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Lyteloop data “storage in motion”
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents a patent pending approach to store digital data using high bandwidth laser light in motion. Data is stored in a loop. The amount of data stored is the data rate times the storage time. Lyteloop uses: (i) highly multiplexed optical communications to maximize data rate, and (ii) a long light path, to maximize length of time it takes light to traverse the full storage loop. Lyteloop is developing data storage in motion in 4 domains : fiber, space, and two forms of near vacuum chambers. Multiplexing is done across very wide wavelength ranges, and many spatial modes. OEM modes will be used in free space at the shorter wavelengths, and other spatial mode structures will be used in fibers. Multiple cores will be used in fibers. A 1.5 Gigabyte demonstation data storage unit has been built in fiber, and is described, along with its performance. We are starting a free space prototype. Lyteloop builds on, and advances, both free space, and fiber, high data rate communications technology as a method of storing data in motion. We also have patent pending approaches to increase the length of the data stroage loop. Less complex, and lower power, signal regeneration will be required to achive Lytelops’s goals.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 August 2019
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 11125, ODS 2019: Industrial Optical Devices and Systems, 111250B (30 August 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2531544
Show Author Affiliations
P. F. McManamon, Exciting Technology, LLC (United States)
A. Vedadi, LyteLoop (United States)
A. Willner, The Univ. of Southern California (United States)
D. Choudhary, LyteLoop (United States)
O. Harlev, LyteLoop (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11125:
ODS 2019: Industrial Optical Devices and Systems
Ryuichi Katayama; Yuzuru Takashima, Editor(s)

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