Abstract

By using a hybrid diffractive and refractive achromat with extended depth of focus, we have successfully recorded a micro-hologram array with diffraction-limited individual spot size maintained throughout the thickness of recording medium. An electrically programmable wavelength combiner was constructed in which a white light source was adopted. By modifying on a commercial CD readout head, we configured a compact micro-hologram recording/readout system that is compatible to existing disk storage technology. Base on the wavelength combiner and recording/readout system, wavelength-multiplexed micro-holograms were recorded and recovered. The presented results demonstrate the practicality of our novel storage architecture.

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J. J. Yang, M. R. Wang, "White light micrograting multiplexing for high density data storage," Opt. Lett. 31, 1304-1306 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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S. Orlic, C. Mueller, R. Schoen, M. Trefzer, H. J. Eichler, "Optical storage in photopolymers using 3D microgratings," Proc. SPIE,  4459, 323-333 (2002).
[CrossRef]

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W. Wilson, K. Curtis, M. Tackitt, A. Hill, A. Hale, M. Schilling, C. Boyd, S. Campbell, L. Dhar and A. Harris, "High density, high performance optical data storage via volume holography: Viability at last?," Opt. Quantum. Electron. 32, 393-404 (2000).
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Bjornson, E.

Boyd, C.

W. Wilson, K. Curtis, M. Tackitt, A. Hill, A. Hale, M. Schilling, C. Boyd, S. Campbell, L. Dhar and A. Harris, "High density, high performance optical data storage via volume holography: Viability at last?," Opt. Quantum. Electron. 32, 393-404 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Braat, J. J. M.

A. S. van de Nes, J. J. M. Braat, and S. F. Pereira, "High-density optical data storage," Rep. Prog. Phys. 69, 2323-2363 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Burr, G. W.

Campbell, S.

W. Wilson, K. Curtis, M. Tackitt, A. Hill, A. Hale, M. Schilling, C. Boyd, S. Campbell, L. Dhar and A. Harris, "High density, high performance optical data storage via volume holography: Viability at last?," Opt. Quantum. Electron. 32, 393-404 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Coufal, H.

Curtis, K.

W. Wilson, K. Curtis, M. Tackitt, A. Hill, A. Hale, M. Schilling, C. Boyd, S. Campbell, L. Dhar and A. Harris, "High density, high performance optical data storage via volume holography: Viability at last?," Opt. Quantum. Electron. 32, 393-404 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Daiber, A. J.

Dhar, L.

W. Wilson, K. Curtis, M. Tackitt, A. Hill, A. Hale, M. Schilling, C. Boyd, S. Campbell, L. Dhar and A. Harris, "High density, high performance optical data storage via volume holography: Viability at last?," Opt. Quantum. Electron. 32, 393-404 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Eichler, H. J.

S. Orlic, C. Mueller, R. Schoen, M. Trefzer, H. J. Eichler, "Optical storage in photopolymers using 3D microgratings," Proc. SPIE,  4459, 323-333 (2002).
[CrossRef]

S. Orlic, S. Ulm and H. J. Eichler, "3D bit-oriented optical storage in photopolymers," J. Opt. A: Pure Appl. Opt. 3, 72-81 (2001).
[CrossRef]

H. J. Eichler, S. Orlic, R. Schulz, J. Rübner, "Holographic reflection gratings in azobenzene polymers," Opt. Lett. 26, 581-583 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Fantino, A. N.

Flores, A.

Gil, M. A.

Hale, A.

W. Wilson, K. Curtis, M. Tackitt, A. Hill, A. Hale, M. Schilling, C. Boyd, S. Campbell, L. Dhar and A. Harris, "High density, high performance optical data storage via volume holography: Viability at last?," Opt. Quantum. Electron. 32, 393-404 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Harris, A.

W. Wilson, K. Curtis, M. Tackitt, A. Hill, A. Hale, M. Schilling, C. Boyd, S. Campbell, L. Dhar and A. Harris, "High density, high performance optical data storage via volume holography: Viability at last?," Opt. Quantum. Electron. 32, 393-404 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Hesselink, L.

Hill, A.

W. Wilson, K. Curtis, M. Tackitt, A. Hill, A. Hale, M. Schilling, C. Boyd, S. Campbell, L. Dhar and A. Harris, "High density, high performance optical data storage via volume holography: Viability at last?," Opt. Quantum. Electron. 32, 393-404 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Hoffnagle, J. A.

Jefferson, C. M.

Jurich, M.

Kostuk, R. K.

Krylov, V. N.

Kwan, D.

Macfarlane, R. M.

McDonald, M. E.

McLeod, R. R.

Mikhailov, V. N.

Mueller, C.

S. Orlic, C. Mueller, R. Schoen, M. Trefzer, H. J. Eichler, "Optical storage in photopolymers using 3D microgratings," Proc. SPIE,  4459, 323-333 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Okas, R.

Orlic, S.

S. Orlic, C. Mueller, R. Schoen, M. Trefzer, H. J. Eichler, "Optical storage in photopolymers using 3D microgratings," Proc. SPIE,  4459, 323-333 (2002).
[CrossRef]

S. Orlic, S. Ulm and H. J. Eichler, "3D bit-oriented optical storage in photopolymers," J. Opt. A: Pure Appl. Opt. 3, 72-81 (2001).
[CrossRef]

H. J. Eichler, S. Orlic, R. Schulz, J. Rübner, "Holographic reflection gratings in azobenzene polymers," Opt. Lett. 26, 581-583 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Orlov, S. S.

Pereira, S. F.

A. S. van de Nes, J. J. M. Braat, and S. F. Pereira, "High-density optical data storage," Rep. Prog. Phys. 69, 2323-2363 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Phillips, W.

Robertson, T. L.

Rübner, J.

Schilling, M.

W. Wilson, K. Curtis, M. Tackitt, A. Hill, A. Hale, M. Schilling, C. Boyd, S. Campbell, L. Dhar and A. Harris, "High density, high performance optical data storage via volume holography: Viability at last?," Opt. Quantum. Electron. 32, 393-404 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Schoen, R.

S. Orlic, C. Mueller, R. Schoen, M. Trefzer, H. J. Eichler, "Optical storage in photopolymers using 3D microgratings," Proc. SPIE,  4459, 323-333 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Schulz, R.

Shelby, R. M.

Simon, J. M.

Slagle, T.

Snyder, R.

Sochava, S. L.

Sundaram, P.

Tackitt, M.

W. Wilson, K. Curtis, M. Tackitt, A. Hill, A. Hale, M. Schilling, C. Boyd, S. Campbell, L. Dhar and A. Harris, "High density, high performance optical data storage via volume holography: Viability at last?," Opt. Quantum. Electron. 32, 393-404 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Takashima, Y.

Trefzer, M.

S. Orlic, C. Mueller, R. Schoen, M. Trefzer, H. J. Eichler, "Optical storage in photopolymers using 3D microgratings," Proc. SPIE,  4459, 323-333 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Ulm, S.

S. Orlic, S. Ulm and H. J. Eichler, "3D bit-oriented optical storage in photopolymers," J. Opt. A: Pure Appl. Opt. 3, 72-81 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Urey, H.

van de Nes, A. S.

A. S. van de Nes, J. J. M. Braat, and S. F. Pereira, "High-density optical data storage," Rep. Prog. Phys. 69, 2323-2363 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Wang, M. R.

Weitzel, K. T.

Wild, U. P.

Wilson, W.

W. Wilson, K. Curtis, M. Tackitt, A. Hill, A. Hale, M. Schilling, C. Boyd, S. Campbell, L. Dhar and A. Harris, "High density, high performance optical data storage via volume holography: Viability at last?," Opt. Quantum. Electron. 32, 393-404 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Yang, J. J.

Appl. Opt.

J. Opt. A: Pure Appl. Opt.

S. Orlic, S. Ulm and H. J. Eichler, "3D bit-oriented optical storage in photopolymers," J. Opt. A: Pure Appl. Opt. 3, 72-81 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett.

Opt. Quantum. Electron.

W. Wilson, K. Curtis, M. Tackitt, A. Hill, A. Hale, M. Schilling, C. Boyd, S. Campbell, L. Dhar and A. Harris, "High density, high performance optical data storage via volume holography: Viability at last?," Opt. Quantum. Electron. 32, 393-404 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Proc. SPIE

S. Orlic, C. Mueller, R. Schoen, M. Trefzer, H. J. Eichler, "Optical storage in photopolymers using 3D microgratings," Proc. SPIE,  4459, 323-333 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Rep. Prog. Phys.

A. S. van de Nes, J. J. M. Braat, and S. F. Pereira, "High-density optical data storage," Rep. Prog. Phys. 69, 2323-2363 (2006).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (7)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Images at different focal planes of the hybrid f #=1 lens: (a) 2.990 mm, (b) 3.000 mm, (c) 3.010 mm, and (d) 3.020 mm from the lens. The measured DOF is larger than 30 µm.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Configuration schematic of the constructed wavelength combiner.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Spectrum of a wavelength-multiplexed recording beam obtained from a white light source by using the constructed wavelength combiner.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Schematic of the recording/readout architecture of our design. M’s: mirrors, G: transmission grating, BS: beam splitter, L: collimating lens, RD: recording disk, EDFL: extended depth of focus lens, BF: bifurcated fiber bundle, CL: cylindrical lens, AD: autofocus detector

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Implementation of the designed recording/readout architecture by modifying a CD readout head.

Fig. 6.
Fig. 6.

Experimental result of reflective-type micro-hologram array with submicron spot diameter using the Dupont photopolymer.

Fig. 7.
Fig. 7.

Spectral read-out of a micro-hologram recorded by using the wavelength-multiplexed light beam shown in Fig. 3.

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Δ x = k 1 λ f #     and     Δ z = k 2 λ f # 2 ,

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