We analyze the link performance of an optical buffer using slow light as the delay mechanism. A power penalty of a few dBm is found for a 40 Gb/s link. We show the existence of a bandwidth-storage product trade-off.
© 2005 Optical Society of America
(210.0210) Optical data storage : Optical data storage
(210.4680) Optical data storage : Optical memories
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(270.1670) Quantum optics : Coherent optical effects
P. Ku, C. J. Chang-Hasnain, and R. S. Tucker, " Link Performance of Slow Light All-Optical Buffers," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and The National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper JWA33.
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