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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 18 — Sep. 15, 2013
  • pp: 3534–3537

Trap-door optical buffering using a flat-top coupled microring filter: the superluminal cavity approach

Jacob Scheuer and M. S. Shahriar  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 18, pp. 3534-3537 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.003534


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Abstract

We propose and analyze theoretically a trap-door optical buffer based on a coupled microrings flat-top add/drop filter (ADF). By tuning one of the microrings into and out of resonance we can effectively open and close the buffer trap door and, consequently, trap and release optical pulses. To attain a maximally flat filter we present a new design approach utilizing the concept of a white light cavity to attain an ADF that resonates over a wide spectral band. We show that the resulting ADF exhibits superior performance in terms of bandwidth and flatness compared to previous design approaches. We also present a realistic silicon-on-insulator-based design and a performance analysis, taking into consideration the realistic properties and limitations of the materials and the fabrication process, leading to delays exceeding 5 ns for an 80 GHz bandwidth and a corresponding delay–bandwidth product of approximately 400.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.2440) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Filters
(200.4490) Optics in computing : Optical buffers
(230.4555) Optical devices : Coupled resonators

ToC Category:
Optics in Computing

History
Original Manuscript: July 30, 2013
Revised Manuscript: August 11, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: August 12, 2013
Published: September 5, 2013

Citation
Jacob Scheuer and M. S. Shahriar, "Trap-door optical buffering using a flat-top coupled microring filter: the superluminal cavity approach," Opt. Lett. 38, 3534-3537 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-18-3534

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