Digital data-page holograms consisting of 1024 × 1024 arrays of binary pixels have been stored and subsequently retrieved with an optical exposure consistent with a data rate 1 Gbit /s. Each input pixel was precisely registered with a single detector pixel, and a raw bit-error rate as low as 2.4 × 10<sup>-6</sup> was demonstrated with global-threshold detection. To our knowledge, this is the first demonstration of the often-cited goal of holographic data storage of megabit data pages and a gigabit-per-second data rate.
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R. M. Shelby, J. A. Hoffnagle, G. W. Burr, C. M. Jefferson, M.-P. Bernal, H. Coufal, R. K. Grygier, H. Günther, R. M. Macfarlane, and G. T. Sincerbox, "Pixel-matched holographic data storage with megabit pages," Opt. Lett. 22, 1509-1511 (1997)