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  • Vol. 60, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 1970
  • pp: 513–517

Figures of Merit for Holographic Storage Media

MARVIN KING  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 60, Issue 4, pp. 513-517 (1970)

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Figures of merit for comparing various holographic storage media are defined and discussed. These figures of merit are based on the dynamic range of the medium. Formulas for these figures of merit are derived for photographic film.

MARVIN KING, "Figures of Merit for Holographic Storage Media," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 60, 513-517 (1970)

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  9. The object length XB-XA must be no greater3 than (XB+XA)/3. This requirement is equivalent to limiting the fractional spatial-frequency bandwidth of the hologram to two thirds.
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  12. We assume, in this small-signal calculation, that the term (4H0/K1)[K2+3K3 (HR+3H0)]≪1 [see Eq. (5)].
  13. We note, however, that the effect of the assumption is to yield a value of Hmax that is somewhat larger than it ought to be. This, in turn, leads us to interpret Eq. (12) as an upper bound on dynamic range.

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