High-transfer-rate high-capacity holographic disk data-storage system

Sergei S. Orlov, William Phillips, Eric Bjornson, Yuzuru Takashima, Padma Sundaram, Lambertus Hesselink, Robert Okas, Darren Kwan, Raymond Snyder

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We describe the design and implementation of a high-data-rate high-capacity digital holographic storage disk system. Various system design trade-offs that affect density and data-rate performance are described and analyzed. In the demonstration system that we describe, high-density holographic recording is achieved by use of high-resolution short-focal-length optics and correlation shift multiplexing in photopolymer disk media. Holographic channel decoding at a 1-Gbit/s data rate is performed by custom-built electronic hardware. A benchmark sustained optical data-transfer rate of 10 Gbits/s has been successfully demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4902-4914
Number of pages13
JournalApplied optics
Issue number25
StatePublished - Sep 1 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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