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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 24 — Nov. 26, 2007
  • pp: 16196–16209

Improved performance in coaxial holographic data recording

Kenji Tanaka, Masaaki Hara, Kazutatsu Tokuyama, Kazuyuki Hirooka, Koji Ishioka, Atsushi Fukumoto, and Kenjiro Watanabe  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 24, pp. 16196-16209 (2007)

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We describe a coaxial holographic recording system for achieving high recording density. We implement several techniques, such as an objective lens with high numerical aperture (NA), high capacity page data format, a random binary phase mask, and an optical noise reduction element. Our system successfully realizes a hologram recording/retrieving at a low diffraction efficiency less than 2.0×10-3 and achieves a raw data density of 180 Gbit/in.2, thus demonstrating the potential of a coaxial holographic system for high-density optical storage systems.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

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: September 26, 2007
Revised Manuscript: November 13, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: November 15, 2007
Published: November 21, 2007

Kenji Tanaka, Masaaki Hara, Kazutatsu Tokuyama, Kazuyuki Hirooka, Koji Ishioka, Atsushi Fukumoto, and Kenjiro Watanabe, "Improved performance in coaxial holographic data recording," Opt. Express 15, 16196-16209 (2007)

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