Performance limits of delay lines based on optical amplifiers

  • J. B. Khurgin
  • Published 2006 in
    2006 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and…

Abstract

Performance of tunable buffers based on optical amplifiers and its improvement using gain flattening is analyzed. A simple analytical expression indicates that to store more than a couple of bits unrealistically high gain is required. 

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