We investigate scaling characteristics of slow-light optical buffers for optical packet switching, and compare slow-light buffers with future 22-mn eDRAM SiCMOS buffers. Dissipated energy per bit stored in slow-light buffers increases quadratically with capacity.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.4250) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks
(210.0210) Optical data storage : Optical data storage
R. S. Tucker, "Slow Light Buffers for Optical Packet Switching: Power Dissipation and Footprint," in Slow and Fast Light, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper WB1.
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