A mockup of an experimental 3-D holographic read-write memory is described. The storage technique uses superimposed holographic pages in a thick photosensitive medium. Access to any page is obtained by reference beam rotation about each selected page. The experimental arrangement consists of a partially filled memory plane. The thick erasable storage medium used is iron-doped lithium niobate. The paper also includes experimental results on the deflector device, page composer, and readout systems.
© 1974 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: September 6, 1973
Published: April 1, 1974
L. d’Auria, J. P. Huignard, C. Slezak, and E. Spitz, "Experimental Holographic Read-Write Memory Using 3-D Storage," Appl. Opt. 13, 808-818 (1974)