Global Patent Index - EP 0985286 A1

EP 0985286 A1 2000-03-15 - COMMUNICATIONS APPARATUS COMPRISING OPTICAL AMPLIFIER

Title (en)

COMMUNICATIONS APPARATUS COMPRISING OPTICAL AMPLIFIER

Title (de)

KOMMUNIKATIONSGERÄT MIT OPTISCHEN VERSTÄRKERN

Title (fr)

APPAREIL DE TELECOMMUNICATION COMPORTANT UN AMPLIFICATEUR OPTIQUE

Publication

EP 0985286 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98921664 A

Priority

  • GB 9801453 W
  • GB 9710694 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9853564A1] An optical communications apparatus, comprising: (a) at least one pump laser support, on which is located at least one pump laser which provides pump light energy suitable for one or more optical amplifiers; (b) a splitter support, on which is located an optical splitter, the splitter having at least one inlet and a plurality of outlets; and (c) at least one optical waveguide which optically connects the pump laser(s) to the inlet(s) of the optical splitter such that pump light energy transmitted from the pump laser(s) is split into a plurality of separate portions before leaving the apparatus; the pump laser support, the splitter support and the optical waveguide constituting a single discrete apparatus which is able to provide pump light energy for a plurality of optical amplifiers, each optically connected, in use, to a respective outlet of the splitter.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

H04B 10/17; H01S 3/06

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

H01S 3/094 (2006.01); H04B 10/291 (2013.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H04B 10/2912 (2013.01); H01S 3/094003 (2013.01); H04B 10/291 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9853564A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9853564 A1 19981126; AR 015670 A1 20010516; AU 740988 B2 20011122; AU 7444398 A 19981211; CA 2290955 A1 19981126; EP 0985286 A1 20000315; GB 9710694 D0 19970716; PE 90799 A1 19990929; TR 9902874 T2 20000421; ZA 9804362 B 19981130

INPADOC legal status


2003-08-06 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20030128

2000-03-15 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 19991104

2000-03-15 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI NL PT SE