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Title: Attenuator And Conditioner

Abstract

An apparatus and method of attenuating and/or conditioning optical energy for an optical transmitter, receiver or transceiver module is disclosed. An apparatus for attenuating the optical output of an optoelectronic connector including: a mounting surface; an array of optoelectronic devices having at least a first end; an array of optical elements having at least a first end; the first end of the array of optical elements optically aligned with the first end of the array of optoelectronic devices; an optical path extending from the first end of the array of optoelectronic devices and ending at a second end of the array of optical elements; and an attenuator in the optical path for attenuating the optical energy emitted from the array of optoelectronic devices. Alternatively, a conditioner may be adapted in the optical path for conditioning the optical energy emitted from the array of optoelectronic devices.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [2]
  1. Albuquerque, NM
  2. Sandia Park, NM
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
879684
Patent Number(s):
US 7,021,836
Application Number:
09/749282
Assignee:
Emcore Corporation (Somerset, NJ)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Anderson, Gene R, Armendariz, Marcelino G, Carson, Richard F, Bryan, Robert P, Duckett, III, Edwin B., Kemme, Shanalyn Adair, McCormick, Frederick B, and Peterson, David W. Attenuator And Conditioner. United States: N. p., 2006. Web.
Anderson, Gene R, Armendariz, Marcelino G, Carson, Richard F, Bryan, Robert P, Duckett, III, Edwin B., Kemme, Shanalyn Adair, McCormick, Frederick B, & Peterson, David W. Attenuator And Conditioner. United States.
Anderson, Gene R, Armendariz, Marcelino G, Carson, Richard F, Bryan, Robert P, Duckett, III, Edwin B., Kemme, Shanalyn Adair, McCormick, Frederick B, and Peterson, David W. Tue . "Attenuator And Conditioner". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/879684.
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abstractNote = {An apparatus and method of attenuating and/or conditioning optical energy for an optical transmitter, receiver or transceiver module is disclosed. An apparatus for attenuating the optical output of an optoelectronic connector including: a mounting surface; an array of optoelectronic devices having at least a first end; an array of optical elements having at least a first end; the first end of the array of optical elements optically aligned with the first end of the array of optoelectronic devices; an optical path extending from the first end of the array of optoelectronic devices and ending at a second end of the array of optical elements; and an attenuator in the optical path for attenuating the optical energy emitted from the array of optoelectronic devices. Alternatively, a conditioner may be adapted in the optical path for conditioning the optical energy emitted from the array of optoelectronic devices.},
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