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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 12 — Jun. 9, 2008
  • pp: 8451–8456

SOA gate array recirculating buffer with fiber delay loop

Emily F. Burmeister, John P. Mack, Henrik N. Poulsen, Jonathan Klamkin, Larry A. Coldren, Daniel J. Blumenthal, and John E. Bowers  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 12, pp. 8451-8456 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.008451


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Abstract

We present a compact variable delay buffer for storage of 40 byte packets. The recirculating buffer is based on an InP SOA gate array two-by-two switch which provides greater than 40 dB of extinction, sub-nanosecond switching, and fiber-to-fiber gain. The switch is used with a fiber delay loop 450 centimeters, or 23 ns, in length. The buffer is demonstrated with greater than 98% packet recovery at 40 Gb/s for up to 184 ns of storage.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: February 12, 2008
Revised Manuscript: April 25, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: May 16, 2008
Published: May 27, 2008

Citation
Emily F. Burmeister, John P. Mack, Henrik N. Poulsen, Jonathan Klamkin, Larry A. Coldren, Daniel J. Blumenthal, and John E. Bowers, "SOA gate array recirculating buffer with fiber delay loop," Opt. Express 16, 8451-8456 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-12-8451


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