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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 49, Iss. 4 — Feb. 1, 2010
  • pp: 694–700

Numerical evaluation of angular multiplexing in reflection-type holographic data storage in photopolymer with shrinkage

Yusuke Yonetani, Kouichi Nitta, and Osamu Matoba  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 49, Issue 4, pp. 694-700 (2010)

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We evaluate numerically the effect of shrinkage of photopolymer on the bit error rate or signal-to-noise ratio in a reflection-type holographic data storage system with angular multiplexing. In the evaluation, we use a simple model where the material is divided into layered structures and then the shrinkage rate is proportional to the intensity in each layer. We present the effectiveness of the proposed model from the experimental results in the recording of the plane waves both in a transmission-type hologram and a reflection-type one. Several kinds of shrinkage rates are used to evaluate the characteristics of angular multiplexing in the reflection-type holographic memory.

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OCIS Codes
(090.7330) Holography : Volume gratings
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers
(210.2860) Optical data storage : Holographic and volume memories

ToC Category:
Optical Data Storage

Original Manuscript: August 12, 2009
Revised Manuscript: December 14, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: December 18, 2009
Published: January 27, 2010

Yusuke Yonetani, Kouichi Nitta, and Osamu Matoba, "Numerical evaluation of angular multiplexing in reflection-type holographic data storage in photopolymer with shrinkage," Appl. Opt. 49, 694-700 (2010)

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