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Photonic buffer memory based on polarization bistability in VCSELs
Author(s): Hitoshi Kawaguchi
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Paper Abstract

A novel photonic buffer memory with a shift register function is proposed. The buffer memory consists of a two-dimensional array of polarization bistable vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs), in which the bit state of the optical signal, "0" or "1" is stored as a lasing linear polarization state of 0 or 90°. Input data stored as the polarization states of the first VCSEL are transferred to the polarization states of the second VCSEL. In our experiment using 980 nm VCSELs, 10 Gbit/s optical buffering, 2-bit optical buffering, and a shift register function have been successfully demonstrated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 December 2007
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6782, Optoelectronic Materials and Devices II, 678205 (12 December 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.754538
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Hitoshi Kawaguchi, Nara Institute of Science and Technology (Japan)
CREST, Japan Science and Technology Agency (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6782:
Optoelectronic Materials and Devices II
Yoshiaki Nakano, Editor(s)

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