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Shift multiplexing with spherical reference waves

Barbastathis, George and Levene, Michael and Psaltis, Demetri (1996) Shift multiplexing with spherical reference waves. Applied Optics, 35 (14). pp. 2408-2422. ISSN 0003-6935.

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Shift multiplexing is a holographic storage method particularly suitable for the implementation of holographic disks. We characterize the performance of shift-multiplexed memories by using a spherical wave as the reference beam. We derive the shift selectivity, the cross talk, the exposure schedule, and the storage density of the method. We give experimental results to verify the theoretical predictions.

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Additional Information:© 1996 Optical Society of America Received 28 July 1995; revised manuscript received 13 November 1995. This research was supported by the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research under grant F49620-92-J-0400. We are grateful to Allen Pu, Kevin Curtis, and Ajay Chugh for their assistance, to Geoffrey Burr, Jean-Jacques Drolet, Fai Mok, and Gan Zhou for helpful discussions and suggestions, and to Yayun Liu for technical support. Part of this work was conducted while George Barbastathis was supported by a Charles Lee Powell Foundation graduate fellowship. Michael Levene acknowledges the support of a National Defence Science and Engineering Graduate fellowship.
Subject Keywords:Shift multiplexing, holographic three-dimensional disks, cross talk, exposure schedule, surface storage density
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