Single sideband data retrieval using swept-carrier optical memory

Tsaipei Wang*, H. Lin, T. W. Mossberg

*Corresponding author for this work

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As is well-known, single-side-band methods can boost transmission capacity. In the original implementation of swept-carrier memory, the frequency difference between reference and data beams, was set equal to or larger than the modulation frequency of data beam. As a result, all spectral components of the data field were stored and retrieved. This paper point out, however, that by eliminating the frequency offset between swept-carrier data and reference beams, one records only a single sideband of the data beam and on reconstruction can generate a single-sideband signal beam containing essentially the same modulation information as the original dual-sideband data beam. This result may be useful in both memory storage applications where it may lead to higher spectral storage densities and in communications as a means of generating single-sideband optical beams, albeit with an intrinsic frequency chirp.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)196-197
Number of pages2
JournalConference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting-LEOS
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1996
EventProceedings of the 1996 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO'96 - Anaheim, CA, USA
Duration: 2 Jun 19967 Jun 1996

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