The orthogonal polarization simultaneous readout technique in a hybrid-multiplexed memory using angular multiplexing and polarization multiplexing is presented. Twenty holograms were hybrid multiplexed in a single LiNbO3 crystal with ten angular positions for angular multiplexing. In each angular position of the holographic memory, two images with orthogonal polarization are multiplexed in the same spatial location inside the LiNbO3 via polarization multiplexing. These two orthogonally polarized images can be reconstructed simultaneously with a linear polarization reading beam, but they can be separated with a polarization beam splitter, and accordingly each can be viewed independently. The exposure schedule for holographic storage using the proposed hybrid-multiplexing technique is derived.
© 2007 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: June 23, 2006
Revised Manuscript: December 28, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: January 26, 2007
Published: May 15, 2007
Wei-Chia Su, Chung-Ming Chen, and Yueh Ouyang, "Orthogonal polarization simultaneous readout for volume holograms with hybrid angle and polarization multiplexing in LiNbO3," Appl. Opt. 46, 3233-3238 (2007)