Abstract

A holographic storage arrangement with common-path optics is likely to suffer from degradation of the optical signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) owing to scattering of the reference beam. Instead of the conventional method of spatial separation between the reference beam and a reconstruction beam, adoption of a combined spatial and polarization separation is proposed. To achieve polarization separation by using a photopolymer as the recording material, a media structure including retardation films and a reflection layer is proposed such that the polarization states of the two beams are the same inside the material but orthogonal outside. Preliminary experiments to show the feasibility of this idea for improving optical SNR are also demonstrated.

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2001 (1)

T. Kume, S. Yagi, T. Imai, and M. Yamamoto, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. Part 1 40, 1732 (2001).
[CrossRef]

1996 (1)

Bjornson, E.

S. S. Orlov, E. Bjornson, W. Phillips, Y. Takashima, X. Li, and L. Hesselink, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO 2000), Vol. 39 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2000), paper CTuC4, pp. 190–191.

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Hesselink, L.

S. S. Orlov, W. Phillips, E. Bjornson, and L. Hesselink, in Proceedings of the 29th Applied Imagery Pattern Recognition Workshop (AIPR 2000) (IEEE Computer Society, Los Alamitos, Calif., 2000). pp. 71–77.

S. S. Orlov, E. Bjornson, W. Phillips, Y. Takashima, X. Li, and L. Hesselink, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO 2000), Vol. 39 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2000), paper CTuC4, pp. 190–191.

H. Horimai, L. Hesselink, and M. Inoue, in Joint International Symposium on Optical Memory and Optical Data Storage 2002 (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, New York, 2002), postdeadline paper TuP.26, pp. 43–44.

Horimai, H.

H. Horimai, L. Hesselink, and M. Inoue, in Joint International Symposium on Optical Memory and Optical Data Storage 2002 (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, New York, 2002), postdeadline paper TuP.26, pp. 43–44.

Imai, T.

T. Kume, S. Yagi, T. Imai, and M. Yamamoto, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. Part 1 40, 1732 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Inoue, M.

H. Horimai, L. Hesselink, and M. Inoue, in Joint International Symposium on Optical Memory and Optical Data Storage 2002 (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, New York, 2002), postdeadline paper TuP.26, pp. 43–44.

Kume, T.

T. Kume, S. Yagi, T. Imai, and M. Yamamoto, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. Part 1 40, 1732 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Li, X.

S. S. Orlov, E. Bjornson, W. Phillips, Y. Takashima, X. Li, and L. Hesselink, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO 2000), Vol. 39 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2000), paper CTuC4, pp. 190–191.

Malacara, D.

D. Malacara, in Handbook of Optical Engineering, D. Malacara and B. J. Thompson, eds. (Marcel Dekker, New York, 2001), pp. 339–372.

Orlov, S. S.

S. S. Orlov, E. Bjornson, W. Phillips, Y. Takashima, X. Li, and L. Hesselink, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO 2000), Vol. 39 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2000), paper CTuC4, pp. 190–191.

S. S. Orlov, W. Phillips, E. Bjornson, and L. Hesselink, in Proceedings of the 29th Applied Imagery Pattern Recognition Workshop (AIPR 2000) (IEEE Computer Society, Los Alamitos, Calif., 2000). pp. 71–77.

Phillips, W.

S. S. Orlov, W. Phillips, E. Bjornson, and L. Hesselink, in Proceedings of the 29th Applied Imagery Pattern Recognition Workshop (AIPR 2000) (IEEE Computer Society, Los Alamitos, Calif., 2000). pp. 71–77.

S. S. Orlov, E. Bjornson, W. Phillips, Y. Takashima, X. Li, and L. Hesselink, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO 2000), Vol. 39 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2000), paper CTuC4, pp. 190–191.

Psaltis, D.

Pu, A.

Takashima, Y.

S. S. Orlov, E. Bjornson, W. Phillips, Y. Takashima, X. Li, and L. Hesselink, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO 2000), Vol. 39 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2000), paper CTuC4, pp. 190–191.

Yagi, S.

T. Kume, S. Yagi, T. Imai, and M. Yamamoto, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. Part 1 40, 1732 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Yamamoto, M.

T. Kume, S. Yagi, T. Imai, and M. Yamamoto, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. Part 1 40, 1732 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt. (1)

Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. Part 1 (1)

T. Kume, S. Yagi, T. Imai, and M. Yamamoto, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. Part 1 40, 1732 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Other (4)

D. Malacara, in Handbook of Optical Engineering, D. Malacara and B. J. Thompson, eds. (Marcel Dekker, New York, 2001), pp. 339–372.

S. S. Orlov, E. Bjornson, W. Phillips, Y. Takashima, X. Li, and L. Hesselink, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO 2000), Vol. 39 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2000), paper CTuC4, pp. 190–191.

H. Horimai, L. Hesselink, and M. Inoue, in Joint International Symposium on Optical Memory and Optical Data Storage 2002 (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, New York, 2002), postdeadline paper TuP.26, pp. 43–44.

S. S. Orlov, W. Phillips, E. Bjornson, and L. Hesselink, in Proceedings of the 29th Applied Imagery Pattern Recognition Workshop (AIPR 2000) (IEEE Computer Society, Los Alamitos, Calif., 2000). pp. 71–77.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Illustrations of polarization states during (a) recording and (b) retrieval: S, S polarization; P, P polarization; R, right-hand circular polarization; L, left-hand circular polarization; QWs, quarter waves.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Experimental setup: A1, A2, apertures; L1–L5, lenses; PBS, polarizing beam splitter; QWP1, QWP2, quarter-wave plates; SHG, second-harmonic generation.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Examples of hologram images captured (a) with both spatial and polarization separation and (b) with conventional separation. The exposure energies for recording in (a) and (b) were set to produce almost the same diffraction efficiencies. The reference beam powers in (a) and (b) were the same during readout. A diffraction efficiency of 6.9 × 10 4 and a raw bit-error rate of zero were obtained for (a).

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