Accession Number : ADA319268

Title :   Spectroscopy of Materials for Persistent Spectral Hole Burning Optical Memories and Signal Processing.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Sep 95-31 Dec 96,

Corporate Author : MONTANA STATE UNIV BOZEMAN DEPT OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s) : Cone, Rufus L.

PDF Url : ADA319268

Report Date : DEC 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : The search for new optical materials for spectral hole burning applications, evaluation of their dynamic and static properties, and studies of the ultimate limits on material performance consistent the research that was carried out. We strive to understand the atomic scale mechanisms that determine material performance. Attention is focused on rare earth and transition metal ion materials; systems for photon gated hole burning are explored. General facilities for hole burning research are available in our laboratory, and we have fifteen years experience in this area, studying a variety of rare earth activated materials.

Descriptors :   *MEMORY DEVICES, *OPTICAL STORAGE, SIGNAL PROCESSING, ACTIVATION, SPECTROSCOPY, GATES(CIRCUITS), OPTICAL MATERIALS, HOLES(ELECTRON DEFICIENCIES), TRANSITION METAL COMPOUNDS, RARE EARTH COMPOUNDS.

Subject Categories : Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE