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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2006
  • pp: 948–950

Performance limits of delay lines based on optical amplifiers

Jacob B. Khurgin  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 7, pp. 948-950 (2006)

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The performance of tunable buffers based on optical amplifiers and its improvement by use of gain flattening are analyzed. A simple analytical expression is obtained indicating that the gain required to attain tunable storage of N bits increases nonlinearly with N and reaches unrealistically high values for N > 5 . A comparison with other types of optical delay line is made.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(070.4560) Fourier optics and signal processing : Data processing by optical means
(140.4480) Lasers and laser optics : Optical amplifiers

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: October 21, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: December 9, 2005

Jacob B. Khurgin, "Performance limits of delay lines based on optical amplifiers," Opt. Lett. 31, 948-950 (2006)

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