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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2007
  • pp: 163–165

Power dissipation in slow light devices: a comparative analysis

Jacob B Khurgin  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 2, pp. 163-165 (2007)

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The performance of various slow light schemes is analyzed from the point of view of power dissipation per stored bit. It is shown that the dissipated power increases quite nonlinearly with storage capacity, and that the schemes based on low-loss photonic structures with distributed amplifiers hold indisputable advantage over other schemes.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(210.0210) Optical data storage : Optical data storage
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices

ToC Category:
Optical Data Storage

Original Manuscript: July 19, 2006
Revised Manuscript: September 10, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: September 26, 2006
Published: December 23, 2006

Jacob B Khurgin, "Power dissipation in slow light devices: a comparative analysis," Opt. Lett. 32, 163-165 (2007)

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