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Optical coherent transient memory systems
Author(s): W. Randall Babbitt
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Paper Abstract

A performance analysis of an optical coherent transient optical memory system is presented. The simplest configuration of a coherent transient memory is assumed in which a large block of bits are stored at each laser spot by a single data pulse. The reference and recall beams are assumed to be temporally brief and a photon gated storage medium is assumed. Even with this basic system configuration, the performance predictions yield promising results. With the assumed material parameters, data rates of 5 GHz, data block sizes of 4 X 105, and storage densities up to 4.3 X 1011 bits per cm2 are predicted.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 November 1993
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2026, Photonics for Processors, Neural Networks, and Memories, (9 November 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.163603
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W. Randall Babbitt, Univ. of Wahington (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2026:
Photonics for Processors, Neural Networks, and Memories
Stephen T. Kowel; William J. Miceli; Joseph L. Horner; Bahram Javidi; Stephen T. Kowel; William J. Miceli, Editor(s)

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