An optical fiber buffering structure was proposed by embedding 3<sup>J</sup>feed-forward optical fiber delay lines into a re-circulating loop. By using SOAs as the ON-OFF switches, this structure is fast programmable and scalable.
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(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.2285) Optical devices : Fiber devices and optical amplifiers
X. Li, L. Peng, J. Chen, S. Wang, G. Wu, J. Lu, and Y. Kim, "A Novel Fast Programmable Optical Buffer with Variable Delays," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference/National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper JThA41.
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