Journal article

Storage-bit-rate product in slow-light optical buffers

FG Sedgwick, CJ Chang-Hasnain, PC Ku, RS Tucker

ELECTRONICS LETTERS | INST ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY-IET | Published : 2005

Abstract

Performance of slow-light optical buffers in a digital transmission link is simulated. Error rates are calculated for various bit rates and storage (number of bits stored). For a given power penalty, it is shown that storage-bit-rate product is a constant, suggesting an alternative performance metric to the delay-bandwidth product.