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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 46, Iss. 17 — Jun. 10, 2007
  • pp: 3583–3592

Littrow-type external-cavity blue laser for holographic data storage

Tomiji Tanaka, Kazuo Takahashi, Kageyasu Sako, Ryo Kasegawa, Mitsuru Toishi, Kenjiro Watanabe, David Samuels, and Motonobu Takeya  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 17, pp. 3583-3592 (2007)

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An external-cavity laser with a wavelength of 405 nm and an output of 80 mW has been developed for holographic data storage. The laser has three states: the first is a perfect single mode, whose coherent length is 14 m; the second is a three-mode state with a coherent length of 3 mm ; and the third is a six-mode state with a coherent length of 0.3 mm . The first and second states are available for angular-multiplexing recording; all states are available for coaxial multiplexing recording. Due to its short wavelength, the recording density is higher than that of a 532 nm laser.

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OCIS Codes
(030.4070) Coherence and statistical optics : Modes
(090.7330) Holography : Volume gratings
(140.3570) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, single-mode
(210.2860) Optical data storage : Holographic and volume memories

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: October 27, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: January 9, 2007
Published: May 18, 2007

Tomiji Tanaka, Kazuo Takahashi, Kageyasu Sako, Ryo Kasegawa, Mitsuru Toishi, Kenjiro Watanabe, David Samuels, and Motonobu Takeya, "Littrow-type external-cavity blue laser for holographic data storage," Appl. Opt. 46, 3583-3592 (2007)

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