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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 5 — Mar. 5, 2007
  • pp: 2234–2243

Balanced homodyne detection of Bragg microholograms in photopolymer for data storage

Frédéric Guattari, Guillaume Maire, Kevin Contreras, Carole Arnaud, Gilles Pauliat, Gérald Roosen, Safi Jradi, and Christiane Carré  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 5, pp. 2234-2243 (2007)

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Wavelength multiplexed holographic bit oriented memories are serious competitors for high capacity data storage systems. For data recording, two interfering beams are required whereas one of them should be blocked for readout in previously proposed systems. This makes the system complex. To circumvent this difficulty and make the device simpler, we validated an architecture for such memories in which the same two beams are used for recording and reading out. This balanced homodyne scheme is validated by recording holograms in a Lippmann architecture.

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

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Original Manuscript: November 28, 2006
Revised Manuscript: January 26, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: January 29, 2007
Published: March 5, 2007

Frédéric Guattari, Guillaume Maire, Kevin Contreras, Carole Arnaud, Gilles Pauliat, Gérald Roosen, Safi Jradi, and Christiane Carré, "Balanced homodyne detection of Bragg microholograms in photopolymer for data storage," Opt. Express 15, 2234-2243 (2007)

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