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  • Vol. 37, Iss. 19 — Jul. 1, 1998
  • pp: 4173–4182

Numerical simulations of scattering in a two-photon optical data storage system

Joshua L. Kann and Frederick B. McCormick  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 37, Issue 19, pp. 4173-4182 (1998)

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Scattering effects in a two-photon optical data storage system are numerically studied. Surface scattering analysis with a scalar, beam propagation model is performed. We analyze the problem by modeling scattering from randomly varying surfaces and also by Fourier surface decomposition. Scattering induced by propagation through multiple pages of randomly recorded data marks is also studied with a hybrid finite-difference-time-domain/angular-spectrum model. Both surface and bulk scattering are shown to influence the spatial properties of the optical beam. Results and some possible implications are presented.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.1960) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction theory
(100.6890) Image processing : Three-dimensional image processing
(290.0290) Scattering : Scattering

Original Manuscript: June 25, 1997
Revised Manuscript: November 25, 1997
Published: July 1, 1998

Joshua L. Kann and Frederick B. McCormick, "Numerical simulations of scattering in a two-photon optical data storage system," Appl. Opt. 37, 4173-4182 (1998)

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