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  • Vol. 35, Iss. 14 — May. 10, 1996
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Shift multiplexing with spherical reference waves

George Barbastathis, Michael Levene, and Demetri Psaltis  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 35, Issue 14, pp. 2403-2417 (1996)

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Shift multiplexing is a holographic storage method particularly suitable for the implementation of holographic disks. We characterize the performance of shift-multiplexed memories by using a spherical wave as the reference beam. We derive the shift selectivity, the cross talk, the exposure schedule, and the storage density of the method. We give experimental results to verify the theoretical predictions.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: July 28, 1995
Revised Manuscript: November 13, 1995
Published: May 10, 1996

George Barbastathis, Michael Levene, and Demetri Psaltis, "Shift multiplexing with spherical reference waves," Appl. Opt. 35, 2403-2417 (1996)

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