Abstract

Photon-echo-based devices have been proposed for many applications in data storage, image processing, and optical communications. Many of these applications would benefit if the output from the photon-echo process could be used as input in a second photon-echo process. We demonstrate the generation of such secondary echoes, using the amplified output from an initial photon-echo process. The amplification is performed with a Pr:ZBLAN fiber amplifier, which gives a gain of more than 300 at 606  nm when pumped with 320  mW of power at 476  nm.

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1998 (2)

M. Azadeh, C. Sjaarda Cornish, W. R. Babbitt, and L. Tsang, Phys. Rev. A 57, 4662 (1998).
[CrossRef]

B. Luo, U. Elman, S. Kröll, R. Paschotta, and A. Tropper, Opt. Lett. 23, 442 (1998).
[CrossRef]

1995 (1)

1994 (1)

1993 (2)

X. A. Shen and R. Kachru, Opt. Lett. 18, 1967 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

U. Elman, B. Luo, and S. Kröll, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 13, 1834 (1993).

Azadeh, M.

M. Azadeh, C. Sjaarda Cornish, W. R. Babbitt, and L. Tsang, Phys. Rev. A 57, 4662 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Babbit, W. R.

Babbitt, W. R.

M. Azadeh, C. Sjaarda Cornish, W. R. Babbitt, and L. Tsang, Phys. Rev. A 57, 4662 (1998).
[CrossRef]

W. R. Babbitt and T. W. Mossberg, Opt. Lett. 20, 910 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Elman, U.

B. Luo, U. Elman, S. Kröll, R. Paschotta, and A. Tropper, Opt. Lett. 23, 442 (1998).
[CrossRef]

U. Elman, B. Luo, and S. Kröll, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 13, 1834 (1993).

Kachru, R.

X. A. Shen and R. Kachru, Opt. Lett. 18, 1967 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

X. A. Shen and R. Kachru, “Amplification of photon echo signals for photon-echo-based optical storage and optical-processing devices,” Proc. SPIE3468 (to be published).

Kröll, S.

B. Luo, U. Elman, S. Kröll, R. Paschotta, and A. Tropper, Opt. Lett. 23, 442 (1998).
[CrossRef]

U. Elman, B. Luo, and S. Kröll, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 13, 1834 (1993).

Luo, B.

B. Luo, U. Elman, S. Kröll, R. Paschotta, and A. Tropper, Opt. Lett. 23, 442 (1998).
[CrossRef]

U. Elman, B. Luo, and S. Kröll, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 13, 1834 (1993).

Mossberg, T. W.

Paschotta, R.

Shen, X. A.

X. A. Shen and R. Kachru, Opt. Lett. 18, 1967 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

X. A. Shen and R. Kachru, “Amplification of photon echo signals for photon-echo-based optical storage and optical-processing devices,” Proc. SPIE3468 (to be published).

Sjaarda Cornish, C.

M. Azadeh, C. Sjaarda Cornish, W. R. Babbitt, and L. Tsang, Phys. Rev. A 57, 4662 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Tropper, A.

Tsang, L.

M. Azadeh, C. Sjaarda Cornish, W. R. Babbitt, and L. Tsang, Phys. Rev. A 57, 4662 (1998).
[CrossRef]

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

W. R. Babbit and T. W. Mossberg, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 11, 1948 (1994).
[CrossRef]

U. Elman, B. Luo, and S. Kröll, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 13, 1834 (1993).

Opt. Lett. (3)

Phys. Rev. A (1)

M. Azadeh, C. Sjaarda Cornish, W. R. Babbitt, and L. Tsang, Phys. Rev. A 57, 4662 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Other (1)

X. A. Shen and R. Kachru, “Amplification of photon echo signals for photon-echo-based optical storage and optical-processing devices,” Proc. SPIE3468 (to be published).

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup, along with the input pulse sequence (inset): C1, C2, fiber couplers; DM1, DM2, dichroic mirrors; XTAL, crystal; D, data. See text for other definitions.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Role of the amplifier in the generation of the REAP (TPE2) signal. Traces (a) and (b) are set to the same scale. The gain of the amplifier can be calculated to be 180.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Pulse sequence in Pass1 (point A in Fig.  1). (b) Multi-data-pulse REAP (SPE2) signal.

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IREAP=ISPE1LCOUPGAMPLPass2{ηPass2},

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