Accession Number : ADA190854

Title :   Time-Domain Frequency-Selective Optical Memories: A Study of the Basic Mechanisms and Potential Systems.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 14 Feb 83-30 Sep 87,

Corporate Author : HARVARD UNIV CAMBRIDGE MA DIV OF APPLIED SCIENCES

Personal Author(s) : Mossberg, Thomas W

PDF Url : ADA190854

Report Date : 21 Dec 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : Fundamental principles associated with a new non-linear optical approach to constructing ultra-high speed, high density, optical memories have been studied in a four-year ARO research contract. Basic feasibility of the approach has been established. Non-linear optical approaches to optical processing, phase-conjugation, and pulse compression were also investigated. Keywords: Gas phase memory, Coherent transient effects, Frequency swept, Optical pulses, Solid state storage.

Descriptors :   *OPTICAL STORAGE, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, MEMORY DEVICES, VAPOR PHASES, NONLINEAR SYSTEMS, OPTICAL PROPERTIES, PULSE COMPRESSION, COHERENCE, TRANSIENTS, HIGH DENSITY, OPTICAL PROCESSING, FREQUENCY, SELECTION, TIME DOMAIN

Subject Categories : Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE