Abstract

Swept-carrier time-domain optical memory [Opt. Lett. 17, 535 (1992)] has been proposed as a means of storing optical data streams in inhomogeneously broadened spectral recording materials. The process provides for full utilization of the material storage bandwidth regardless of the data rate and permits storage of data sequences with durations exceeding the material dephasing time. We report what we believe is the first experimental demonstration of this storage process. Our experiments, implemented with frequency-swept diode lasers and Tm3+:YAG storage material, demonstrate single-event storage of 98-bit data streams whose duration is an order of magnitude longer than the material dephasing time.

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1994 (1)

1993 (2)

1992 (1)

1991 (4)

1990 (2)

1989 (2)

J. B. Gruber, M. E. Hills, R. M. Macfarlane, C. A. Morrison, G. A. Turner, G. J. Quarles, G. J. Kintz, L. Esterowitz, Phys. Rev. B 40, 9464 (1989).
[Crossref]

M. K. Kim, R. Kachru, Opt. Lett. 14, 423 (1989).
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1986 (1)

1985 (3)

U. P. Wild, S. E. Bucher, F. A. Burkhalter, Appl. Opt. 24, 1526 (1985).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

W. E. Moerner, J. Mol. Electron. 1, 55 (1985), and references therein.

A. Renn, A. J. Meixner, U. P. Wild, F. A. Burkhalter, Chem. Phys. 93, 157 (1985).
[Crossref]

1984 (2)

N. W. Carlson, Y. S. Bai, W. R. Babbitt, T. W. Mossberg, Phys. Rev. A 30, 1572 (1984); Y. S. Bai, W. R. Babitt, T. W. Mossberg, Opt. Lett. 11, 724 (1986); W. R. Babbitt, T. W. Mossberg, Opt. Commun. 65, 185 (1988).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Y. S. Bai, W. R. Babbitt, N. W. Carlson, T. W. Mossberg, Appl. Phys. Lett. 45, 714 (1984).
[Crossref]

1982 (1)

Babbitt, W. R.

N. W. Carlson, Y. S. Bai, W. R. Babbitt, T. W. Mossberg, Phys. Rev. A 30, 1572 (1984); Y. S. Bai, W. R. Babitt, T. W. Mossberg, Opt. Lett. 11, 724 (1986); W. R. Babbitt, T. W. Mossberg, Opt. Commun. 65, 185 (1988).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Y. S. Bai, W. R. Babbitt, N. W. Carlson, T. W. Mossberg, Appl. Phys. Lett. 45, 714 (1984).
[Crossref]

Bai, Y. S.

Y. S. Bai, W. R. Babbitt, N. W. Carlson, T. W. Mossberg, Appl. Phys. Lett. 45, 714 (1984).
[Crossref]

N. W. Carlson, Y. S. Bai, W. R. Babbitt, T. W. Mossberg, Phys. Rev. A 30, 1572 (1984); Y. S. Bai, W. R. Babitt, T. W. Mossberg, Opt. Lett. 11, 724 (1986); W. R. Babbitt, T. W. Mossberg, Opt. Commun. 65, 185 (1988).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Bucher, S. E.

Burkhalter, F. A.

U. P. Wild, S. E. Bucher, F. A. Burkhalter, Appl. Opt. 24, 1526 (1985).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

A. Renn, A. J. Meixner, U. P. Wild, F. A. Burkhalter, Chem. Phys. 93, 157 (1985).
[Crossref]

Carlson, N. W.

N. W. Carlson, Y. S. Bai, W. R. Babbitt, T. W. Mossberg, Phys. Rev. A 30, 1572 (1984); Y. S. Bai, W. R. Babitt, T. W. Mossberg, Opt. Lett. 11, 724 (1986); W. R. Babbitt, T. W. Mossberg, Opt. Commun. 65, 185 (1988).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Y. S. Bai, W. R. Babbitt, N. W. Carlson, T. W. Mossberg, Appl. Phys. Lett. 45, 714 (1984).
[Crossref]

Castro, G.

G. Castro, D. Haarer, R. M. Macfarlane, H. P. Trommsdorff, U.S. patent4,101,976 (July18, 1978).

Esterowitz, L.

J. B. Gruber, M. E. Hills, R. M. Macfarlane, C. A. Morrison, G. A. Turner, G. J. Quarles, G. J. Kintz, L. Esterowitz, Phys. Rev. B 40, 9464 (1989).
[Crossref]

Gruber, J. B.

J. B. Gruber, M. E. Hills, R. M. Macfarlane, C. A. Morrison, G. A. Turner, G. J. Quarles, G. J. Kintz, L. Esterowitz, Phys. Rev. B 40, 9464 (1989).
[Crossref]

Haarer, D.

G. Castro, D. Haarer, R. M. Macfarlane, H. P. Trommsdorff, U.S. patent4,101,976 (July18, 1978).

Harvey, K. C.

Hills, M. E.

J. B. Gruber, M. E. Hills, R. M. Macfarlane, C. A. Morrison, G. A. Turner, G. J. Quarles, G. J. Kintz, L. Esterowitz, Phys. Rev. B 40, 9464 (1989).
[Crossref]

Huestis, D. L.

Jusinski, L. E.

Kaarli, R.

Kachru, R.

Kim, M. K.

Kintz, G. J.

J. B. Gruber, M. E. Hills, R. M. Macfarlane, C. A. Morrison, G. A. Turner, G. J. Quarles, G. J. Kintz, L. Esterowitz, Phys. Rev. B 40, 9464 (1989).
[Crossref]

Kroll, S.

Macfarlane, R. M.

R. M. Macfarlane, Opt. Lett. 18, 1958 (1993).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J. B. Gruber, M. E. Hills, R. M. Macfarlane, C. A. Morrison, G. A. Turner, G. J. Quarles, G. J. Kintz, L. Esterowitz, Phys. Rev. B 40, 9464 (1989).
[Crossref]

G. Castro, D. Haarer, R. M. Macfarlane, H. P. Trommsdorff, U.S. patent4,101,976 (July18, 1978).

Meixner, A. J.

A. Renn, A. J. Meixner, U. P. Wild, F. A. Burkhalter, Chem. Phys. 93, 157 (1985).
[Crossref]

Mitsunaga, M.

Moerner, W. E.

W. E. Moerner, J. Mol. Electron. 1, 55 (1985), and references therein.

W. E. Moerner, Persistent Spectral Holeburning: Science and Applications (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1988).
[Crossref]

Morrison, C. A.

J. B. Gruber, M. E. Hills, R. M. Macfarlane, C. A. Morrison, G. A. Turner, G. J. Quarles, G. J. Kintz, L. Esterowitz, Phys. Rev. B 40, 9464 (1989).
[Crossref]

Mossberg, T. W.

T. W. Mossberg, Opt. Lett. 17, 535 (1992); T. W. MossbergU.S. patent5,276,637 (January4, 1994).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Y. S. Bai, W. R. Babbitt, N. W. Carlson, T. W. Mossberg, Appl. Phys. Lett. 45, 714 (1984).
[Crossref]

N. W. Carlson, Y. S. Bai, W. R. Babbitt, T. W. Mossberg, Phys. Rev. A 30, 1572 (1984); Y. S. Bai, W. R. Babitt, T. W. Mossberg, Opt. Lett. 11, 724 (1986); W. R. Babbitt, T. W. Mossberg, Opt. Commun. 65, 185 (1988).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

T. W. Mossberg, Opt. Lett. 7, 77 (1982); T. W. MossbergU.S. patent4,459,682 (July10, 1984).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Myatt, C. J.

Quarles, G. J.

J. B. Gruber, M. E. Hills, R. M. Macfarlane, C. A. Morrison, G. A. Turner, G. J. Quarles, G. J. Kintz, L. Esterowitz, Phys. Rev. B 40, 9464 (1989).
[Crossref]

Rebane, A.

Renn, A.

U. P. Wild, A. Renn, J. Mol. Electron. 7, 1 (1991).
[Crossref]

A. Renn, A. J. Meixner, U. P. Wild, F. A. Burkhalter, Chem. Phys. 93, 157 (1985).
[Crossref]

Saari, P.

Shen, X. A.

Sonajalg, H.

Szabo, A.

A. Szabo, U.S. patent3,896,420 (July22, 1975).

Trommsdorff, H. P.

G. Castro, D. Haarer, R. M. Macfarlane, H. P. Trommsdorff, U.S. patent4,101,976 (July18, 1978).

Turner, G. A.

J. B. Gruber, M. E. Hills, R. M. Macfarlane, C. A. Morrison, G. A. Turner, G. J. Quarles, G. J. Kintz, L. Esterowitz, Phys. Rev. B 40, 9464 (1989).
[Crossref]

Uesugi, N.

Wild, U. P.

U. P. Wild, A. Renn, J. Mol. Electron. 7, 1 (1991).
[Crossref]

A. Renn, A. J. Meixner, U. P. Wild, F. A. Burkhalter, Chem. Phys. 93, 157 (1985).
[Crossref]

U. P. Wild, S. E. Bucher, F. A. Burkhalter, Appl. Opt. 24, 1526 (1985).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Xu, E. Y.

Yano, R.

Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

Y. S. Bai, W. R. Babbitt, N. W. Carlson, T. W. Mossberg, Appl. Phys. Lett. 45, 714 (1984).
[Crossref]

Chem. Phys. (1)

A. Renn, A. J. Meixner, U. P. Wild, F. A. Burkhalter, Chem. Phys. 93, 157 (1985).
[Crossref]

J. Mol. Electron. (2)

U. P. Wild, A. Renn, J. Mol. Electron. 7, 1 (1991).
[Crossref]

W. E. Moerner, J. Mol. Electron. 1, 55 (1985), and references therein.

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (2)

Opt. Lett. (10)

Phys. Rev. A (1)

N. W. Carlson, Y. S. Bai, W. R. Babbitt, T. W. Mossberg, Phys. Rev. A 30, 1572 (1984); Y. S. Bai, W. R. Babitt, T. W. Mossberg, Opt. Lett. 11, 724 (1986); W. R. Babbitt, T. W. Mossberg, Opt. Commun. 65, 185 (1988).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Phys. Rev. B (1)

J. B. Gruber, M. E. Hills, R. M. Macfarlane, C. A. Morrison, G. A. Turner, G. J. Quarles, G. J. Kintz, L. Esterowitz, Phys. Rev. B 40, 9464 (1989).
[Crossref]

Other (3)

W. E. Moerner, Persistent Spectral Holeburning: Science and Applications (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1988).
[Crossref]

A. Szabo, U.S. patent3,896,420 (July22, 1975).

G. Castro, D. Haarer, R. M. Macfarlane, H. P. Trommsdorff, U.S. patent4,101,976 (July18, 1978).

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Four-dimensional spectral–spatial holography showing (a) the recording and (b) the recall process. Note that the fields involved may display both spatial and temporal structure.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Schematic of the experimental apparatus. APD, avalanche photodiode. (b) Temporal storage sequence. The reference and read beams have constant amplitude and identical linear frequency chirps. The data and signal beams are modulated in amplitude, as shown, or phase to encode data. The data (signal) beam is frequency chirped with an instantaneous frequency offset of νRD from the reference (read) beam.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Single-event intensity versus time recording of (a) a data beam reduced to an intensity comparable with that of output signals and (b) the corresponding output signal beam.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Single-event recording of (a) an input data beam with τb = 0.5 μs; (b) a signal beam produced by the data beam of (a); (c) a signal beam produced by a data beam identical to (a) but with τb = 0.2 μs; (d) a signal beam produced by a data beam identical to (a) but with τb = 0.1 μs.

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E ( r , ν ) = - E ( r , t ) exp ( - 2 π i ν t ) d t ,
E tot ( r , ν ) 2 = E ref ( r , ν ) 2 + E d ( r , ν ) 2 + [ E d ( r , ν ) E ref * ( r , ν ) + c . c . ] .
E s ( r , ν ) - E rd ( r , ν ) E ref * ( r , ν ) E d ( r , ν ) × exp ( 2 π i ν t ) d ν .

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