Patent Number: 6,169,626

Title: Optical signal interleaver

Abstract: An interleaver and a deinterleaver for filtering optical signals are described. The interleaver separates subsets of channels. The deinterleavers mix subsets of channels. Interleavers and deinterleavers can be used to increase the bandwidth of an optical network. The interleavers and deinterleavers can be used to interface components designed for a first channel spacing to components designed for a second channel spacing.

Inventors: Chen; Jye-Hong (San Jose, CA), Tai; Kuochou (Fremont, CA)

Assignee: E-Tek Dynamics

International Classification: G02B 6/34 (20060101); H04J 14/02 (20060101); G02B 6/12 (20060101); G02F 001/01 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018