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Comparison of Transmission and the 90-Degree Holographic Recording Geometry

Yang, Yunping and Adibi, Ali and Psaltis, Demetri (2003) Comparison of Transmission and the 90-Degree Holographic Recording Geometry. Applied Optics, 42 (17). pp. 3418-3427. ISSN 0003-6935.

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We compare the system performances of two holographic recording geometries using iron-doped lithium niobate: the 90-degree and transmission geometry. We find that transmission geometry is better because the attainable dynamic range (M/#) is much higher. The only drawback of transmission geometry is the buildup of fanning, particularly during readout. Material solutions that reduce fanning such as doubly-doped photorefractive crystals make transmission geometry the clear winner.

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Additional Information:© 2003 Optical Society of America Received 26 September 2002; revised manuscript received 26 February 2003. This effort was sponsored by NSF, Center for Neuromorphic Systems Engineering, Engineering Research Center, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
Subject Keywords:Volume holographic gratings; Holographic recording materials; Optical data storage; Holographic and volume memories
Issue or Number:17
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