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  • Vol. 45, Iss. 5 — Feb. 10, 2006
  • pp: 910–914

Collinear technology for a holographic versatile disk

Hideyoshi Horimai and Xiaodi Tan  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 5, pp. 910-914 (2006)

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A novel reading and writing technology for a holographic versatile disk (HVD) system called collinear technology is developed. With this method a two-dimensional data page can be recorded as volumetric holograms generated by a reference beam and a signal beam that are bundled on the same axis and that are irradiated on the recording medium through a single objective lens. The multiplex recording and reconstruction process is demonstrated, and it is shown that the optical configuration and the dichroic medium disk structure are suitable for a compact system. With the HVD's special structure, the system can use a servo to focus, track, and locate the reading and writing addresses. A unique selectable-capacity recording format of a HVD and its standardization activity are also introduced. This method will enable us to construct a small HVD system with CD and DVD upper compatibilities.

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OCIS Codes
(090.0090) Holography : Holography
(210.0210) Optical data storage : Optical data storage
(210.2860) Optical data storage : Holographic and volume memories
(210.4590) Optical data storage : Optical disks
(210.4680) Optical data storage : Optical memories
(210.4770) Optical data storage : Optical recording

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Original Manuscript: May 9, 2005
Revised Manuscript: August 18, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: August 18, 2005

Hideyoshi Horimai and Xiaodi Tan, "Collinear technology for a holographic versatile disk," Appl. Opt. 45, 910-914 (2006)

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