method provides acceptable performance from a semiconductor transmitter photonic integrated circuit (TxPIC) that contains a plurality of modulated sources each comprising a laser source and an external modulator where each laser source provides a different emission wavelength and each modulated source forms a separate signal channel, comprising the steps of providing at least some of the signal channels with an extended identical active layer (EIAL) so that the modulated sources each have an identical active region wavelength and detuning the laser emission wavelength in each laser source within the EIAL from the laser active region wavelength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Infinera Corporation
    Inventors: Radhakrishnan L. Nagarajan, Fred A. Kish, Jr., Masaki Kato, Charles H. Joyner, David F. Welch, Randal A. Salvatore, Richard P. Schneider, Mehrdad Ziari, Damien Jean Henri Lambert, Sheila K. Hurtt, Andrew G. Dentai, Atul Mathur, Vincent G. Dominic
  • Patent number: 8811827
    Abstract: Consistent with the present disclosure, polarized optical signals having the same wavelength are modulated in response to ERZ drive signals, to thereby yield corresponding RZ optical signals. Each of the polarized RZ optical signals includes a plurality of RZ transitions wherein the power of the optical signal returns to zero or a minimal power between bits or symbols. The phase or timing of the ERZ drive signals, however, is controlled, so that the RZ transitions in one polarized optical signal remain interleaved with the RZ transitions of the other polarized optical signal. Alternatively, the RZ transitions of the two polarized optical signals may be controlled so that the two are temporally aligned with one another. Thus, the timing of the RZ transitions of one polarized optical signal relative to the other polarized optical signal may be adjusted to optimize system performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Infinera Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey T. Rahn, Ilya Lyubomirsky, Alan C. Nilsson, Vincent G. Dominic, Parmijit Samra
  • Patent number: 8705904
    Abstract: Consistent with the present disclosure, optical devices are provided along different optical paths in a photonic integrated circuit (PIC). The optical components have different optical losses associated therewith so that optical signals propagating in the optical paths have desired power levels, which may be uniform, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Infinera Corporation
    Inventors: Fred A. Kish, Jr., Mehrdad Ziari, Radhakrishnan L. Nagarajan, Masaki Kato, Vincent G. Dominic, Sanjeev Murthy, Alan Nilsson
  • Patent number: 8385742
    Abstract: Consistent with the present disclosure, clock-and-data recovery (CDR) circuitry and driver circuitry are provided on a chip that is separate from the driver circuitry, thereby reducing the amount of power consumed by the driver circuitry and simplifying system design. In one example, timing of the ERZ signals is controlled by a feedback loop that adjusts the phase of a data carrying signal relative to a clock signal, such that the phase has a desired value. Timing of the ERZ signals may thus be adjusted to minimize errors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Infinera Corporation
    Inventors: Xinghua Yang, Paul N. Freeman, Huan-Shang Tsai, Alan C. Nilsson, Jeffrey S. Bostak, Vincent G. Dominic, Parmijit Samra, James Stewart
  • Patent number: 8300994
    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: February 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    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, Ting-Kuang Chiang, Marco E. Sosa
  • Patent number: 8253508
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide arrays of electrical circuits having one or more chirped elements or components for providing output signals to corresponding arrays of electro-optic devices. Certain embodiments of the present invention include a plurality of modulator driver circuits, each of the plurality of driver circuits configured to be substantially identical to each other and provide a corresponding one of a plurality of modulator drive signals to a respective one of a plurality of electro-optic modulators, each of the plurality of modulator driver circuits being chirped to provide a desired output to the corresponding electro-optic modulator for enhanced operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Infinera Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Bostak, Vincent G. Dominic, Parmijit Samra, Michael Kauffman
  • Patent number: 8064771
    Abstract: A system, apparatus and method are described for deployment of a control loop between optical or electro-optical modules and a multiplexing module to provide a desired power profile of banded optical channel groups. The power output characteristics of the optical or electro-optical modules, the properties of the transmission paths of the banded optical channel groups, and other factors may be analyzed to allow the control loop to achieve the desired power profile on the banded optical channel groups. The control loop may adjust the output power on the optical or electro-optical modules so that the banded optical channel groups are delivered to an optical component, such as an optical multiplexer or photo-detector, having a particular optical power profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Infinera Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew L. Mitchell, Robert B. Taylor, Vincent G. Dominic, Alan C. Nilsson
  • Publication number: 20110249936
    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: February 7, 2011
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    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, Ting-Kuang Chiang, Marco E. Sosa
  • Publication number: 20110150481
    Abstract: Consistent with the present disclosure, clock-and-data recovery (CDR) circuitry and driver circuitry are provided on a chip that is separate from the driver circuitry, thereby reducing the amount of power consumed by the driver circuitry and simplifying system design. In one example, timing of the ERZ signals is controlled by a feedback loop that adjusts the phase of a data carrying signal relative to a clock signal, such that the phase has a desired value. Timing of the ERZ signals may thus be adjusted to minimize errors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Inventors: Xinghua Yang, Paul N. Freeman, Huan-Shang Tsai, Alan C. Nilsson, Jeffrey S. Bostak, Vincent G. Dominic, Parmijit Samra, James Stewart
  • Publication number: 20110076019
    Abstract: Consistent with the present disclosure, polarized optical signals having the same wavelength are modulated in response to ERZ drive signals, to thereby yield corresponding RZ optical signals. Each of the polarized RZ optical signals includes a plurality of RZ transitions wherein the power of the optical signal returns to zero or a minimal power between bits or symbols. The phase or timing of the ERZ drive signals, however, is controlled, so that the RZ transitions in one polarized optical signal remain interleaved with the RZ transitions of the other polarized optical signal. Alternatively, the RZ transitions of the two polarized optical signals may be controlled so that the two are temporally aligned with one another. Thus, the timing of the RZ transitions of one polarized optical signal relative to the other polarized optical signal may be adjusted to optimize system performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2009
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Inventors: Jeffrey T. Rahn, IIya Lyubomirsky, Alan C. Nilsson, Vincent G. Dominic, Parmijit Samra
  • Patent number: 7885492
    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: December 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    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, Ting-Kuang Chiang, Marco E. Sosa
  • Publication number: 20100289594
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide arrays of electrical circuits having one or more chirped elements or components for providing output signals to corresponding arrays of electro-optic devices. Certain embodiments of the present invention include a plurality of modulator driver circuits, each of the plurality of driver circuits configured to be substantially identical to each other and provide a corresponding one of a plurality of modulator drive signals to a respective one of a plurality of electro-optic modulators, each of the plurality of modulator driver circuits being chirped to provide a desired output to the corresponding electro-optic modulator for enhanced operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2009
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Bostak, Vincent G. Dominic, Parmijit Samra, Michael Kauffman
  • Patent number: 7773837
    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: September 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    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
  • Patent number: 7751658
    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: July 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Infinera Corporation
    Inventors: David F. Welch, Vincent G. Dominic, Fred A. Kish, Jr., Robert B. Taylor, Matthew L. Mitchell, Alan C. Nilsson, Stephen G. Grubb, Charles H. Joyner
  • Patent number: 7680368
    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: July 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    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
  • Patent number: 7672546
    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: June 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    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, Richard P. Schneider, Charles H. Joyner, Jonas Webjorn, Marco E. Sosa
  • Patent number: 7634195
    Abstract: A digital optical network (DON) is a new approach to low-cost, more compact optical transmitter modules and optical receiver modules for deployment in optical transport networks (OTNs). One important aspect of a digital optical network is the incorporation in these modules of transmitter photonic integrated circuit (TxPIC) chips and receiver photonic integrated circuit (TxPIC) chips in lieu of discrete modulated sources and detector sources with discrete multiplexers or demultiplexers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Assignee: Infinera Corporation
    Inventors: Jagdeep Singh, Drew Perkins, David F. Welch, Mark Yin, Fred A. Kish, Jr., Stephen G. Grubb, Robert R. Taylor, Vincent G. Dominic, Matthew L. Mitchell, James R. Dodd, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7574146
    Abstract: An optical transmission network includes an optical transmitter photonic integrated circuit (TxPIC) chip, utilized in an optical transmitter and has a plurality of monolithic modulated sources integrated for multiple signal channels on the same semiconductor chip is provided with channel equalization at the optical receiver side of the network that permits one or more such integrated modulated sources in the TxPIC chip to be out of specification thereby increasing the chip yield and reducing manufacturing costs in the deployment of such TxPIC chips. FEC error counts at the FEC decoder on the optical receiver side of the network includes counters that accumulate a plurality of bit pattern-dependent error counts based on different N-bit patterns in the received data bit stream. The accumulated counts of different N-bit patterns are utilized to provide for corrections to threshold and phase relative to the bit eye pattern as well as provided for weight coefficients for the optical receiver equalization system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2009
    Assignee: Infinera Corporation
    Inventors: Ting-Kuang Chiang, Vincent G. Dominic, Robert B. Taylor