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Slow and Fast Light
Boston, Massachusetts United States
July 13-16, 2008
Applications in Optical Communications (SMC)

How to Build an Optical Buffer for IP Packets

Rodney S. Tucker


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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

OCIS Codes
(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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