We describe a practical approach to image storage in a coherent time-domain optical memory that can be readily implemented with existing technologies. In this approach, two-dimensional images are stored spectroholographically in narrow (≲1-MHz) frequency channels of a time-domain storage material by use of a low-power laser, with one image per channel. Advantages of this approach include fast single-frame recording time, variable playback speeds, and random frame access. Experimental results demonstrating the use of this approach for high-speed, long-term image storage in Eu3+:Y2SiO5 are presented.
© 1994 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: April 5, 1994
Published: August 15, 1994
X. A. Shen, E. Chiang, and R. Kachru, "Time-domain holographic image storage," Opt. Lett. 19, 1246-1248 (1994)