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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 45, Iss. 25 — Sep. 1, 2006
  • pp: 6374–6380

Homogenized Fourier transform holographic data storage using phase spatial light modulators and methods for recovery of data from the phase image

Joby Joseph and David A. Waldman  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 25, pp. 6374-6380 (2006)

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We present a method for homogenizing the Fourier spectrum for holographic digital data storage by use of a phase spatial light modulator (SLM), and methods for the recovery of data from a phase image are implemented and discussed. Binary digital data are displayed on a phase SLM operating in 0 and π phase modes to optimally remove the intense dc peak so as to obtain a homogenized Fourier spectrum. Methods based on holographic interferometry have been developed and employed for recovery of the original amplitude data page from the phase-data page. A new edge-detection-based method also has been demonstrated and analyzed for reconstruction of the original data. Experimental results are presented to confirm the feasibility of these novel techniques.

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OCIS Codes
(090.2880) Holography : Holographic interferometry
(210.0210) Optical data storage : Optical data storage
(210.2860) Optical data storage : Holographic and volume memories

Original Manuscript: January 27, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: April 17, 2006

Joby Joseph and David A. Waldman, "Homogenized Fourier transform holographic data storage using phase spatial light modulators and methods for recovery of data from the phase image," Appl. Opt. 45, 6374-6380 (2006)

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