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Number: 385/18
Name: Optical waveguides > With optical coupler > Switch (i.e., switching from one terminal to another, not modulation) > Reflective-type switch
Description: Subject matter wherein selective coupling of light between waveguides is achieved by mirror or mirrorlike elements.

Patents under this class:

Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
7933476 Method and device for providing electronic circuitry on a backplate Apr. 26, 2011
7925126 Fiber sensing system with self-detection mechanism Apr. 12, 2011
7912329 Optical-switch testing apparatus, optical-signal switching apparatus, optical-switch testing method, and control method for optical-signal switching Mar. 22, 2011
7889991 Planar lightwave circuit based tunable 3 port filter Feb. 15, 2011
7889957 Optical selector switch and signal-processing apparatus Feb. 15, 2011
RE42124 Fault-tolerant fiber-optical beam control modules Feb. 8, 2011
7885541 Method and apparatus for optical performance monitoring Feb. 8, 2011
7873246 Beam steering element and associated methods for manifold fiberoptic switches and monitoring Jan. 18, 2011
7872212 Use of mesa structures for supporting heaters on an integrated circuit Jan. 18, 2011
7871529 System for fabricating nanocoils using a wet etch technique Jan. 18, 2011
7848642 Method and apparatus for capacity-efficient restoration in an optical communication system Dec. 7, 2010
7847995 MEMS device and optical switch Dec. 7, 2010
RE41954 Optical time delay apparatus incorporating diffractive element sets Nov. 23, 2010
7826697 System and method for asymmetrical fiber spacing for wavelength selective switches Nov. 2, 2010
7822303 Optical wavelength selective router Oct. 26, 2010
7792399 Optical device Sep. 7, 2010
7791786 Afocal beam steering system corrected for excess diffraction due to phase error from microelectromechenical mirror offsets Sep. 7, 2010
7787721 Mirror, mirror unit, and optical switch Aug. 31, 2010
7787720 Wavelength selective reconfigurable optical cross-connect Aug. 31, 2010
7778503 Electronic device having optical data connection of movable housing parts Aug. 17, 2010
7773882 Optical code-routed networks Aug. 10, 2010
7773841 Optical turnaround Aug. 10, 2010
7769296 Arrangement for reducing multiplexing and demultiplexing cost in ultra long haul (ULH) all-optical networks by minimizing number of required mux/demux groups Aug. 3, 2010
7769255 High port count instantiated wavelength selective switch Aug. 3, 2010
7764882 Optical packet tray router Jul. 27, 2010
7760979 System and method for low loss waveguide bends Jul. 20, 2010
7760972 Multiport switch for optical performance monitor Jul. 20, 2010
7756419 Traffic signal node cross scheduling method and system Jul. 13, 2010
7756368 Flex spectrum WSS Jul. 13, 2010
7751705 Optical channel intelligently shared protection ring Jul. 6, 2010
7751659 Optical apparatus Jul. 6, 2010
7738749 Photonic crystal having heterostructure and optical device using the photonic crystal Jun. 15, 2010
7734175 Network configuring apparatus Jun. 8, 2010
7734128 Optical component, fiber collimator array and wavelength selective switch Jun. 8, 2010
7734127 Optical switch module Jun. 8, 2010
7723896 Driving mechanism using shape memory alloys including a magnetic latch May. 25, 2010
7720377 Compute clusters employing photonic interconnections for transmitting optical signals between compute cluster nodes May. 18, 2010
7720333 Optical module and data communication system including the optical module May. 18, 2010
7720329 Segmented prism element and associated methods for manifold fiberoptic switches May. 18, 2010
7715716 Methods and apparatus for optimizing utilization in reconfigurable optical add-drop mulitplexer based ring network May. 11, 2010
7711239 Microelectromechanical device and method utilizing nanoparticles May. 4, 2010
7710235 Inductors fabricated from spiral nanocoils and fabricated using noncoil spiral pitch control techniques May. 4, 2010
RE41274 Method and apparatus for MEMS optical sensing using micromirrors Apr. 27, 2010
7702243 Flexible node architecture with full protection Apr. 20, 2010
7702194 Beam steering element and associated methods for manifold fiberoptic switches Apr. 20, 2010
7702193 Optical crossbar switch Apr. 20, 2010
7702192 Systems and methods for driving MEMS display Apr. 20, 2010
7695801 Optical systems and refractive index-matching compositions Apr. 13, 2010
7689069 Semiconductor optical switch Mar. 30, 2010
7676153 Digital delay device Mar. 9, 2010

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