An all-optical regenerative memory device using a single loop mirror and a semiconductor optical amplifier is experimentally demonstrated. This configuration has potential for a low power all-optical stable memory device with non-inverting characteristics where packets are stored by continuously injecting the regenerated data back into the loop.
Bibliographical noteNOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Optics communications. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Johnson, N.C.; Harrison, J.A. and Blow, K.J. (2008). Demonstration and characterisation of a non-inverting all-optical read/write regenerative memory. Optics Communications, 281 (17), pp. 4464-4469. DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.optcom.2008.04.043
- loop mirror
- all-optical memory
- optical regeneration
- semiconductor optical amplifier
- terahertz optical asymmetric demultiplexor