Demonstration of a Photonic Integrator-Based Loadable and Erasable Optical Memory Unit with Picosecond Switching Times
Conference: ECOC 2009 - 35th European Conference on Optical Communication
09/20/2009 - 09/24/2009 at Vienna, Austria
Proceedings: ECOC 2009
Pages: 2Language: englishTyp: PDFPersonal VDE Members are entitled to a 10% discount on this title
Asghari, Mohammad H.; Park, Yongwoo; Azaña, José (Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique – Énergie, Matériaux et Télécommunications (INRS-EMT), Montréal, Québec, H5A 1K6 Canada)
A novel ultrahigh-speed optical memory concept is demonstrated using an FBG-based photonic integrator with ultra-large memory storage-to-switching time ratio (>300). An all-optical memory unit with unprecedented switching times of ~2.6ps is demonstrated using discrete components.