All-optical packet buffer system based on controllable-delay recirculating loop

Junhyuk Choi, Ghang Ho Lee, Taekook Kim, Yeongjun Kim, Jinwoo Park

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We present an all-optical packet buffer system that enables variable delay of the incoming packets in the optical domain based on the controllable-delay recirculating loop. It consists of two optical logic gate stages based on cross gain modulation nonlinear effect of semiconductor optical amplifiers to control the amount of delay. Incoming optical packets were either stored in the recirculating loop or routed to the system output by an optical control signal. The validity of the system has been experimentally verified using the optical bit sequences operating at 1 Gbps.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2058-2061
Number of pages4
JournalMicrowave and Optical Technology Letters
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Sept


  • all-optical networks
  • logic-based optical processing
  • optical buffering, optical data processing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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