Optical Cache Memory Peripheral Circuitry: Row and Column Address Selectors for Optical Static RAM Banks

@article{Alexoudi2013OpticalCM,
  title={Optical Cache Memory Peripheral Circuitry: Row and Column Address Selectors for Optical Static RAM Banks},
  author={Theonitsa Alexoudi and Sotirios Papaioannou and G. T. Kanellos and Amalia N. Miliou and Nikos Pleros},
  journal={Journal of Lightwave Technology},
  year={2013},
  volume={31},
  pages={4098-4110}
}
We demonstrate WDM-enabled all-passive optical row and column address selector (RAS/CAS) circuits for use as optical static RAM (SRAM) bank peripherals in future optical cache memory implementations. We show that the introduction of the wavelength dimension in both the memory address and data word fields can lead to RAS and CAS architectures that rely exclusively on all-passive wavelength-selective configurations. An all-optical 2 × 4 RAS comprising a wavelength-selective filtering matrix… CONTINUE READING