This research was supported by the Advanced Research Projects Agency of the US Department of Defense, under Contract No. F49620-93-C-0076.
Time-frequency domain optical storage in rare-earth-doped materials†
Article first published online: 15 SEP 2004
Copyright © 1994 Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 6, Issue 10, pages 791–793, October 1994
How to Cite
Kachru, R., Bai, Y. S. and Shen, X.-A. (1994), Time-frequency domain optical storage in rare-earth-doped materials. Adv. Mater., 6: 791–793. doi: 10.1002/adma.19940061019
- Issue published online: 15 SEP 2004
- Article first published online: 15 SEP 2004
The storage of information in the time domain through the use of spectral hole burning rare-earth-doped crystals is described. The technique, which is also known as stimulated echo, makes serial read/write data rates of 100 MHz possible. Applications include high-speed memory, signal processing, high-speed optical switching, optical interconnects, image processing, and logic operations.