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: PDF

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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.