Accession Number : ADA293389

Title :   High Speed Random Access, Fourier Transform Holographic Associative And High Density Two-Photon Three-Dimensional Optical Memories Based On Bacteriorhodopsin.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : SYRACUSE UNIV NY CENTER FOR MOLECULAR ELECTRONICS

Personal Author(s) : Birge, Robert R.

PDF Url : ADA293389

Report Date : JAN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : The goals of this research and development program were to optimize bacteriorhodopsin based photochromic and photorefractive materials for use in optical memories. Two spatial light modulators (SLMs) based on bacteriorhodopsin were developed, one that could be controlled via applied voltage and the other controlled by light. The former performed below target specification; whereas the latter achieved diffraction efficiencies two-fold above target. Preliminary results on the three-dimensional data cube were sufficiently exciting to adjust the first year statement of work to also include the optimization of the bacteriorhodopsin data cube. (AN)

Descriptors :   *OPTICAL STORAGE, *MASS STORAGE, TEST AND EVALUATION, FOURIER TRANSFORMATION, SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION, OPTIMIZATION, SPECIFICATIONS, POLYMERS, THIN FILMS, EFFICIENCY, VOLTAGE, READ WRITE MEMORIES, RANDOM ACCESS COMPUTER STORAGE, THREE DIMENSIONAL, HOLOGRAPHY, DIFFRACTION, TWO PHOTON ABSORPTION, OPTICAL PROCESSING, PHOTOREFRACTIVE MATERIALS, LIGHT MODULATORS, PHOTOELECTRIC EFFECT, PHOTOCHROMIC MATERIALS.

Subject Categories : Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE