hole burning

hole burning

[′hōl ‚bərn·iŋ]
(physics)
Saturation of attenuation or gain that is confined to a narrow range of frequencies (hole) within an inhomogeneously broadened transition when the saturating radiation is confined to frequencies within this range.
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The company is a specialist in electrical discharge machining wire eroding, spark eroding, four-axis milling and hole burning.
Photochemical hole burning (PHB) has long been recognized as both a magnificent tool for ultra-high-density optical memory (1) and a fruitful spectroscopic method for detecting properties of matrix polymers (2).
Photochemical hole burning of a dye molecule in epoxy resin was first studied b Furusawa, et al.
Free-base tetraphenylporphin (TPP), obtained from Wako Pure Chemical Industries, was used without further purification as a photoreactive guest molecule whose hole burning occurs as a phototautomeric reaction of internal protons.
An old technology has recently been gathering a lot of strange new names--spectral hole burning, 4-D optics, cubing, spin valves, giant magnetoresistance, and photorefractive polymer holograms, among others.
The hologram is formed by a technique called spectral hole burning.
Schellenberg has also worked as a staff scientist for IBM where he was involved in construction of the world's first computer storage system based on photochemical hole burning and simulation of innovative phase-shifting masks.