Ultrafast photonic interfaces for storage networking using serial-to-parallel and parallel-to-serial conversion

Hiroyuki Suzuki*, Ryo Takahashi, Tatsushi Nakahara, Hirokazu Takenouchi, Kiyoto Takahata, Takako Yasui, Naoto Kondo, Junji Yumoto

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We propose novel ultrafast photonic interfaces for use in storage networking based on all-optical serial-to-parallel and photonic parallel-to-serial conversion. We confirm their operation with 40-Gbit/s 16-bit optical data using compact modules and a potential bandwidth of over 100 Gbit/s. We realize a photonic random access memory (RAM) by sandwiching a CMOS RAM with these two interfaces and achieve the storage and read-out of 40-Gbit/s 16-bit optical data. We also discuss the advantages of the interfaces and their possible applications to storage networking such as the real-time remote back-up of huge quantities of data, disaster recovery and video communication systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-44
Number of pages10
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
EventOptical Data Storage 2003 - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duration: 2003 May 112003 May 14


  • All-optical serial-to-parallel conversion
  • Photonic parallel-to-serial conversion
  • Storage networking
  • Ultrafast photonic interface

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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