Performance of tunable buffers based on optical amplifiers and its improvement using gain flattening is analyzed. A simple analytical expression indicates that to store more than a couple of bits unrealistically high gain is required.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
(070.0070) Fourier optics and signal processing : Fourier optics and signal processing
(070.4560) Fourier optics and signal processing : Data processing by optical means
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.4480) Lasers and laser optics : Optical amplifiers
J. B. Khurgin, "Performance Limits of Delay Lines Based on Optical Amplifiers," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper CMJ1.
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