We demonstrate the temporal compression of photon echoes in frequency-selective materials by application of frequency-swept excitation pulses. Experimental results in Pr3+:Y2SiO5 for two- and three-pulse photon echoes are presented and compared with theory. A possible application to temporal reduction of optical data streams is shown.
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Felix R. Graf, Bernd H. Plagemann, Eric S. Maniloff, Stefan B. Altner, Alois Renn, and Urs P. Wild, "Data compression in frequency-selective materials using frequency-swept excitation pulses," Opt. Lett. 21, 284-286 (1996)