An, Xin and Psaltis, Demetri and Burr, Geoffrey W. (1999) Thermal Fixing of 10,000 Holograms in LiNbO3:Fe. Applied Optics, 38 (2). pp. 386-393. ISSN 0003-6935. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:ANXao99
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We discuss thermal fixing as a solution to the volatility problem in holographic storage systems that use photorefractive materials such as LiNbO3:Fe. We present a systematic study to characterize the effect of thermal fixing on the error performance of a large-scale holographic memory. We introduce a novel, to our knowledge, incremental fixing schedule to improve the overall system fixing efficiency. We thermally fixed 10,000 holograms in a 90 degree-geometry setup by using this new schedule. All the fixed holograms were retrieved with no errors.
|Additional Information:||© 1999 Optical Society of America Received 1 June 1998; revised manuscript received 3 September 1998. This study was supported by the Rome Air Development Center and the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research.|
|Subject Keywords:||Holography ; Thermal effects; Optical memories|
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