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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 24 — Nov. 21, 2011
  • pp: 24147–24158

Robust holographic storage system design

Takahiro Watanabe and Minoru Watanabe  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 24, pp. 24147-24158 (2011)

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Demand is increasing daily for large data storage systems that are useful for applications in spacecraft, space satellites, and space robots, which are all exposed to radiation-rich space environment. As candidates for use in space embedded systems, holographic storage systems are promising because they can easily provided the demanded large-storage capability. Particularly, holographic storage systems, which have no rotation mechanism, are demanded because they are virtually maintenance-free. Although a holographic memory itself is an extremely robust device even in a space radiation environment, its associated lasers and drive circuit devices are vulnerable. Such vulnerabilities sometimes engendered severe problems that prevent reading of all contents of the holographic memory, which is a turn-off failure mode of a laser array. This paper therefore presents a proposal for a recovery method for the turn-off failure mode of a laser array on a holographic storage system, and describes results of an experimental demonstration.

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OCIS Codes
(210.0210) Optical data storage : Optical data storage
(210.2860) Optical data storage : Holographic and volume memories
(210.4965) Optical data storage : Parallel readout

ToC Category:
Optical Data Storage

Original Manuscript: July 5, 2011
Revised Manuscript: October 7, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: October 23, 2011
Published: November 11, 2011

Takahiro Watanabe and Minoru Watanabe, "Robust holographic storage system design," Opt. Express 19, 24147-24158 (2011)

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