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  • Vol. 37, Iss. 11 — Apr. 10, 1998
  • pp: 2094–2101

Experimental study of the effects of a six-level phase mask on a digital holographic storage system

María-P. Bernal, Geoffrey W. Burr, Hans Coufal, John A. Hoffnagle, C. Michael Jefferson, Roger M. Macfarlane, Robert M. Shelby, and Manuel Quintanilla  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 37, Issue 11, pp. 2094-2101 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.37.002094


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Abstract

We measure the M/# and the bit-error rate of a digital holographic storage system with a 4f optical arrangement for three configurations: recording at the Fourier plane with and without a phase mask and recording outside the Fourier plane without a phase mask. Unexpectedly, no significant change in the dynamic range was observed when a phase mask was used to record in thick crystals. However, we show that a phase mask is a key component in a 4f digital holographic storage system if high-fidelity holograms with optimum volumetric density are to be stored.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(090.0090) Holography : Holography
(210.4810) Optical data storage : Optical storage-recording materials

History
Original Manuscript: July 25, 1997
Revised Manuscript: November 13, 1997
Published: April 10, 1998

Citation
María-P. Bernal, Geoffrey W. Burr, Hans Coufal, John A. Hoffnagle, C. Michael Jefferson, Roger M. Macfarlane, Robert M. Shelby, and Manuel Quintanilla, "Experimental study of the effects of a six-level phase mask on a digital holographic storage system," Appl. Opt. 37, 2094-2101 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-37-11-2094


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