Abstract

Digital holograms have been written in stoichiometric Pr:LiNbO3 in a two-color recording scheme, demonstrating what is to our knowledge the first all-optical nondestructive readout of digital data. Using writing light at 800  nm and gating light at 476  nm, we stored and retrieved 256-kbit digital data pages with a raw bit-error rate BER of <10-4.

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[CrossRef]

1974 (1)

D. von der Linde, A. M. Glass, and K. F. Rogers, Appl. Phys. Lett. 25, 155 (1974).
[CrossRef]

1971 (1)

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[CrossRef]

Akella, A.

S. S. Orlov, A. Akella, L. Hesselink, and R. R. Neurgaonkar, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol.  11 of 1997 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), paper  CPD29.

Amodei, J. J.

J. J. Amodei and D. L. Staebler, Appl. Phys. Lett. 18, 540 (1971).
[CrossRef]

Ashley, J.

Bai, Y. S.

Bashaw, M. C.

Bernal, M.-P.

Burr, G. W.

Coufal, H.

Daiber, A. J.

Furukawa, Y.

Gao, Q.

Q. Gao and R. Kostuk, Appl. Opt. 32, 4853 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Glass, A. M.

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[CrossRef]

Grygier, R. K.

Günter, P.

Heanue, J. F.

Hesselink, L.

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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Hoffnagle, J. A.

Jefferson, C. M.

Ji, Y.

Kachru, R.

Kitamura, K.

Kostuk, R.

Q. Gao and R. Kostuk, Appl. Opt. 32, 4853 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Macfarlane, R. M.

Marcus, B.

Medrano, C.

Montemezzani, G.

Neurgaonkar, R. R.

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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Orlov, S. S.

S. S. Orlov, A. Akella, L. Hesselink, and R. R. Neurgaonkar, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol.  11 of 1997 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), paper  CPD29.

Rogers, K. F.

D. von der Linde, A. M. Glass, and K. F. Rogers, Appl. Phys. Lett. 25, 155 (1974).
[CrossRef]

Sayano, K.

Schirmer, O. F.

O. F. Schirmer, O. Thiemann, and M. Wöhlecke, J. Phys. Chem. Solids 52, 185 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Shelby, R. M.

Sincerbox, G. T.

Snyder, R.

Staebler, D. L.

J. J. Amodei and D. L. Staebler, Appl. Phys. Lett. 18, 540 (1971).
[CrossRef]

Thiemann, O.

O. F. Schirmer, O. Thiemann, and M. Wöhlecke, J. Phys. Chem. Solids 52, 185 (1991).
[CrossRef]

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D. von der Linde, A. M. Glass, and K. F. Rogers, Appl. Phys. Lett. 25, 155 (1974).
[CrossRef]

Wimmer, P.

Wittmann, G.

Wöhlecke, M.

O. F. Schirmer, O. Thiemann, and M. Wöhlecke, J. Phys. Chem. Solids 52, 185 (1991).
[CrossRef]

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Appl. Opt. (2)

Appl. Phys. Lett. (2)

J. J. Amodei and D. L. Staebler, Appl. Phys. Lett. 18, 540 (1971).
[CrossRef]

D. von der Linde, A. M. Glass, and K. F. Rogers, Appl. Phys. Lett. 25, 155 (1974).
[CrossRef]

J. Phys. Chem. Solids (1)

O. F. Schirmer, O. Thiemann, and M. Wöhlecke, J. Phys. Chem. Solids 52, 185 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (5)

Other (1)

S. S. Orlov, A. Akella, L. Hesselink, and R. R. Neurgaonkar, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol.  11 of 1997 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), paper  CPD29.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the two-color system: I, iris; L, imaging lens; RS, rotation stage; SLM, spatial light modulator.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Reconstructed hologram of a 256-kbit random data page and a blowup of a small region before camera xy alignment. The white cross hairs are used for alignment and local thresholding.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Intensity distribution of data bits contained in a 256-kbit hologram after the intensities are normalized to neighboring cross hairs. The high-intensity tail of the 0's and the low-intensity tail of the 1's are fitted to Gaussian functions. Their overlap is then calculated to yield a best-threshold BER estimate.

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