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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 32 — Nov. 10, 1997
  • pp: 8329–8335

Combination of free-space and guided-wave optical interconnects for angularly multiplexed multiwavelength holographic memory

De-Gui Sun, Richard Lee, and Ray T. Chen  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 36, Issue 32, pp. 8329-8335 (1997)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.36.008329


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Abstract

We propose and test experimentally a new scheme to implement spatially multiplexed multiwavelength holographic memory. An electro-optically modulated phase grating array on LiNbO3 substrate is used as a guided-wave interconnect to activate the reconfigurable reference beam. The object beam is provided by free-space interconnect. An electro-optic modulation efficiency of 18 ± 2.5% is achieved with an applied voltage of 100 V. The reference beams with different diffraction angles can implement the angle-multiplexing holographic recording. We believe this is the first report of the implementation of guided-wave electro-optic interconnect together with free-space interconnect in holographic memory applications.

© 1997 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: March 24, 1997
Revised Manuscript: April 24, 1997
Published: November 10, 1997

Citation
De-Gui Sun, Richard Lee, and Ray T. Chen, "Combination of free-space and guided-wave optical interconnects for angularly multiplexed multiwavelength holographic memory," Appl. Opt. 36, 8329-8335 (1997)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-36-32-8329


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