WO2002050575A3 - Resonant optical modulators - Google Patents

Resonant optical modulators

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WO2002050575A3
WO2002050575A3 PCT/US2001/049606 US0149606W WO2002050575A3 WO 2002050575 A3 WO2002050575 A3 WO 2002050575A3 US 0149606 W US0149606 W US 0149606W WO 2002050575 A3 WO2002050575 A3 WO 2002050575A3
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optical
modulator
resonator
component
resonant
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PCT/US2001/049606
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French (fr)
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Guido H Hunziker
Oskar J Painter
Peter C Sercel
Kerry J Vahala
David W Vernooy
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Cquint Comm Corp
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Abstract

A resonant optical modulator comprises a transmission fiber-optic waveguide, a circumferential-mode optical resonator transverse-coupled thereto, a modulator optical component transverse-coupled to the circumferential-mode resonator, and a modulator control component. A control signal applied to the modulator optical component through the modulator control component alters the round-trip optical loss of the circumferential-mode resonator, thereby altering the transmission of a resonant optical signal through the transmission fiber-optic waveguide. The modulator optical element may comprise an open waveguide or a closed waveguide (i.e., resonator). The resonator round-trip optical loss may be altered by altering the optical absorption/scattering of the modulator optical component, or by altering an optical resonance frequency of a resonant modulator optical component.
PCT/US2001/049606 2000-02-17 2001-12-21 Resonant optical modulators WO2002050575A3 (en)

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US60/257,248 2000-12-21
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US09/788,331 2001-02-16
US09788301 US6891996B2 (en) 2000-02-17 2001-02-16 Resonant optical power control device assemblies
US09788303 US6888987B2 (en) 2000-02-17 2001-02-16 Cylindrical processing of optical media
US09788331 US6891997B2 (en) 2000-02-17 2001-02-16 Fiber-ring optical resonators
US09/788,301 2001-02-16
US09788300 US6865317B2 (en) 2000-02-17 2001-02-16 Resonant optical filters
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US4142775A (en) * 1976-09-27 1979-03-06 Bell Telephone Laboratories, Incorporated Optical signal processing devices
US4515431A (en) * 1982-08-11 1985-05-07 The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University Fiber optic amplifier
US4723827A (en) * 1982-11-12 1988-02-09 The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University Fiber optic switch and discretely variable delay line
US5015058A (en) * 1987-06-05 1991-05-14 The Commonwealth Of Australia Asymmetric fibre optic couplers and their fabrication
US5138676A (en) * 1990-06-15 1992-08-11 Aster Corporation Miniature fiberoptic bend device and method
US5446579A (en) * 1993-02-12 1995-08-29 Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Optical processor
US5475704A (en) * 1993-07-21 1995-12-12 Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Optical processor with booster output
US5822482A (en) * 1993-11-05 1998-10-13 Honeywell Inc. Fiber optic coupler package with strain relief and packaging method
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