An optical fiber loop memory can be used in a packet switched optical network to resolve the contention problems and increase the system flexibility. We report a multi-wavelength optical fiber loop memory with in-loop waveguide grating router (WGR). Bit error rate of stored packets is analyzed both experimentally and theoretically. A new refreshable multi-wavelength loop memory configuration is proposed and experimentally demonstrated. With this refreshable optical memory, which works like a DRAM (dynamic random access memory), optical signal can be stored as long as system required.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering|
|State||Published - 4 Dec 1998|
|Event||Proceedings of the 1998 International Conference on Applications of Photonic Technology, ICAPT - Ottawa, Can|
Duration: 29 Jul 1998 → 31 Jul 1998