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  • Vol. 20, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 1995
  • pp: 782–784

Holographic storage using shift multiplexing

Demetri Psaltis, Michael Levene, Allen Pu, George Barbastathis, and Kevin Curtis  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 20, Issue 7, pp. 782-784 (1995)

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We demonstrate theoretically and experimentally a new multiplexing method for volume holographic storage using a single reference beam that is composed of multiple plane waves or is a spherical wave. We multiplex the holograms by shifting the recording material or the recording/readout head. The volume properties of the recording medium allow selective readout of holograms stored in successive overlapping locations. High storage densities can be achieved with a relatively simple implementation by use of the new method.

© 1995 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: September 26, 1994
Published: April 1, 1995

Demetri Psaltis, Kevin Curtis, Michael Levene, Allen Pu, and George Barbastathis, "Holographic storage using shift multiplexing," Opt. Lett. 20, 782-784 (1995)

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