Patent Number: 7,613,399

Title: Optical transmission system, optical transmitter, and optical receiver

Abstract: In order to improve a transmission speed of multilevel light transmission, increasing the number of light emitting elements is effective. However, in a method in which light outputs from a plurality of light emitting elements are added, because common mode noise contained in the light outputs is added, deterioration in transmission quality caused by the common mode noise prominently arises. Therefore, a difference between two light outputs is previously assigned to data to be transmitted. Specifically, an optical transmitter 102 converts data Dt to multilevel optical signals OSm1 and OSm2 and transmits the converted multilevel optical signals to an optical receiver 103. The optical receiver 103 restores the data Dt which is previously assigned to a difference between electrical signals ESr1 and ESr2 converted from the multilevel optical signals OSm1 and OSm2.

Inventors: Yasumoto; Hideo (Osaka, JP), Sasai; Hiroyuki (Osaka, JP)

Assignee: Panasonic Corporation

International Classification: H04B 10/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/03/02017