Abstract

Using swept-carrier frequency-selective optical data storage techniques to record multikilobit-long data streams at single spatial locations, we have achieved an areal storage density of 8 Gbits/in.2 and a density–input/output bandwidth product of 1.5 × 1017 bits/(in.2 s). The latter quantity is among the highest demonstrated in the context of nonparallelized two-dimensional optical or magnetic recording systems. Extrapolation of the present results to full material utilization suggests an achievable storage density of the order of 100 Gbits/in.2.

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1990 (2)

M. Mitsunaga, N. Uesugi, Opt. Lett. 15, 195 (1990).
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G. K. Liu, R. L. Cone, Phys. Rev. B 41, 6193 (1990).
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1988 (1)

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1986 (3)

1985 (1)

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1982 (1)

Babbitt, W. R.

Bai, Y.

Bai, Y. S.

Bjorklund, G. C.

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Croci, M.

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Haarer, D.

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

Holliday, K.

C. Wei, K. Holliday, A. J. Meixner, M. Croci, U. P. Wild, J. Lumin. 50, 89 (1991)K. Holliday, C. Wei, M. Croci, U. P. Wild, J. Lumin. 53, 227 (1992).
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Huang, J.

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Jusinski, L. E.

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Lezama, A.

J. Huang, J. Zhang, A. Lezama, T. W. Mossberg, Phys. Rev. Lett. 63, 78 (1989)J. Huang, J. Zhang, T. W. Mossberg, Opt. Commun. 75, 29 (1990).
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Matsukawa, M.

Meixner, A. J.

C. Wei, K. Holliday, A. J. Meixner, M. Croci, U. P. Wild, J. Lumin. 50, 89 (1991)K. Holliday, C. Wei, M. Croci, U. P. Wild, J. Lumin. 53, 227 (1992).
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W. Lenth, W. E. Moerner, Opt. Commun. 58, 249 (1986).
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G. Castro, D. Haarer, R. M. Macfarlane, H. P. Trommsdorff, U.S. patent4,101,976 (July18, 1978).

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Wang, T.

Wei, C.

C. Wei, K. Holliday, A. J. Meixner, M. Croci, U. P. Wild, J. Lumin. 50, 89 (1991)K. Holliday, C. Wei, M. Croci, U. P. Wild, J. Lumin. 53, 227 (1992).
[Crossref]

Wild, U. P.

C. Wei, K. Holliday, A. J. Meixner, M. Croci, U. P. Wild, J. Lumin. 50, 89 (1991)K. Holliday, C. Wei, M. Croci, U. P. Wild, J. Lumin. 53, 227 (1992).
[Crossref]

Wilson, G. A.

Yano, R.

Zhang, J.

J. Huang, J. Zhang, A. Lezama, T. W. Mossberg, Phys. Rev. Lett. 63, 78 (1989)J. Huang, J. Zhang, T. W. Mossberg, Opt. Commun. 75, 29 (1990).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Appl. Opt. (1)

J. Lumin. (2)

M. Mitsunaga, N. Uesugi, J. Lumin. 48/49, 459 (1991).
[Crossref]

C. Wei, K. Holliday, A. J. Meixner, M. Croci, U. P. Wild, J. Lumin. 50, 89 (1991)K. Holliday, C. Wei, M. Croci, U. P. Wild, J. Lumin. 53, 227 (1992).
[Crossref]

J. Mol. Electron. (1)

W. E. Moerner, J. Mol. Electron. 1, 55 (1985)W. E. Moerner, W. Lenth, G. C. Bjorklund, in Persistent Spectral Holeburning: Science and Applications, W. E. Moerner, ed., Vol. 44 of Topics in Current Physics (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1988), pp. 251–307.

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

Opt. Commun. (2)

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

W. Lenth, W. E. Moerner, Opt. Commun. 58, 249 (1986).
[Crossref]

Opt. Lett. (12)

Phys. Rev. B (1)

G. K. Liu, R. L. Cone, Phys. Rev. B 41, 6193 (1990).
[Crossref]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (2)

M. Mitsunaga, T. Takagahara, R. Yano, N. Uesugi, Phys. Rev. Lett. 68, 3216 (1992).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J. Huang, J. Zhang, A. Lezama, T. W. Mossberg, Phys. Rev. Lett. 63, 78 (1989)J. Huang, J. Zhang, T. W. Mossberg, Opt. Commun. 75, 29 (1990).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Other (2)

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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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Input and output signals stored at an areal density of 8 Gbits/in.2. The top trace shows the entire recalled sequence (single event). The lower three pairs of traces show the same output data stream expanded by approximately three times along with the input data.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) 4-kbit input data stream. (b) Entire single-event output data stream. (c), (d) Temporally expanded portion of the first two traces showing the input data and the single-event output data, respectively. The expanded section was chosen randomly and is representative of overall signal fidelity.

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