It is shown that both the spatial and the temporal behavior of a laser pulse can be stored in and recalled from the spatial and spectral distribution of population in the ground state of an inhomogeneously broadened sample. Implications with regard to high-speed frequency-selective optical memories and ultra-high-speed holographic motion pictures are discussed.
© 1982 Optical Society of America
Thomas W. Mossberg, "Time-domain frequency-selective optical data storage," Opt. Lett. 7, 77-79 (1982)