Modeling and measures against the effect of mechanical instabilities on holographic data storage system

Ken Ichi Shimada, Toshiki Ishii, Taku Hoshizawa, Yuzuru Takashima

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Holographic Data Storage System (HDSS) is one of promising candidates for future high density Optical Data Storage (ODS) system. Modern HDSS using angularly multiplexed recording employs a complicated opt-mechanical system for controlling angle of the reference beam or disk positioning precisely and quickly to achieve high density and fast recording. However, mechanical instabilities during recording and involved degradation of signal quality in HDSS is one of the obstacles to prevent the technology from being a robust system. We analytically formulated effects of mechanical instabilities of a Galvano mirror and spindle motor on the HDSS by incorporating the concept of time averaged holography. Mechanical parameters such as amplitude and frequency of mechanical oscillation are related to optical parameters such as amplitude and phase of reference and signal beams. Through comparison of simulation results with experimental results, we confirmed that the developed optical model was able to predict signal level of a degraded holographic image due to mechanical instabilities. Then, the analytical formulation led to a new method of optical and post recovery for mechanical instability during recording hologram. The optical post recovery method enables a robust implementation of HDSS against mechanical instabilities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOptical Data Storage 2015
EditorsThomas D. Milster, Ryuichi Katayama
ISBN (Electronic)9781628417531
StatePublished - 2015
EventOptical Data Storage 2015 Conference, ODS 2015 - San Diego, United States
Duration: Aug 9 2015 → …

Publication series

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


OtherOptical Data Storage 2015 Conference, ODS 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period8/9/15 → …


  • Holographic data storage
  • Mechanical instability
  • Optical recovery
  • Time averaged holography
  • Vibration

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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