Patent Number: 7,088,885

Title: System for modulating optical signals

Abstract: An optical signal production and modulation system that enables a multiplexed optical signal to be created for transmission without the use of more traditional laser-based optical transceivers. The system includes a light source library and a plurality of modulating optical transceivers. The light source library receives a composite wavelength un-modulated light signal, amplifies it, and separates it into discrete signal channels. Each of these channels is sent to a modulating optical transceiver, which employs a combination of lenses, reflective components, and a pin diode to modulate the channel with the desired data to be carried. The modulated channel can then be forwarded for multiplexing and transmission via a communications network.

Inventors: Wang; Steve (San Jose, CA)

Assignee: Finisar Corporation

International Classification: G02B 6/28 (20060101); G02B 6/26 (20060101); H04B 10/00 (20060101); H04J 14/02 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/08/02018