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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 50, Iss. 30 — Oct. 20, 2011
  • pp: 5816–5823

Design and implementation of a page-oriented “holographic” memory based on a Lippmann architecture

Kevin Contreras and Gilles Pauliat  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 50, Issue 30, pp. 5816-5823 (2011)

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Optical data storage inspired by Lippmann interference color photography was proposed a long time ago as an alternative to holographic memories. Very high capacities were predicted for a page-oriented approach with wavelength multiplexing, but, up to now, such an architecture has never been implemented. Based on simple conception rules, we build such a page-oriented Lippmann data storage system. Submicrometer resolved data pages recorded in thick materials are evidenced by the experimental results.

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OCIS Codes
(090.4220) Holography : Multiplex holography
(090.7330) Holography : Volume gratings
(210.2860) Optical data storage : Holographic and volume memories

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Original Manuscript: May 10, 2011
Revised Manuscript: July 26, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: September 8, 2011
Published: October 14, 2011

Kevin Contreras and Gilles Pauliat, "Design and implementation of a page-oriented “holographic” memory based on a Lippmann architecture," Appl. Opt. 50, 5816-5823 (2011)

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