Single-wavelength optical buffers : non-equidistant structures and preventive drop mechanisms

  title={Single-wavelength optical buffers : non-equidistant structures and preventive drop mechanisms},
  author={Joke Lambert and Benny Van Houdt and Chris Blondia},
We present two approaches that aim at reducing the loss rates in an optical buffer having access to a single outgoing channel. As opposed to a conventional electronic buffer, such a system consisting of a number of fibre delay lines (FDLs) can only realize a discrete set of delay values to resolve contention. This leads to voids on the outgoing channel, which increases the losses. Traditionally the FDL lengths are equidistant. Our first approach distinguishes itself by allowing more flexibility… CONTINUE READING
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