Patent Number: 6,252,719

Title: Beam splitter/combiner module

Abstract: A beam splitter/combiner module for multiplexing and/or demultiplexing a plurality of optical signals having at least three different wavelengths .lambda..sub.1, .lambda..sub.2, and .lambda..sub.3 traveling through the module. The module includes a first dichroic mirror having low loss transmission over a first preselected range of wavelengths including .lambda..sub.1 and .lambda..sub.2 so as to substantially transmit signals having wavelengths .lambda..sub.1 and .lambda..sub.2 through the first mirror and along an optical signal path of the module. The first dichroic mirror also has high reflectance over a second preselected range of wavelengths including .lambda..sub.3 so as to substantially reflect from the first mirror signals having wavelength .lambda..sub.3. A second dichroic mirror, disposed along the optical signal path for receiving from the first mirror the signals transmitted through the first mirror, has low loss transmission over a third preselected range of wavelengths including .lambda..sub.1 so as to substantially transmit signals having wavelength .lambda..sub.1 through the second dichroic mirror. The second dichroic mirror also has high reflectance over a third preselected range of wavelengths including .lambda..sub.2 so as to substantially reflect from the second mirror signals having wavelength .lambda..sub.2.

Inventors: Eichenbaum; Bernard Raymond (Basking Ridge, NJ)

Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.

International Classification: G02B 27/14 (20060101); H04J 14/02 (20060101); G02B 027/14 (); H04J 014/02 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018