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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 2006
  • pp: 1050–1052

Consumer holographic read-only memory reader with mastering and replication technology

Ernest Chuang, Kevin Curtis, Yunping Yang, and Adrian Hill  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 8, pp. 1050-1052 (2006)

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What is believed to be a novel holographic design for read-only memory systems allows a compact low-cost consumer drive within a 10 mm drive height, using a lensless phase conjugate readout and a combination of polytopic and angle multiplexing. A two-step mastering method enables production of high-efficiency holographic masters, and fast replication is possible by using only a series of plane-wave illuminations. Mastering and replication techniques are verified experimentally with an array of 125 holograms with no measured bit errors.

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OCIS Codes
(090.0090) Holography : Holography
(210.0210) Optical data storage : Optical data storage
(210.2860) Optical data storage : Holographic and volume memories

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Original Manuscript: December 19, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: January 10, 2006

Ernest Chuang, Kevin Curtis, Yunping Yang, and Adrian Hill, "Consumer holographic read-only memory reader with mastering and replication technology," Opt. Lett. 31, 1050-1052 (2006)

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