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  • Vol. 61, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 1971
  • pp: 386–398

Spatial Noise in Optical Data-Storage Systems Using Amplitude Fourier-Transform Holograms

B. HILL  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 61, Issue 3, pp. 386-398 (1971)

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Calculations are performed to study the noise in the detector plane of an optical data-storage system with Fourier-transform holograms, caused by noise in the storage material. The signal-to-background ratio (SBR) and the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of the output signals in the detector plane are defined and calculated. Exact solutions are obtained by assuming gaussian-probability densities for amplitude and phase noise in the storage material.

B. HILL, "Spatial Noise in Optical Data-Storage Systems Using Amplitude Fourier-Transform Holograms," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 61, 386-398 (1971)

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