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  • Vol. 16, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 1991
  • pp: 420–422

Room-temperature microparticle-based persistent spectral hole burning memory

S. Arnold, C. T. Liu, W. B. Whitten, and J. M. Ramsey  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 16, Issue 6, pp. 420-422 (1991)

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We show both theoretically and experimentally that a random distribution of spherical microparticles may be used as a spectral hole burning memory. This microparticle hole burning memory, which can be both written and read at room temperature, is a direct consequence of the properties of morphology-dependent resonances of microparticles.

© 1991 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: October 17, 1990
Manuscript Accepted: December 21, 1990
Published: March 15, 1991

S. Arnold, W. B. Whitten, J. M. Ramsey, and C. T. Liu, "Room-temperature microparticle-based persistent spectral hole burning memory," Opt. Lett. 16, 420-422 (1991)

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