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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 36, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2011
  • pp: 2551–2553

Optimizing holographic data storage using a fractional Fourier transform

Nicolas C. Pégard and Jason W. Fleischer  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 13, pp. 2551-2553 (2011)

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We demonstrate a method to optimize the reconstruction of a hologram when the storage device has a limited dynamic range and a minimum grain size. The optimal solution at the recording plane occurs when the object wave has propagated an intermediate distance between the near and far fields. This distance corresponds to an optimal order and magnification of the fractional Fourier transform of the object.

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OCIS Codes
(070.0070) Fourier optics and signal processing : Fourier optics and signal processing
(090.0090) Holography : Holography
(210.0210) Optical data storage : Optical data storage

ToC Category:
Fourier Optics and Signal Processing

Original Manuscript: March 31, 2011
Revised Manuscript: May 20, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: June 1, 2011
Published: July 1, 2011

Nicolas C. Pégard and Jason W. Fleischer, "Optimizing holographic data storage using a fractional Fourier transform," Opt. Lett. 36, 2551-2553 (2011)

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