Ultrafast bit and byte addressing of all-optical memory based on microring resonators for next-generation optical networks

Yingyan Huang*, Seng-Tiong Ho

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

We present a novel ultrafast all-optical memory scheme that has the potential to meet the demanding requirement for 100Gb/s all-optical data storage. The all-optical memory integrates an all-optical ring resonator flip-flop with an innovative GMCI (gain manipulation of coupler interference) based all-optical switch for ultrafast READ and WRITE. The potential device performance advantages include very low operating power for the memory element (<50μW per bit), low read-write power for the GMCI based all-optical switch (<0.5-5mW), ultrafast operation (10-100Gbit/s), very compact size (<10μm × 10μm per bit), addressable at bit or byte level, and monolithically integrated on InP chip.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAsia Optical Fiber Communication and Optoelectronic Exposition and Conference, AOE 2006
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
EventAsia Optical Fiber Communication and Optoelectronic Exposition and Conference, AOE 2006 - Shanghai, China
Duration: Oct 24 2006Oct 24 2006

Other

OtherAsia Optical Fiber Communication and Optoelectronic Exposition and Conference, AOE 2006
Country/TerritoryChina
CityShanghai
Period10/24/0610/24/06

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Communication

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