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  • Vol. 5, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 1966
  • pp: 1303–1311

Holographic Data Storage in Three-Dimensional Media

E. N. Leith, A. Kozma, J. Upatnieks, J. Marks, and N. Massey  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 5, Issue 8, pp. 1303-1311 (1966)

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The holographic storage of diffraction patterns in a three-dimensional media is described from a vector viewpoint derived from the Kirchhoff diffraction integral. The sensitivity of the reconstruction to wavelength and to the orientation of the readout beam is calculated, and experimental results are given.

© 1966 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: February 28, 1966
Published: August 1, 1966

E. N. Leith, A. Kozma, J. Upatnieks, J. Marks, and N. Massey, "Holographic Data Storage in Three-Dimensional Media," Appl. Opt. 5, 1303-1311 (1966)

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