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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 1996
  • pp: 896–898

System metric for holographic memory systems

Fai H. Mok, Geoffrey W. Burr, and Demetri Psaltis  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 21, Issue 12, pp. 896-898 (1996)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.21.000896


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Abstract

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

History
Original Manuscript: December 19, 1995
Published: June 15, 1996

Citation
Fai H. Mok, Geoffrey W. Burr, and Demetri Psaltis, "System metric for holographic memory systems," Opt. Lett. 21, 896-898 (1996)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-21-12-896

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