The volume of information that is being recorded can be ultimately increased by including in the recording process three more parameters of the light ellipse - ellipticity, the direction of rotation and the orientation of the major axis of the ellipse, as well as a degree of polarization. This approach allows us seriously to fall to thinking about the use of polarization characteristics of the vector field for coding information and for the possibility of creating on the basis of the polarization-holographic method an optical memory element having superhigh capacity. It is evident that media with polarization light-sensitivity are of great interest for optical information recording and transformation.

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