A novel optical buffer memory with a shift register function using a two-dimensional array of polarization bistable VCSELs is proposed. 1-bit optical buffering, which is an essential part of the memory, has been experimentally demonstrated.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.1450) Nonlinear optics : Bistability
(250.0250) Optoelectronics : Optoelectronics
(250.7260) Optoelectronics : Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers
H. Kawaguchi, T. Mori, Y. Sato, and Y. Yamayoshi, "Optical Buffer Memory Using a Polarization Bistable VCSEL," 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 CWG7.
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