21 February 2014 Coupled microrings data buffer using fast light
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Proceedings Volume 8998, Advances in Slow and Fast Light VII; 89981D (2014) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2047561
Event: SPIE OPTO, 2014, San Francisco, California, United States
We present a theoretical study of a trap-door optical buffer based on a coupled microrings add/drop filter (ADF) utilizing the white light cavity (WLC). The buffer “trap-door” can be opened and closed by tuning the resonances of the microrings comprising the ADF and trap/release optical pulses. We show that the WLC based ADF yields a maximally flat filter which exhibits superior performances in terms of bandwidth and flatness compared to previous design approaches. We also present a realistic, Silicon-over-Insulator based, design and performance analysis taking into consideration the realistic properties and limitations of the materials and the fabrication process, leading to delays exceeding 850ps for 80GHz bandwidth, and a corresponding delay-bandwidth product of approximately 70.
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Jacob Scheuer, Jacob Scheuer, Selim Shahriar, Selim Shahriar, "Coupled microrings data buffer using fast light", Proc. SPIE 8998, Advances in Slow and Fast Light VII, 89981D (21 February 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2047561; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2047561

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