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.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Conference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting-LEOS|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 1996|
|Event||Proceedings of the 1996 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO'96 - Anaheim, CA, USA|
Duration: 2 Jun 1996 → 7 Jun 1996