Abstract

We experimentally demonstrate a novel, all-optical technique that spatially isolates two parts of a temporally encoded optical information stream from each other by means of spatial–spectral holographic technology. A brief reference pulse is applied to an inhomogeneously broadened absorber [Tm3+ :YAG (0.1 at. %) at ~ 4.4 K] in the direction opposite that of the information stream, overlapping it on a boundary between the two temporal parts to be isolated (i.e., the header and the data). Another brief reference pulse subsequently applied in the opposite (the same) direction as that of the information stream results in an emitted optical output that mimicks only the part of the information stream that follows (precedes) the first reference pulse in a time-forward (time-reversed) fashion, completely isolated from the other part.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Coherent transient optical signal processing without brief pulses

K. D. Merkel and W. R. Babbitt
Appl. Opt. 35(2) 278-285 (1996)

Continuous coherent transient optical processing in a solid

M. Zhu, W. R. Babbitt, and C. M. Jefferson
Opt. Lett. 20(24) 2514-2516 (1995)

Chirped-pulse programming of optical coherent transient true-time delays

K. D. Merkel and W. R. Babbitt
Opt. Lett. 23(7) 528-530 (1998)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (3)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (2)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription