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40-Gbit/s photonic random access memory for photonic packet-switched networks
Author(s): Ryo Takahashi; Tatsushi Nakahara; Kiyoto Takahata; Hirokazu Takenouchi; Takako Yasui; Naoto Kondo; Hiroyuki Suzuki
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Paper Abstract

We present a photonic random access memory (RAM) that can write and read high-speed asynchronous burst optical packets freely by specifying addresses. The photonic RAM consists of an optical clock-pulse generator, an all-optical serial-to-parallel converter, a photonic parallel-to-serial converter, all developed by us, and a CMOS RAM as a storage medium. Unlike conventional optical buffers, which merely function as optical delay lines, the photonic RAM provides various advantages, such as compactness, large capacity, long-term storage, and random access at an arbitrary timing for ultrafast asynchronous burst optical packets. We experimentally confirm its basic operation for 40-Gbit/s 16-bit optical packets.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 June 2004
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5356, Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits VI, (14 June 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.532544
Show Author Affiliations
Ryo Takahashi, NTT Photonics Labs. (Japan)
Tatsushi Nakahara, NTT Photonics Labs. (Japan)
Kiyoto Takahata, NTT Photonics Labs. (Japan)
Hirokazu Takenouchi, NTT Photonics Labs. (Japan)
Takako Yasui, NTT Photonics Labs. (Japan)
Naoto Kondo, NTT Photonics Labs. (Japan)
Hiroyuki Suzuki, NTT Photonics Labs. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5356:
Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits VI
Louay A. Eldada, Editor(s)

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