A three-state optical memory is demonstrated, with a compact configuration and low switching power. It is presented that the memory has an extinction ratio of 40 dB and a large wavelength range of set pulses.
© 2008 Optical Society of America
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.1450) Nonlinear optics : Bistability
(210.0210) Optical data storage : Optical data storage
(210.4680) Optical data storage : Optical memories
J. Wang, Y. Zhang, A. Malacarne, A. Bogoni, L. Poti, and M. Yao, "Three-State Optical Memory Based on Coupled Ring Lasers," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference/National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper OMV5.
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