The feasibility and the properties of shift-multiplexed self-referential holographic data storage (SR-HDS) were investigated. Although SR-HDS has attractive features as typified by referenceless holographic recording, its multiplexing properties, which are consummately important for holographic data storage, have not been clarified until now. The results of numerical and experimental evaluations of medium shift dependence in SR-HDS clarified that the shift selectivity is almost the same as in collinear holography. Furthermore, 25 datapages were successfully shift-multiplexed with the shift pitch of 8.3 μm by the numerical simulation.
© 2014 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: March 26, 2014
Revised Manuscript: June 2, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: June 2, 2014
Published: July 2, 2014
Masanori Takabayashi, Atsushi Okamoto, Taisuke Eto, and Takashi Okamoto, "Shift-multiplexed self-referential holographic data storage," Appl. Opt. 53, 4375-4381 (2014)