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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2004
  • pp: 1402–1404

Polytopic multiplexing

Ken Anderson and Kevin Curtis  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 12, pp. 1402-1404 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.29.001402


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Abstract

Polytopic multiplexing is a new method of overlapping holograms that, when combined with other multiplexing techniques, can increase the capacity of a volume holographic data storage system by more than a factor of 10. This is because the method makes possible the effective utilization of thick media. An experimental demonstration of this technique is also presented.

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OCIS Codes
(070.6020) Fourier optics and signal processing : Continuous optical signal processing
(090.4220) Holography : Multiplex holography
(090.7330) Holography : Volume gratings
(210.2860) Optical data storage : Holographic and volume memories
(210.4680) Optical data storage : Optical memories

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Ken Anderson and Kevin Curtis, "Polytopic multiplexing," Opt. Lett. 29, 1402-1404 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-29-12-1402


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