Potentials of two-photon based 3-D optical memories for high performance computing

Susan Hunter, Fouad Kiamilev, Sadik Esener, Dimitri A. Parthenopoulos, Peter M. Rentzepis

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Abstract

The advent of optoelectronic computers and highly parallel electronic processors has brought about a need for storage systems with enormous memory capacity and memory bandwidth. These demands cannot be met with current memory technologies (i.e., semiconductor, magnetic, or optical disk) without having the memory system completely dominate the processors in terms of the overall cost, power consumption, volume, and weight. As a solution, we propose an optical volume memory based on the two-photon effect which allows for high density and parallel access. In addition, the two-photon 3-D memory system has the advantages of having high capacity and throughput which may overcome the disadvantages of current memories.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2058-2066
Number of pages9
JournalApplied Optics
Volume29
Issue number14
DOIs
StatePublished - May 10 1990
Externally publishedYes

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Optical data storage
Photons
Data storage equipment
photons
central processing units
magnetic disks
Magnetic semiconductors
optical disks
Optoelectronic devices
Computer systems
Electric power utilization
Throughput
bandwidth
costs
Bandwidth
electronics

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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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Hunter, S., Kiamilev, F., Esener, S., Parthenopoulos, D. A., & Rentzepis, P. M. (1990). Potentials of two-photon based 3-D optical memories for high performance computing. Applied Optics, 29(14), 2058-2066. https://doi.org/10.1364/AO.29.002058

Potentials of two-photon based 3-D optical memories for high performance computing. / Hunter, Susan; Kiamilev, Fouad; Esener, Sadik; Parthenopoulos, Dimitri A.; Rentzepis, Peter M.

In: Applied Optics, Vol. 29, No. 14, 10.05.1990, p. 2058-2066.

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Hunter, S, Kiamilev, F, Esener, S, Parthenopoulos, DA & Rentzepis, PM 1990, 'Potentials of two-photon based 3-D optical memories for high performance computing', Applied Optics, vol. 29, no. 14, pp. 2058-2066. https://doi.org/10.1364/AO.29.002058
Hunter, Susan ; Kiamilev, Fouad ; Esener, Sadik ; Parthenopoulos, Dimitri A. ; Rentzepis, Peter M. / Potentials of two-photon based 3-D optical memories for high performance computing. In: Applied Optics. 1990 ; Vol. 29, No. 14. pp. 2058-2066.
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