We describe the design of Internet Protocol (IP) buffers for optical packet switches. We show that slow light delay lines and ring resonator arrays show potential, but a number of key challenges remain.
© 2008 Optical Society of America
(200.0200) Optics in computing : Optics in computing
(200.4490) Optics in computing : Optical buffers
(210.0210) Optical data storage : Optical data storage
(210.4680) Optical data storage : Optical memories
R. S. Tucker, "How to Build an Optical Buffer for IP Packets," in Slow and Fast Light, (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper SMC2.
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