Formalization and experimental evaluation of cavity-enhanced holographic readout

Bo E. Miller, Yuzuru Takashima

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2 Scopus citations


We formalize the theoretical effects of optical resonator enhancement on diffraction efficiency, read rate, and write rate of plane wave holograms, with a view toward page based holographic data storage. Trade-offs in cavity enhancement are also examined. Theory predicts-160% of enhancement in diffraction efficiency is feasible when power loss of the hologram is-8% and diffraction efficiency is-8%. We report experimental verification of-30% enhancement of diffraction efficiency for a hologram written in 0.03% Fe:LiNbO3 (Deltronic Crystal Industries, Inc.) with a 532 nm wavelength, pulsed, DPSS, Nd-YAG, laser and read by a red He-Ne laser. The Bragg selectivity width under the cavityenhanced readout is experimentally confirmed to be unaffected by cavity enhancement, and it agrees with theoretical prediction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOptical Data Storage 2014
EditorsThomas D. Milster, Ryuichi Katayama
ISBN (Electronic)9781628412284
StatePublished - 2014
EventOptical Data Storage Conference, ODS 2014 - San Diego, United States
Duration: Aug 18 2014Aug 19 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


OtherOptical Data Storage Conference, ODS 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego


  • Bragg selectivity
  • Cavity
  • Data rate
  • Data storage
  • Diffraction efficiency
  • Dynamic range
  • Holography
  • Resonant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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