A re-circulating-loop optical memory exploiting regenerative amplification by cross-gain-compression in a SOA is reported. Hundred circulations with maximum delay of 130μs with 0.5dB power penalty every 10 rounds are obtained with 10Gbps NRZ and RZ-packets.
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(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers
(060.1155) Fiber optics and optical communications : All-optical networks
(060.4259) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks, packet-switched
G. Berrettini, F. Scotti, G. Contestabile, and A. Bogoni, "A Regenerative Variable Optical Buffer for NRZ and RZ packets," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper OTh1G.2.
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