Patent Number: 8,818,204

Title: Methods and apparatus for modulating light to concurrently convey high rate data and low rate data

Abstract: A light transmitter receives a low-rate data signal having a low data rate and a high-rate data signal having a high data rate that is greater than the low data rate. The transmitter includes a light source and a light modulator to modulate the light source based on logic levels of the high-rate data signal and logic levels of the low-rate data signal, to produce modulated light that concurrently conveys the logic levels of the low-rate data signal and the logic levels of the high-rate data signal.

Inventors: Roberts; Richard D. (Hillsboro, OR)

Assignee: Intel Corporation

International Classification: G02F 1/01 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/26/12018