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Organic frequency-selective materials for ultrafast optical storage and processing
Author(s): Aleksander Rebane
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Paper Abstract

Spectral hole burning (SHB) allows to extend conventional spatial-domain optical data storage and coherent processing into the dimensions of frequency and time. To achieve ultrafast performance, on the time scale of 10-12 - 10-13s, we use organic dye-doped polymer materials at liquid-helium temperature. These materials enable SHB recording and coherent transient responses with a broad optical band width of 5 - 10 THz. We discuss applications of organic SHB systems for associative recall of time-and-space domain events, spectral programming of pulse trains, Stark switching of holograms, THz-bit-rate multiplication, cross- spectral processing and photon gated recording of erasure resistant coherent transients.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 November 1998
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3468, Advanced Optical Memories and Interfaces to Computer Storage, (5 November 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.330426
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Aleksander Rebane, Montana State Univ./Bozeman (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3468:
Advanced Optical Memories and Interfaces to Computer Storage
Pericles A. Mitkas; Zameer U. Hasan, Editor(s)

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