Recording arbitrary polarization states on photorefractive media

Kaoru Sanaka, Masato Takeuchi, Ryo Moriki, Ryo Suzuki, Yuzuru Takashima

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We propose a new recording scheme by which arbitrary polarization states are stored in volumetric and polarization insensitive photorefractive materials. In the scheme, Stokes parameters of an arbitrary polarization state are recorded as grating strength by using the relation between the interference intensity in recording process and the diffraction efficiency in reading process. We show the experimental setup to retrieve linear, circular, and elliptic polarization states using a typical non-polarization dependent photorefractive media, an iron-doped lithium niobate crystal. The polarization state introduces an additional degree of freedom for storing information, and is useful for expanding the capacity in holographic data storage.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOptical Data Storage 2018
Subtitle of host publicationIndustrial Optical Devices and Systems
EditorsYuzuru Takashima, Ryuichi Katayama
ISBN (Electronic)9781510620858
StatePublished - 2018
Event5th Optical Data Storage 2018: Industrial Optical Devices and Systems, ODS 2018 - San Diego, United States
Duration: Aug 19 2018 → …

Publication series

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


Conference5th Optical Data Storage 2018: Industrial Optical Devices and Systems, ODS 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period8/19/18 → …

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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