We consider the retrieval of data from a time-domain spectral hole-burning SHB! memory system. A new iterative log-likelihood ILL! algorithm is used to reliably detect corrupted retrieved data signals. It is a blockwise technique that takes advantage of the known SHB system characteristics to mitigate time-varying intersymbol interference and detector shot noise. We present bit-error-rate results obtained with the ILL algorithm and five other typical methods i.e., precompensator, simple threshold, adaptive threshold, a simple Wiener filter, and an adaptive Wiener filter!. Results show that the ILL algorithm outperforms all five techniques and hence offers improved SHB storage capacity. In a SHB system with typical material parameters, we find that ILL offers a storage capacity gain of 197% as compared with simple thresholding.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Engineering (miscellaneous)
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering