Holographic applications for optical data storage

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In this paper applications of holography to optical data storage systems are examined. Holography will be considered for use as special purpose optical elements in read/write optical heads of bit serial systems, and as a storage medium for block-oriented data systems. Polarization properties of volume type holographic optical elements are evaluated, and ways of using this characteristic for sensing magnetooptic signals are demonstrated. Application of lithographicaly formed binary phase diffractive gratings are also discussed. Next, the limits of earlier holographic storage systems are summarized and reexamined with reference to new recording techniques and materials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsMaarten de Haan, Yoshito Tsunoda
PublisherPubl by Int Soc for Optical Engineering
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)0819403717
StatePublished - 1990
EventOptical Data Storage - Vancouver, BC, Can
Duration: Mar 5 1990Mar 7 1990

Publication series

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


OtherOptical Data Storage
CityVancouver, BC, Can

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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