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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 3 — Feb. 11, 2013
  • pp: 3669–3681

Self-referential holography and its applications to data storage and phase-to-intensity conversion

Masanori Takabayashi and Atsushi Okamoto  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 3, pp. 3669-3681 (2013)

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Holographic recording methods require the use of a reference beam that is coherent with the signal beam carrying the information to be recorded. In this paper, we propose self-referential holography (SRH) for holographic recording without the use of a reference beam. SRH can realize purely one-beam holographic recording by considering the signal beam itself as the reference beam. The readout process in SRH is based on energy transfer by inter-pixel interference in holographic diffraction, which depends on the spatial phase difference between the recorded phase and the readout phase. The phase-modulated recorded signal is converted into an intensity-modulated beam that can be easily detected using a conventional image sensor. SRH can be used effectively for holographic data storage and phase-to-intensity conversion.

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OCIS Codes
(090.0090) Holography : Holography
(210.2860) Optical data storage : Holographic and volume memories

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Original Manuscript: November 6, 2012
Revised Manuscript: January 19, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: January 29, 2013
Published: February 6, 2013

Masanori Takabayashi and Atsushi Okamoto, "Self-referential holography and its applications to data storage and phase-to-intensity conversion," Opt. Express 21, 3669-3681 (2013)

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