We introduce M/# as a metric for characterizing holographic memory systems. M/# is the constant of proportionality between diffraction efficiency and the number of holograms squared. Although M/# is a function of many variables in a holographic recording system, it can be measured from the recording and erasure of a single hologram. We verify experimentally that the diffraction efficiency of multiple holograms follows the prediction of M/# measured from a single hologram.
© 1996 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: December 19, 1995
Published: June 15, 1996
Fai H. Mok, Geoffrey W. Burr, and Demetri Psaltis, "System metric for holographic memory systems," Opt. Lett. 21, 896-898 (1996)