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A chip-integrated coherent photonic-phononic memory

Overview of attention for article published in Nature Communications, September 2017
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Title
A chip-integrated coherent photonic-phononic memory
Published in
Nature Communications, September 2017
DOI 10.1038/s41467-017-00717-y
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Authors

Moritz Merklein, Birgit Stiller, Khu Vu, Stephen J. Madden, Benjamin J. Eggleton

Abstract

Controlling and manipulating quanta of coherent acoustic vibrations-phonons-in integrated circuits has recently drawn a lot of attention, since phonons can function as unique links between radiofrequency and optical signals, allow access to quantum regimes and offer advanced signal processing capabilities. Recent approaches based on optomechanical resonators have achieved impressive quality factors allowing for storage of optical signals. However, so far these techniques have been limited in bandwidth and are incompatible with multi-wavelength operation. In this work, we experimentally demonstrate a coherent buffer in an integrated planar optical waveguide by transferring the optical information coherently to an acoustic hypersound wave. Optical information is extracted using the reverse process. These hypersound phonons have similar wavelengths as the optical photons but travel at five orders of magnitude lower velocity. We demonstrate the storage of phase and amplitude of optical information with gigahertz bandwidth and show operation at separate wavelengths with negligible cross-talk.Optical storage implementations based on optomechanical resonator are limited to one wavelength. Here, exploiting stimulated Brillouin scattering, the authors demonstrate a coherent optical memory based on a planar integrated waveguide, which can operate at different wavelengths without cross-talk.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 105 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 22 21%
Researcher 19 18%
Unspecified 14 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 14 13%
Student > Master 11 10%
Other 25 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Physics and Astronomy 50 48%
Engineering 24 23%
Unspecified 20 19%
Chemistry 3 3%
Materials Science 3 3%
Other 5 5%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 471. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 30 December 2018.
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#17,350
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