Abstract

The possibility of erasing information in an arbitrary cell of an optical memory device based on the phenomenon of long-lived photon echo is theoretically considered. Optimal conditions for a maximal number of write–erase cycles in a given cell are obtained, and an experimental setup for observing this effect is proposed.

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[CrossRef]

N. N. Akhmediev, I. V. Mel’nikov, Zh. Tekh. Fiz. 58, 942 (1988).

N. N. Akhmediev, B. S. Borisov, V. A. Zuikov, V. V. Samartsev, M. F. Stel’makh, R. G. Usmanov, A. A. Fomichev, M. A. Yakshin, Pis’ma Zh. Eksp. Teor. Fiz. 48, 585 (1988) [JETP Lett. 48, 634 (1988)].

N. N. Akhmediev, I. V. Mel’nikov, Kvant. Elektron. 15, 2522 (1988) [Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 18, 1516 (1988)].

1987 (2)

1985 (1)

N. N. Akhmediev, B. S. Borisov, Pis’ma Zh. Tekh. Fiz. 11, 533 (1985) [Sov. Tech. Phys. Lett. 11, 222 (1985)

1984 (2)

A. Schenzle, R. J. DeVoe, R. G. Brewer, Phys. Rev. A 30, 1866 (1984).
[CrossRef]

N. N. Akhmediev, B. S. Borisov, A. A. Kokin, V. V. Samartsev, Elektron. Prom. 9, 56 (1984).

1982 (1)

J. B. W. Morsink, W. H. Hesselink, D. A. Wiersma, Chem. Phys. 71, 289 (1982).
[CrossRef]

1979 (3)

Y. C. Chen, K. Chiang, S. R. Hartmann, Opt. Commun. 29, 181 (1979).
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J. B. W. Morsink, D. A. Wiersma, Chem. Phys. Lett. 65, 105 (1979).
[CrossRef]

W. H. Hesselink, D. A. Wiersma, Phys. Rev. Lett. 43, 1991 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Akhmediev, N. N.

N. N. Akhmediev, I. V. Mel’nikov, Zh. Tekh. Fiz. 58, 942 (1988).

N. N. Akhmediev, B. S. Borisov, V. A. Zuikov, V. V. Samartsev, M. F. Stel’makh, R. G. Usmanov, A. A. Fomichev, M. A. Yakshin, Pis’ma Zh. Eksp. Teor. Fiz. 48, 585 (1988) [JETP Lett. 48, 634 (1988)].

N. N. Akhmediev, I. V. Mel’nikov, Kvant. Elektron. 15, 2522 (1988) [Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 18, 1516 (1988)].

N. N. Akhmediev, B. S. Borisov, Pis’ma Zh. Tekh. Fiz. 11, 533 (1985) [Sov. Tech. Phys. Lett. 11, 222 (1985)

N. N. Akhmediev, B. S. Borisov, A. A. Kokin, V. V. Samartsev, Elektron. Prom. 9, 56 (1984).

Allen, L.

L. Allen, J. H. Eberly, Optical Resonance and Two-Level Atoms (Wiley-Interscience, New York, 1975).

Babbitt, W. R.

W. R. Babbitt, T. W. Mossberg, Opt. Commun. 65, 185 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Borisov, B. S.

N. N. Akhmediev, B. S. Borisov, V. A. Zuikov, V. V. Samartsev, M. F. Stel’makh, R. G. Usmanov, A. A. Fomichev, M. A. Yakshin, Pis’ma Zh. Eksp. Teor. Fiz. 48, 585 (1988) [JETP Lett. 48, 634 (1988)].

N. N. Akhmediev, B. S. Borisov, Pis’ma Zh. Tekh. Fiz. 11, 533 (1985) [Sov. Tech. Phys. Lett. 11, 222 (1985)

N. N. Akhmediev, B. S. Borisov, A. A. Kokin, V. V. Samartsev, Elektron. Prom. 9, 56 (1984).

Brewer, R. G.

A. Schenzle, R. J. DeVoe, R. G. Brewer, Phys. Rev. A 30, 1866 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Chen, Y. C.

Y. C. Chen, K. Chiang, S. R. Hartmann, Opt. Commun. 29, 181 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Chiang, K.

Y. C. Chen, K. Chiang, S. R. Hartmann, Opt. Commun. 29, 181 (1979).
[CrossRef]

DeVoe, R. J.

A. Schenzle, R. J. DeVoe, R. G. Brewer, Phys. Rev. A 30, 1866 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Eberly, J. H.

L. Allen, J. H. Eberly, Optical Resonance and Two-Level Atoms (Wiley-Interscience, New York, 1975).

Fomichev, A. A.

N. N. Akhmediev, B. S. Borisov, V. A. Zuikov, V. V. Samartsev, M. F. Stel’makh, R. G. Usmanov, A. A. Fomichev, M. A. Yakshin, Pis’ma Zh. Eksp. Teor. Fiz. 48, 585 (1988) [JETP Lett. 48, 634 (1988)].

Friedlander, M. A.

M. A. Friedlander, S. Z. Meth, U.S. patent4,479,199 (1984).

Hartmann, S. R.

Y. C. Chen, K. Chiang, S. R. Hartmann, Opt. Commun. 29, 181 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Hesselink, W. H.

J. B. W. Morsink, W. H. Hesselink, D. A. Wiersma, Chem. Phys. 71, 289 (1982).
[CrossRef]

W. H. Hesselink, D. A. Wiersma, Phys. Rev. Lett. 43, 1991 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Kachru, R.

Kim, M. K.

Kokin, A. A.

N. N. Akhmediev, B. S. Borisov, A. A. Kokin, V. V. Samartsev, Elektron. Prom. 9, 56 (1984).

Mel’nikov, I. V.

N. N. Akhmediev, I. V. Mel’nikov, Zh. Tekh. Fiz. 58, 942 (1988).

N. N. Akhmediev, I. V. Mel’nikov, Kvant. Elektron. 15, 2522 (1988) [Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 18, 1516 (1988)].

Meth, S. Z.

M. A. Friedlander, S. Z. Meth, U.S. patent4,479,199 (1984).

Morsink, J. B. W.

J. B. W. Morsink, W. H. Hesselink, D. A. Wiersma, Chem. Phys. 71, 289 (1982).
[CrossRef]

J. B. W. Morsink, D. A. Wiersma, Chem. Phys. Lett. 65, 105 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Mossberg, T. W.

W. R. Babbitt, T. W. Mossberg, Opt. Commun. 65, 185 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Samartsev, V. V.

N. N. Akhmediev, B. S. Borisov, V. A. Zuikov, V. V. Samartsev, M. F. Stel’makh, R. G. Usmanov, A. A. Fomichev, M. A. Yakshin, Pis’ma Zh. Eksp. Teor. Fiz. 48, 585 (1988) [JETP Lett. 48, 634 (1988)].

N. N. Akhmediev, B. S. Borisov, A. A. Kokin, V. V. Samartsev, Elektron. Prom. 9, 56 (1984).

Schenzle, A.

A. Schenzle, R. J. DeVoe, R. G. Brewer, Phys. Rev. A 30, 1866 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Stel’makh, M. F.

N. N. Akhmediev, B. S. Borisov, V. A. Zuikov, V. V. Samartsev, M. F. Stel’makh, R. G. Usmanov, A. A. Fomichev, M. A. Yakshin, Pis’ma Zh. Eksp. Teor. Fiz. 48, 585 (1988) [JETP Lett. 48, 634 (1988)].

Usmanov, R. G.

N. N. Akhmediev, B. S. Borisov, V. A. Zuikov, V. V. Samartsev, M. F. Stel’makh, R. G. Usmanov, A. A. Fomichev, M. A. Yakshin, Pis’ma Zh. Eksp. Teor. Fiz. 48, 585 (1988) [JETP Lett. 48, 634 (1988)].

Wiersma, D. A.

J. B. W. Morsink, W. H. Hesselink, D. A. Wiersma, Chem. Phys. 71, 289 (1982).
[CrossRef]

W. H. Hesselink, D. A. Wiersma, Phys. Rev. Lett. 43, 1991 (1979).
[CrossRef]

J. B. W. Morsink, D. A. Wiersma, Chem. Phys. Lett. 65, 105 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Yakshin, M. A.

N. N. Akhmediev, B. S. Borisov, V. A. Zuikov, V. V. Samartsev, M. F. Stel’makh, R. G. Usmanov, A. A. Fomichev, M. A. Yakshin, Pis’ma Zh. Eksp. Teor. Fiz. 48, 585 (1988) [JETP Lett. 48, 634 (1988)].

Zuikov, V. A.

N. N. Akhmediev, B. S. Borisov, V. A. Zuikov, V. V. Samartsev, M. F. Stel’makh, R. G. Usmanov, A. A. Fomichev, M. A. Yakshin, Pis’ma Zh. Eksp. Teor. Fiz. 48, 585 (1988) [JETP Lett. 48, 634 (1988)].

Chem. Phys. (1)

J. B. W. Morsink, W. H. Hesselink, D. A. Wiersma, Chem. Phys. 71, 289 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Chem. Phys. Lett. (1)

J. B. W. Morsink, D. A. Wiersma, Chem. Phys. Lett. 65, 105 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Elektron. Prom. (1)

N. N. Akhmediev, B. S. Borisov, A. A. Kokin, V. V. Samartsev, Elektron. Prom. 9, 56 (1984).

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Kvant. Elektron. (1)

N. N. Akhmediev, I. V. Mel’nikov, Kvant. Elektron. 15, 2522 (1988) [Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 18, 1516 (1988)].

Opt. Commun. (2)

Y. C. Chen, K. Chiang, S. R. Hartmann, Opt. Commun. 29, 181 (1979).
[CrossRef]

W. R. Babbitt, T. W. Mossberg, Opt. Commun. 65, 185 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (2)

Phys. Rev. A (1)

A. Schenzle, R. J. DeVoe, R. G. Brewer, Phys. Rev. A 30, 1866 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (1)

W. H. Hesselink, D. A. Wiersma, Phys. Rev. Lett. 43, 1991 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Pis’ma Zh. Eksp. Teor. Fiz. (1)

N. N. Akhmediev, B. S. Borisov, V. A. Zuikov, V. V. Samartsev, M. F. Stel’makh, R. G. Usmanov, A. A. Fomichev, M. A. Yakshin, Pis’ma Zh. Eksp. Teor. Fiz. 48, 585 (1988) [JETP Lett. 48, 634 (1988)].

Pis’ma Zh. Tekh. Fiz. (1)

N. N. Akhmediev, B. S. Borisov, Pis’ma Zh. Tekh. Fiz. 11, 533 (1985) [Sov. Tech. Phys. Lett. 11, 222 (1985)

Zh. Tekh. Fiz. (1)

N. N. Akhmediev, I. V. Mel’nikov, Zh. Tekh. Fiz. 58, 942 (1988).

Other (2)

M. A. Friedlander, S. Z. Meth, U.S. patent4,479,199 (1984).

L. Allen, J. H. Eberly, Optical Resonance and Two-Level Atoms (Wiley-Interscience, New York, 1975).

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Scheme of energy levels used in the calculations.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Sequence of pulses (a) at information writing and readout and (b) at information erasing. 1 and 2 are the writing pulses, 3 and 4 are the erasing pulses, R is the readout pulse, and S is the echo signal.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Proposed experimental setup for observation of LPE and information erasing from a given memory cell. 1, The writing laser; 2, the erasing laser; 3, the resonant medium; 4, the optical delay line; 5, the electro-optical crystal; 6, the photodetector; 7, 8, the beam splitters.

Equations (5)

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ρ 11 = 1 2 [ ( 1 + cos φ 1 cos φ 2 ) sin φ 1 sin φ 2 × exp ( τ / T 2 ) cos ( Δ k w r + Δ φ w + Δ Ω τ w ) ] ,
ρ 22 = 1 2 [ ( 1 + cos φ 1 cos φ 2 ) + sin φ 1 sin φ 2 × exp ( τ / T 2 ) cos ( Δ k w r + Δ φ w + Δ Ω τ w ) ] ,
ρ 11 = ρ 11 + [ 1 β exp ( k 31 t w ) ] ρ 22 = 1 β 2 exp ( k 31 t w ) ( 1 cos φ 1 cos φ 2 ) β 2 exp ( k 31 t w ) sin φ 1 sin φ 2 exp ( τ / T 2 ) × cos ( Δ k w r + Δ φ w + Δ Ω τ w ) ,
χ = 1 β 2 exp ( k 31 t e ) ( 1 cos φ 3 cos φ 4 ) β 2 exp ( k 31 t e ) sin φ 3 sin φ 4 exp ( τ / T 2 ) × cos ( Δ k e r + Δ φ e + Δ Ω τ e ) ,
ρ 11 = 1 β 2 exp ( k 31 t w ) ( 1 cos φ 1 cos φ 2 ) β 2 exp ( k 31 t e ) ( 1 cos φ 3 cos φ 4 ) β 2 exp ( k 31 t w τ / T 2 ) sin φ 1 sin φ 2 × cos ( Δ k ω r + Δ φ w + Δ Ω τ w ) + β 2 exp ( k 31 t e τ / T 2 ) sin φ 3 sin φ 4 cos ( Δ k e r + Δ φ e + Δ Ω τ e ) .

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