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Optical pulse storage loops
Author(s): John D. Moores; Katie L. Hall; William S. Wong
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Paper Abstract

Optical fiber storage loops storing packets of high-speed optical return-to-zero data have been demonstrated. Storage times greater than 30 minutes have been achieved. A basic storage loop design, demonstrated at 20 Gb/s, resembles an active-passive harmonically mode-locked fiber laser. A new modulation technique, rational-harmonic modulation, has been used in a similar storage loop design to achieve 50 Gb/s storage, using a modulator with only a 13 GHz 3 dB bandwidth. A 10.6 Gb/s all-optical storage loop has also been demonstrated, in which the electro-optic modulator has been replaced with a semiconductor diode amplifier which is driven by an optical clock.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1996
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2684, High-Speed Semiconductor Laser Sources, (1 April 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.236948
Show Author Affiliations
John D. Moores, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
Katie L. Hall, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
William S. Wong, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2684:
High-Speed Semiconductor Laser Sources
Paul A. Morton; Deborah L. Crawford, Editor(s)

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