Abstract

Swept-carrier time-domain optical memories [Opt. Lett. 17, 535 (1992)] are unique in that memory output signals occur cotemporally with the excitation field (read field) responsible for their generation. We demonstrate that this fact provides for the convenient detection of memory signals through their heterodyne interference with the cotemporal read field. Memory implementation is dramatically simplified.

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1993 (2)

1992 (1)

1991 (2)

1990 (1)

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).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1985 (1)

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

1984 (1)

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

1982 (1)

1979 (1)

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

1972 (1)

R. G. Brewer, R. L. Shoemaker, Phys. Rev. A 6, 2001 (1972).
[CrossRef]

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. Babbitt, T. W. Mossberg, Opt. Lett. 11, 724 (1986);W. R. Babbitt, T. W. Mossberg, Opt. Commun. 65, 185 (1988).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Bai, Y. S.

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

Bjorklund, G. C.

W. E. Moerner, W. Lenth, G. C. Bjorklund, in Persistent Spectral Hole Burning: Science and Applications, W. E. Moerner, ed., Vol. 44 of Topics in Current Physics (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1988), pp. 251–307.
[CrossRef]

Brewer, R. G.

R. G. Brewer, R. L. Shoemaker, Phys. Rev. A 6, 2001 (1972).
[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. Babbitt, T. W. Mossberg, Opt. Lett. 11, 724 (1986);W. R. Babbitt, T. W. Mossberg, Opt. Commun. 65, 185 (1988).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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).

Hesselink, W. H.

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

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]

Jusinski, L. E.

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.

Lenth, W.

W. E. Moerner, W. Lenth, G. C. Bjorklund, in Persistent Spectral Hole Burning: Science and Applications, W. E. Moerner, ed., Vol. 44 of Topics in Current Physics (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1988), pp. 251–307.
[CrossRef]

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).

Mitsunaga, M.

Moerner, W. E.

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

W. E. Moerner, W. Lenth, G. C. Bjorklund, in Persistent Spectral Hole Burning: Science and Applications, W. E. Moerner, ed., Vol. 44 of Topics in Current Physics (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1988), pp. 251–307.
[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);H. Lin, T. Wang, G. A. Wilson, T. W. Mossberg, Opt. Lett. 20, 91 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

N. W. Carlson, Y. S. Bai, W. R. Babbitt, T. W. Mossberg, Phys. Rev. A 30, 1572 (1984);Y. S. Bai, W. R. Babbitt, 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).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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]

Shen, X. A.

Shoemaker, R. L.

R. G. Brewer, R. L. Shoemaker, Phys. Rev. A 6, 2001 (1972).
[CrossRef]

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.

Wiersma, D. A.

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

Yano, R.

J. Mol. Electron. (1)

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

Opt. Lett. (8)

Phys. Rev. A (2)

R. G. Brewer, R. L. Shoemaker, Phys. Rev. A 6, 2001 (1972).
[CrossRef]

N. W. Carlson, Y. S. Bai, W. R. Babbitt, T. W. Mossberg, Phys. Rev. A 30, 1572 (1984);Y. S. Bai, W. R. Babbitt, 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]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (1)

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

Other (3)

W. E. Moerner, W. Lenth, G. C. Bjorklund, in Persistent Spectral Hole Burning: Science and Applications, W. E. Moerner, ed., Vol. 44 of Topics in Current Physics (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1988), pp. 251–307.
[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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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Schematic of the experimental setups for both dual- and single-AOM cases. (b) Detection electronics. BS, beam splitter; PD’s, Si p-i-n photodiodes; AMP1, preamplifier; AMP2, rf amplifier; PS, rf power splitter; DBM, double-balanced mixer; DSA, digitizing signal analyzer.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Single-event intensity versus time recording of (a) a data beam intensity versus time, (b) the beat signals between data and reference beams after the HPF, (c) the beat signals between the signal and read beams after LPF1, (d) the signals of trace (c) after passage through the mixer, (e) the signals of trace (d) after LPF2.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Single-event recording of (a) the input data (7-bit ASCII representation of the letters OPTICAL MEMORY) and (b) the corresponding recall signal from the single-AOM setup. For this measurement, HPF was cut on at ≈ 5 MHz, LPF1 was not used, and LPF2 was cut off at ≈1 MHz.

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