|| List of recent Optical Component-related patents
|Spectroscopic instrument and process for spectral analysis|
A spectroscopic instrument includes a first optical component for spatial spectral splitting of a polychromatic beam of light impinging onto the first optical component, an objective, which routes various spectral regions of the split beam of light onto differing spatial regions, and a sensor, situated downstream of the objective in the beam path of the beam of light, with a plurality of light-sensitive sensor elements. The sensor elements are arranged in the beam path of the split beam of light in such a manner that each sensor element registers the intensity of a spectral sector of the beam of light and the medians of the spectral sectors are situated equidistant from one another in the k-space, where k denotes the wavenumber..
|Opto-electronic modules, in particular flash modules, and method for manufacturing the same|
The opto-electronic module comprises a substrate member (p); at least one emission member (e1; e2) mounted on said substrate (p); at least one detecting member (d) mounted on said substrate (p); at least one optics member (o) comprising at least one passive optical component (l); at least one spacer member (s) arranged between said substrate member (p) and said optics member (o). The opto-electronic modules can be very small and can be produced in high quality in high volumes.
|Video endoscopic device|
A video endoscopic device has a camera head and two parallel optical arrangements, each with optical components, arranged coaxially with one another along a common first optical axis of the optical components of a respective optical arrangement and in the interior of an endoscope shaft. The optical components transmit an optical image from a distal end of the respective optical arrangement to a proximal end of the respective optical arrangement.
|Splitter modules and optical component module mounting assemblies|
A splitter module includes an optical splitter configured for splitting an input optical signal into two or more output optical signals. The splitter module also includes a housing that encloses the optical splitter.
|Optical components for luminaire|
An optical component has an elongate length extending between first and second ends and a width transverse to and substantially smaller than the length and extending between first and second sides. The optical component includes a refractive portion disposed between the first and second sides and extending along the length between the first and second ends, and a plurality of separate reflective portions.
|Beam shaping light emitting module|
There is provided a light emitting module (1) having at least one light emitting element (3) which is arranged to emit light of a primary wavelength, and a wavelength converting element (5) arranged at a distance from the at least one light emitting element (3). The wavelength converting element (5) is arranged to convert at least part of the light of a primary wavelength into light of a secondary wavelength.
|Mems device and electronic device having projector function|
In a mems device (1), a first drive portion (40) is divided into a first drive section (41) and a second drive section (42). A second drive portion (50) is divided into a third drive section (51) and a fourth drive section (52).
|Optical sensors for monitoring biopharmaceutical solutions in single-use containers|
Disposable, pre-sterilized, and pre-calibrated, pre-validated sensors are provided. The sensor comprises a disposable fluid conduit or bioreactor bag and a reusable sensor assembly.
|Optical screening system|
The present invention relates to rendering electro-optical systems (thermal camera, camera, binoculars, sighting device, etc.) unusable (optical darkening). The inventive optical screening system, which prevents reuse of the electro-optical devices by destructing optical components thereof, essentially comprises at least one optical group consisting of the optical components of the electro-optical system, at least one destructive unit which destructs the optical group, at least one triggering unit which activates the destructive unit, at least one management center which issues a command to the triggering unit to start optical screening..
|Optical component with angled-facet waveguide|
An optical component includes a component body, and at least one angled-facet waveguide formed in the component body, wherein the angled-facet waveguide is substantially mirror-symmetrical in shape relative to a line at or near the center of the angled-facet waveguide.. .
|Method for designing laser-light-shaping optical component, method for producing laser-light-shaping optical component, and laser-light-shaping optical system|
A method for designing an optical component for shaping laser light according to one embodiment of this invention measures the intensity distribution of an incident laser light, obtains the shapes in the short and long axial directions of a pair of aspheric lenses for each of the short and long axial directions of the incident laser light from the measured intensity distribution of the incident laser light and a desired intensity distribution, performs approximation of a high-order polynomial of the shapes in the short and long axial directions of the pair of aspheric lenses, corrects the high-order polynomials for the short or long axial directions using a correction factor, and obtains the shapes of the pair of aspheric lenses on the basis of the corrected high-order polynomials.. .
|Method for manufacturing passive optical components, and devices comprising the same|
A device comprises at least one optics member (o) comprising at least one transparent portion (t) and at least one blocking portion (b). The at least one transparent portion (t) is made of one or more materials substantially transparent for light of at least a specific spectral range, referred to as transparent materials, and the at least one blocking portion (b) is made of one or more materials substantially non-transparent for light of the specific spectral range, referred to as non-transparent materials.
|Optical component, spectacle lens, and method of manufacturing the same|
An optical component is an optical component including: a plastic base; and a multilayer film disposed on at least a surface having a greater curvature, of a front surface of the plastic base and a rear surface of the plastic base, wherein the multilayer film has a maximum reflectivity of 3% to 50% in a wavelength range of 380 nm to 780 nm.. .
|Extended depth of field three-dimensional nano-resolution imaging method, optical component, and imaging system|
An extended depth of field three-dimensional nano-resolution imaging method includes: creating an optical module with a double helix point spread function and multi-stage imaging properties of a defocus optical grating; obtaining double helix image of a molecule by imaging a molecule using the optical module; determining a lateral position of the molecule according to a position of a midpoint of double helix sidelobes on the imaging plane in the double helix image; determining an axial position of the molecule according to a rotation angle of a line of centers of the double helix sidelobes on the imaging plane and the position of the midpoint of the double helix sidelobes on the imaging plane in the double helix image. The double helix point spread function and the defocus optical grating multi-stage imaging are combined to implement three-dimensional imaging to extended the depth of field and to improve the resolution..
|Manufacturing method for image pickup unit and image pickup unit|
A manufacturing method for an optical unit includes: a step of bonding plural lens wafers, on which optical components are formed, and forming a lens unit wafer including plural lens units; a step of bonding a bending optical element wafer including plural bending optical elements to a first surface of the lens unit wafer such that the plural bending optical elements are respectively opposed to the plural lens units and forming an optical unit wafer; and a step of separating and individualizing the optical unit wafer for each of the lens units and the bending optical elements and manufacturing plural optical units.. .
|Aligning and directly optically coupling photodetectors to optical demultiplexer outputs in a multichannel receiver optical subassembly|
A multi-channel receiver optical subassembly (rosa) such as an arrayed waveguide grating (awg), with outputs directly optically coupled to respective photodetectors such as photodiodes. In one embodiment, an awg may be configured such that optical components of the awg do not interfere with direct optical coupling, and the wire bonding points on the photodiodes may also be configured such that wire bonding does not interfere with direct optical coupling.
|Amortization of expensive optical components|
A laser system includes an array of lasers that emit light at a number of different, fixed wavelengths. A group of optical transport systems connect to the laser system.
|Hermetically gastight optoelectronic or electro-optical component and method for producing the same|
A method for producing a hermetically gastight optoelectronic or electro-optical component with great robustness to heat and moisture is described. A housing cap is connected to a carrier in a hermetically gastight manner.
|A planar optical component and its design method|
This invention relates to a planar optical component and a design method thereof, the method including designing a structure with defined discrete phases; based on the structure with defined discrete phases as array elements, designing a 2d thin antenna array; constituting the planar optical component by a metal film having the 2d thin antenna array and a substrate. To achieve expected beam shaping effect, the method according to the embodiment of the present invention modulates structural parameters of antenna array elements to modulate the amplitude and phase of radiation field having vertical polarization states, which is excited by a beam having specific wavelengths and polarization states incident on the planar diffractive optical component.
|Optical coherence tomography systems and methods|
An optical coherence tomography system may have a reflector system that reflects light from a light source to provide a plurality of light rays that fall within different wavelength ranges, optical componentry that directs a subset of a first beam of light including the plurality of light rays to an object to be imaged, a detector that detects the subset after reflection from the object, and signal processing componentry that processes signals from the detector to provide an optical coherence tomography image of the object. The reflector system may be configured such that the optical pathways followed by the light rays change in length at an even increment, so that the first beam of light will project wavelength groups at relatively even time increments.
|Time division multiplexing (tdm) and wavelength division multiplexing (wdm) fast-sweep interrogator|
Methods and apparatus for fast sweeping a spectral bandwidth in order to distinguish among signals received from effectively wavelength division multiplexed (wdmed) and time division multiplexed (tdmed) optical components on a single fiber. For some embodiments, a method for interrogating optical elements having characteristic wavelengths spanning a sweep range is provided.
|Optical component including interference filter|
An optical component including an interference filter which is less likely to generate back reflected light, where the filter is accommodated in a hollow cylindrical housing and is tilted with respect to the optical axis. The housing has front and back openings.
|Low cost integration of optical components in planar lightwave circuits|
Planar lightwave circuits with a polymer coupling waveguide optically coupling a planar waveguide over a first region of a substrate to an optical component, such as a laser, affixed to a second region of the substrate. The coupling waveguide may be formed from a polymer layer applied over the planar waveguide and optical component such that any misalignment between the two may be accommodated by patterning the polymer into a waveguide having a first end aligned to an end of the planar waveguide and a second end aligned to an edge of the optical component.
|Combination optical filter and diffraction grating and associated systems and methods|
Optical components and systems comprising combined optical filters and diffraction gratings are generally described. In certain embodiments, an optical filter is in contact with a diffraction grating.
|Combination optical filter and diffraction grating and associated systems and methods|
Optical components and systems comprising combined optical filters and diffraction gratings are generally described. In certain embodiments, an optical filter is in contact with a diffraction grating.
|Vcsel pumped fiber optic gain systems|
Optical pump modules comprising vcsel and vcsel array devices provide high optical power for configuring fiber optic gain systems such as fiber laser and fiber amplifier particularly suited for high power operation. Pump modules may be constructed using two reflector or three reflector vcsel devices optionally integrated with microlens arrays and other optical components, to couple high power pump beams to an optical fiber output port, particularly suited to couple light to an inner cladding of a double-clad fiber suitable for a high power gain element.
|Stereo comparator for assembly and inspection of stereo endoscopes|
A stereo comparator configured for use with a stereo endoscope for adjusting and aligning an optical assembly of the stereo endoscope, for example, in connection with the repair of the endoscope. The comparator includes a housing containing a plurality of optical components, namely, a first deflecting component, a second deflecting component, a third deflecting component and a beam splitter.
|Electronic device with component trim antenna|
An optical component such as a camera, an acoustic component such as a speaker, or other electrical component may be mounted on the surface of an electronic device housing. A window structure may overlap the component.
|Systems and methods for preventing or reducing contamination enhanced laser induced damage (c-lid) to optical components using gas phase additives|
Systems and methods for preventing or reducing contamination enhanced laser induced damage (c-lid) to optical components are provided including a housing enclosing an optical component, a container configured to hold a gas phase additive and operatively coupled to the housing; and a delivery system configured to introduce the gas phase additive from the container into the housing and to maintain the gas phase additive at a pre-selected partial pressure within the housing. The gas phase additive may have a greater affinity for the optical component than does a contaminant and may be present in an amount sufficient to inhibit laser induced damage resulting from contact between the contaminant and the optical component.
|Tunable optical frequency converter based on a doppler vibration mirror|
The present invention provides a tunable optical frequency converter based on a doppler vibration mirror, which comprises a laser, a first optical isolator, a circulating frequency shift module. Said circulating frequency shift module is composed of an optical coupler, a doppler vibration mirror, a plane mirror, a first optical circulator, an optical fiber bragg grating, an optical amplifier, a second optical circulator, a tunable filter and a first optical isolator.
An optical component comprises a mirror array having a multiplicity of mirror elements, which are each connected to at least one actuator for displacement, a multiplicity of signal lines for the signal-transmitting connection of the actuators to an external, global control/regulating device for predefining an absolute position of the individual mirror elements, and a multiplicity of local regulating devices for regulating the positioning of the mirror elements, wherein the regulating devices are in each case completely integrated into the component.. .
An optical component comprising a mirror array having a multiplicity of mirror elements, which each have at least one degree of freedom of displacement, and which are each connected to at least one actuator for displacement, has a multiplicity of local regulating devices for damping oscillations of the mirror elements, wherein each of the regulating devices in each case has at least one capacitive sensor having at least one moveable electrode and at least one electrode arranged rigidly relative to the carrying structure.. .
A mobile robot including a light emitting unit, a processing unit, an optical component, an image sensing unit, a control unit and a moving unit is provided. The light emitting unit emits a main beam.
|Tunable optical frequency converter based on an ultrasonic grating|
The present invention provides a tunable optical frequency converter based on an ultrasonic grating, which includes a laser, a first optical isolator, and a circulating frequency shift module. Said circulating frequency shift module is composed of an optical coupler, an ultrasonic grating, a lens group, an optical amplifier, a second optical isolator, a first optical circulator, a fiber bragg grating, a second optical circulator, a tunable filter and a tunable attenuator.
|Concentrator photovoltaic systems|
A support for a photovoltaic element comprising at least a primary optical component and a photovoltaic package. The support comprises at least one clip for holding the primary optical component, at least one holder configured to locate the photovoltaic package, and at least one cut-out portion to allow overlap with the primary optical component of an adjacent photovoltaic element when the elements are rotated to align with incident sunlight..
|High density enclosure for optical modules|
Rack mountable equipment enclosures have been developed that contain a multiplicity of fiber optical component such as optical taps, arrayed waveguide gratings (awgs), optical splitters, and optical switches at a greater component density than has been previously achieved. For example, 192 fiber optical taps can be contained in a standard 19 inch wide equipment enclosure that is only 1 rack unit (1.75 inches) high.
|Optical head device and optical disc device|
An optical component, a hologram, and a photodetector are configured in an optical head device of an optical disc device such that a +1-order beam or a −1-order beam of diffracted light generated from light reflected from an information track in the intended information recording layer strikes the interior of the light-receiving surfaces of the tracking error detection light-receiving sections, a +1-order beam or a −1-order beam of diffracted light generated from light reflected from an information track in an information recording layer one layer deeper than the intended information recording layer strikes outside the light-receiving sections, and a +1-order beam or a −1-order beam of diffracted light that is generated from light reflected from an information track in an information recording layer one layer shallower than the intended information recording layer strikes outside the light-receiving sections.. .
|Tunable optical frequency converter based on an amplitude modulator|
The present invention provides a tunable optical frequency converter based on an amplitude modulator, which comprises a laser, a first optical isolator, a circulating frequency conversion module. Said circulating frequency conversion module is composed of an optical coupler, an amplitude modulator, an optical amplifier, a second optical isolator, a first optical circulator, an optical fiber bragg grating, a second optical circulator, a tunable filter and a tunable attenuator.
|Optical system and measurement method thereof|
An optical system for measuring an observed object includes an illuminant component, an imaging component, and an optical component. The illuminant component generates a measuring light.
|Method and apparatus for mounting electronic or optical components on a substrate|
A method for mounting components on a substrate includes receiving a component with a suction member which is mounted on a bonding head, displacing the bonding head relative to the substrate by means of a first movement axis and a second movement axis in order to position the component in a target position above the substrate, lowering the suction member by means of a third movement axis until the component touches the substrate, producing a predetermined bonding force with which the suction member presses the component against the substrate, and displacing at least one of the bonding head and the substrate by means of at least one of the first movement axis by a corrective value w1 and the second movement axis by a corrective value w2 in order to correct an inclined position of the suction member produced during the build-up of the bonding force.. .
|Multiple aperture, multiple modal optical systems and methods|
Multiple aperture, multiple modal optical systems and methods include at least one optical component positioned at a first position about a longitudinal axis; and at least two light sources connectable to the at least one optical component, wherein the multiple modal optical system is configured to transmit light from the at least two light sources in at least one direction transverse to the longitudinal axis and receive reflected light, and wherein the at least one optical component is configured to rotate about the longitudinal axis and translate along the longitudinal axis when connected to the at least two light sources.. .
|Optical couplings having coded magnetic arrays and devices incorporating the same|
Optical couplings for making and optical connection between one or more devices are disclosed. In one embodiment, an optical coupling includes a coupling face, an optical interface within the coupling face, an optical component positioned within the optical interface, and at least one coded magnetic array.
|Independently adjustable mount assembly for two optical components|
The invention relates to a mount assembly comprising two monolithic mounts in which optical components (1.3, 2.3), which can be translationally and rotationally adjusted in relation to each other, are held. The adjustment movements can be carried out without influencing one another, by providing one of the mounts as a rotational mount (1) and the other as a translational mount (2), which substantially only permit a translational and/or a rotational movement within the adjustment region provided..
|Wafer-level fabrication of optical devices, in particular of modules for computational cameras|
The device (50) comprises an optics member (60) and a spacer member (70), said optics member comprising n≧2 sets of passive optical components (65) comprising one or more passive optical components each. The spacer member (70) comprises n light channels (77), each of said n light channels being associated with one of said n sets of passive optical components.
An optical module, including a pcb, an optical component arranged on the pcb, and an optical fiber coupled with the optical component through an optical lens module, further including a fixed bracket, a lens bracket detachably connected with the fixed bracket, and a fiber bracket detachably connected with the lens bracket, the fixed bracket is fixed on the pcb, the optical lens module is arranged on the lens bracket, the optical fiber is arranged on the fiber bracket, and the optical component is located between the fixed bracket and the lens bracket, the fixed bracket is provided with at least two positioning parts, the lens bracket is provided with positioning parts matching respectively the positioning parts of the fixed bracket to achieve detachable connection. The optical path coupling is achieved through the mechanical fixation among multiple brackets, working process is simplified, and coupling consistency and accuracy are improved..
|Method for structuring a flat substrate composed of glass-type material, and optical component|
The invention is a method for structuring a flat substrate composed of glass material in the course of a viscous flow process. The glass flat substrate is joined to a surface of a flat substrate, which is preferably a semiconductor flat substrate, having at least one depression bounded by a circumferential edge located in the surface.
|System and method for projecting synthetic imagery and scenic imagery using an optical component comprising a diffractive optical element pattern|
A display system includes an optical component having a first and second surface, wherein the first surface comprises a diffractive optical element, and a projector system to create a projected image on the optical component. The projector includes an illumination source that emits electromagnetic radiation within a predetermined spectral band, an image generator that ascribes image characteristics to the radiation, and an optically-powered component that directs the radiation at the first surface of the optical component.
|Tunable optical frequency converter based on a phase modulator|
The present invention provides a tunable optical frequency converter based on a phase modulator, which comprises a laser, a first optical isolator and a circulating frequency shift module. Said circulating frequency shift module is composed of an optical coupler, a phase modulator, an optical amplifier, a second optical isolator, a first optical circulator, an optical fiber bragg grating, a second optical circulator, a tunable filter and a tunable attenuator.
|Mitigating thermal shock in tintable windows|
Tintable optical components such as windows are provided with a controller designed or configured to control the tinting in a manner that resists exposure to damaging thermal shock. The controller determines that a trigger condition for thermal shock is occurring or is about to occur and takes steps to avoid damaging thermal shock.
|Security screening systems and methods|
The present disclosure describes security screening systems and methods for identifying a suspect material in a sample. In general terms, the system and method disclosed herein provide collection optics configured to collect a first plurality of interacted photons from an illuminated sample and generating a first optical signal.
|Portable wavefront aberrometer|
A module for use with a mobile device to measure an aberration of a patient's eye includes a light shaft having a proximal end and a distal end, and a light source. The light shaft includes a first plurality of optical components arranged to direct light along a first light path from the light source to the proximal end, and a second plurality of optical components arranged to direct light along a second light path from the proximal end to a light detector of the mobile device.
|Optical alignment apparatus and methodology for a video based metrology tool|
A system for quickly aligning a test optic with various components of an optical metrology tool. A collimated target is presented to a beamsplitting reference surface located on a positioning system for holding and manipulating the test optic.
|Systems and methods for an integrated bio-entity manipulation and processing semiconductor device|
An integrated semiconductor device for manipulating and processing bio-entity samples is disclosed. The device includes a microfluidic channel that is coupled to fluidic control circuitry, a photosensor array coupled to sensor control circuitry, an optical component aligned with the photosensor array to manipulate a light signal before the light signal reaches the photosensor array, and a microfluidic grid coupled to the microfluidic channel and providing for transport of bio-entity sample droplets by electrowetting.
|Laser-based splicing of glass fibers onto optical components|
Aiming a laser beam (4) at the optical component (3). In order to specify an improved method in which the properties of the joining partners are maintained to the greatest extent during splicing, which exhibits high reproducibility and in particular is suitable for splicing joining partners of different cross-sections, the invention proposes that the angle of incidence of the laser beam (4) on the surface of the optical component be between 15° and 45°..
|Optical component assembly for use with an optical device|
The inventive optical component assembly advantageously enables a multi-waveguide optical component (such as the inventive optical fiber coupler array, a multi-core optical fiber, etc.), to be coupled to at least one waveguide of an optical device at a predefined coupling angle. The optical component assembly of the present invention comprises a multi-waveguide optical component with an output end, a prism having an input surface, an output surface, and an internal reflective surface with a predefined reflection angle, and a grin lens, positioned between the component output end and the prism input surface, along a longitudinal axis of the multi-waveguide optical component.
|Agile light source provisioning for information and communications technology systems|
Optical components are provided for use in information and communications technology (ict) systems. For example, an optical assembly includes an optical module configured to modulate continuous wave optical beams of different powers into a plurality of modulated optical signals at different powers and couple the modulated optical signals onto different length optical mediums, so that lower power ones of the modulated optical signals are coupled to shorter ones of the optical mediums and higher power ones of the modulated optical signals are coupled to longer ones of the optical mediums.
|Projection image display apparatus|
A projection image display apparatus capable of maintaining the positional accuracy of an integrator optical system even when subjected to an external force is provided. The projection image display apparatus includes an integrator optical system which converges and uniformizes a light emitted from a light source, a color separating optical system which separates the colors of the light emitted from the integrator optical system, a color synthesizing optical system which synthesizes lights separated by the color separating optical system, a projection optical system which emits the light, which has been synthesized by the color synthesizing optical system, onto a projection surface, a first optical case which fixes and houses the integrator optical system, the color separating optical system, and the color synthesizing optical system at respective predetermined positions, and a second optical case which fixes and houses optical components of the integrator optical system at predetermined positions, and the second optical case is attached to the first optical case..
|System for protecting light optical components during laser ablation|
A method and apparatus to perform laser ablation in the vicinity of a charged particle beam while simultaneously protecting the light optical components of the apparatus utilized to perform the ablation from being coated with debris resulting from the ablation process. According to preferred embodiments of the present invention, a protective transparent screen is used to shield the laser optical components.
|Method for reducing the effects of component misalignment in an optical system|
Different rotational interfaces between individual optical components and their mounts are compared based on a sensitivity of optical system performance to misalignment of the optical component to an alignment axis of the optical mount within a clearance space. The rotational interfaces at which the sensitivity of the optical system performance to the misalignment of the optical component approaches a minimum are incorporated into the optical design..
|Variable power optical system|
Liquid lens cells are used in a compound variable power optical system that forms an intermediate image between the object and the final image. A first variable power optical component is located between the object and an intermediate real image.
|Placement apparatus for optical component, suction nozzle for optical component, and a method of producing electronic device|
A placement apparatus for an optical component includes: a suction nozzle that includes a nozzle main body having a suction surface having a suction port, an optical component being sucked to the suction port, a plurality of nozzle electrodes disposed on the suction surface, each of the nozzle electrodes being brought into contact with a corresponding one of a plurality of component electrodes provided on the optical component so as to establish electrical conduction between each of the plurality of nozzle electrodes and a corresponding one of the plurality of component electrodes.. .
|Intravascular devices, systems, and methods|
Intravascular devices, systems, and methods are disclosed. In some embodiments, the intravascular devices include at least one electronic, optical, or electro-optical component positioned within a distal portion of the device and one or more connectors positioned at a distal portion of the device.
|Methods, systems and devices for determining white blood cell counts for radiation exposure|
Systems and methods are provided for imaging at least one eye with optical components and processing the image of the at least one eye to determine radiation exposure. An image of one or more eyes may be received.
|System and method for imaging in laser dental treatment|
A device for determining a contour of a dental treatment area during treatment thereof includes a laser beam guidance system and an imaging system. The laser beam guidance system can guide a laser beam and, optionally, a scanning light to a dental treatment area, and the imaging system, which can include an adjustable focus image sensor, can obtain an image of the dental treatment area based on light rays reflected therefrom.
|Upgradeable passive optical fiber circuit|
Optical equipment for 1g-epon, 10g-epon, and cwdm services are joined together using a novel combination of optical power splitters and multiplexers. This combination of splitters and multiplexers can be disposed in a single housing, which reduces the size of the combination and improves performance, since jumpers between multiple, separately packaged, optical components can be avoided.
|Rayleigh reflectors and applications thereof|
In one aspect, optical devices and components are described herein. In some embodiments, a device comprises a substrate and a grating layer disposed on the substrate, wherein the grating layer comprises a periodic grating structure and a sublayer beneath the grating structure and adjacent the substrate.
|Circuit board(s) employing optical interfaces optically connected to surface-accessible, planar-shaped, inter-board optical fiber traces, and related connectors, assemblies, and methods|
Circuit boards employing optical interfaces optically connected to surface-accessible, planar-shaped inter-board optical fiber traces, and related connectors, assemblies, and methods are disclosed. The circuit boards include inter-board optical fiber traces optically connected to optical components interfacing optical signals to electronic signal components in the circuit board.
|Laser optic protection|
The specification and drawings present an apparatus and a method for protecting lasers or other sources of high optical power from damage due to external sources of contamination using a concept of a sacrificial optical component and automatic laser shutdown based on a pressure indication of a substantial damage to the sacrificial optical component such as puncturing through that component.. .