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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 46, Iss. 22 — Aug. 1, 2007
  • pp: 5461–5470

Performance analysis of content-addressable search and bit-error rate characteristics of a defocused volume holographic data storage system

Bhargab Das, Joby Joseph, and Kehar Singh  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 22, pp. 5461-5470 (2007)

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One of the methods for smoothing the high intensity dc peak in the Fourier spectrum for reducing the reconstruction error in a Fourier transform volume holographic data storage system is to record holograms some distance away from or in front of the Fourier plane. We present the results of our investigation on the performance of such a defocused holographic data storage system in terms of bit-error rate and content search capability. We have evaluated the relevant recording geometry through numerical simulation, by obtaining the intensity distribution at the output detector plane. This has been done by studying the bit-error rate and the content search capability as a function of the aperture size and position of the recording material away from the Fourier plane.

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OCIS Codes
(070.4550) Fourier optics and signal processing : Correlators
(200.4540) Optics in computing : Optical content addressable memory processors
(210.2860) Optical data storage : Holographic and volume memories

ToC Category:
Optical Data Storage

Original Manuscript: February 20, 2007
Revised Manuscript: May 5, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: May 30, 2007
Published: July 23, 2007

Bhargab Das, Joby Joseph, and Kehar Singh, "Performance analysis of content-addressable search and bit-error rate characteristics of a defocused volume holographic data storage system," Appl. Opt. 46, 5461-5470 (2007)

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