Patent Number: 6,295,150

Title: Wavelength division multiplexing device

Abstract: A wavelength division multiplexing device which can easily utilize existing optical fibers for increasing the transmission capacity by approximately several fold mainly in a short-range information communication network, comprising, as essential elements, a pair of 1.times.N optical couplers (2.ltoreq.N.ltoreq.16), N light emission devices in which one of peak wavelengths thereof differs from every other one by at least 30 nm and N light receivers having optical filters having light-transmission wavelength bands adjusted to correspond to said peak wavelengths, wherein the light emission devices and the light receivers having optical filters corresponding to peak wavelengths of the light emission devices form pairs, and said light emission devices of said light receivers are optically connected to N-port-side ports of one of the 1.times.N optical couplers.

Inventors: Ohwada; Hisashi (Tokyo, JP), Takano; Toshihiko (Tokyo, JP), Takeda; Norio (Tokyo, JP), Jinnai; Kuniaki (Tokyo, JP)

Assignee: Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc.

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

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018