A simulation of S-SEED switching based upon experimental data is developed that includes the effect of critical slowing down. The simulation's accuracy is demonstrated by close agreement with the results from experimental S-SEED switching. The simulation is subsequently used to understand how the phenomenon of critical slowing down applies to switching of an S-SEED and how the effect on photonic analog-to-digital (A/D) converter performance may be minimized.
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B. A. Clare, K. A. Corbett, K. J. Grant, P. B. Atanackovic, W. Marwood, and J. Munch, "Investigation of Critical Slowing Down in a Bistable S-SEED," J. Lightwave Technol. 21, 2883- (2003)