OSA's Digital Library

Applied Optics

Applied Optics


  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 47, Iss. 6 — Feb. 20, 2008
  • pp: 776–783

Analytical solution to compensate for thermal expansion change in photopolymer volume holograms using a tunable laser

Tomiji Tanaka and Kenjiro Watanabe  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 47, Issue 6, pp. 776-783 (2008)

View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (549 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



For holographic data storage, it is necessary to adjust the wavelength and direction of the reading beam if the reading and recording temperature do not match. An analytical solution for this adjustment is derived using first-order approximations in a two-dimensional model. The optimum wavelength is a linear function of the temperature difference between recording and reading, and is independent of the direction of the reference beam. However, the optimum direction of incidence is not only a linear function of the temperature difference, but also depends on the direction of the reference beam. The retrieved image, which is produced by a diffracted beam, shrinks or expands slightly according to the temperature difference.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(090.7330) Holography : Volume gratings
(210.2860) Optical data storage : Holographic and volume memories
(210.4590) Optical data storage : Optical disks

ToC Category:
Optical Data Storage

Original Manuscript: September 27, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: December 7, 2007
Published: February 20, 2008

Tomiji Tanaka and Kenjiro Watanabe, "Analytical solution to compensate for thermal expansion change in photopolymer volume holograms using a tunable laser," Appl. Opt. 47, 776-783 (2008)

Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  


  1. L. Dhar, M. G. Schonoes, T. L. Wysocki, H. Bair, M. Schilling, and C. Boyd, “Temperature-induced changes in photopolymer volume holograms,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 73, 1337-1339 (1998). [CrossRef]
  2. M. Toishi, T. Tanaka, M. Sugiki, and K. Watanabe, “Improvement in temperature tolerance of holographic data storage using wavelength tunable laser,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. Part 1 45, 1297-1304 (2006). [CrossRef]
  3. T. Tanaka, K. Sako, R. Kasegawa, M. Toishi, and K. Watanabe, “Tunable blue laser compensates for thermal expansion of the medium in holographic data storage,” Appl. Opt. 46, 6263-6272 (2007). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Fig. 3
Fig. 4 Fig. 5

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited