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Scalable and modularized optical random-access memories for optical packet-switching networks

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6 Author(s)
Chai, Y. ; Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Electr. Eng., Maryland Univ., Baltimore, MD, USA ; Chen, J.H. ; Choa, F.S. ; Zhang, J.P.
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Summary form only given. In a packet-switching network, buffer memories are required to resolve the contention problems. Random-access buffer memories can further facilitate the quality of service requirements to prioritize delay-sensitive packets. Among all the reported optical buffer memories, only the WDM type of fiber-loop memory can perform such a function. However, most of the reported WDM buffer memories are very hard to scale up. In this paper, we demonstrate a scalable and modularized random-access fiber-loop memory to facilitate optical-packet-switching networks.

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Lasers and Electro-Optics, 1998. CLEO 98. Technical Digest. Summaries of papers presented at the Conference on

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3-8 May 1998