We analyze the unique statistics of complex amplitude noise in holographic data storage and determine the corresponding bit-error rate. Explicit expressions of the signal-to-noise ratio, the threshold value that distinguishes binary bits, and the bit-error rate are obtained analytically. Comparison between the analytical approximations and the direct numerical evaluations shows that the analytical expressions have excellent accuracy.
© 1996 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: February 9, 1996
Published: July 15, 1996
Claire Gu, John Hong, and Gregory Sornat, "Bit-error rate and statistics of complex amplitude noise in holographic data storage," Opt. Lett. 21, 1070-1072 (1996)