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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 2009
  • pp: 3719–3721

Optical buffering technique under a space radiation environment

Mao Nakajima and Minoru Watanabe  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 23, pp. 3719-3721 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.003719


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Abstract

We propose an optical buffering technique for a programmable gate array under a space radiation environment. The technique allows rapid recovery of a programmable device that is damaged by high-energy charged particles. The technique uses invalid configuration data, including error bits that have already been damaged by the particles, while the configuration data are transferred using wireless communications and are retained on electronically erasable, programmable read-only, or static random-access-memory devices.

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OCIS Codes
(130.0250) Integrated optics : Optoelectronics
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(130.3750) Integrated optics : Optical logic devices

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 7, 2009
Revised Manuscript: October 4, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: October 7, 2009
Published: November 25, 2009

Citation
Mao Nakajima and Minoru Watanabe, "Optical buffering technique under a space radiation environment," Opt. Lett. 34, 3719-3721 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-23-3719


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