Patent Number: 7,787,772

Title: Optical signal transmission device and optical communication network

Abstract: By using wavelength division multiplexing technologies, redundant star topology network is constructed on a ring-shaped optical fiber network. Edge-switches 5a, 5b, 5c, and 5d are connected to client station groups 6a, 6b, 6c, and 6d are connected, respectively. The edge-switches 5a, 5b, 5c, and 5d are connected to edge optical transport device 2a, 2b, 2c, and 2d. Core-switches 4a and 4b are connected to a core optical transport device 1. The edge optical transport device 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, and the core optical transport device 1 are connected to a ring-shaped single optical fiber 3. A communication circuit 7 is formed among core optical transport device 1, edge optical transport devices 2a, 2b, 2c, and 2d, by using wavelength division multiplexing technologies.

Inventors: Ota; Takeshi (Tokyo, JP)

Assignee: Canare Electric Co., Ltd.

International Classification: H04J 14/02 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/31/12018