Modeling high density microholographic data storage: Using linear, quadratic, thresholding and hard clipping material characteristics

Balázs Gombköto, Zsolt Nagy, Pál Koppa, Emoke Lorincz

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Crosstalk related raw signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and bit error rate (BER) of high density bitwise microholographic data storage is investigated by numerical modeling. Scattering and diffraction of light is calculated in non-paraxial scalar approximation. A multiple thin slice implementation of the perturbative volume integral equation is used, which can be easily parallelized. The effect of bit and track spacing, and the different local characteristics of the holographic recording material on the SNR, BER and diffraction efficiency are investigated. The results show that these lateral spacing parameters have much more effect on crosstalk noise than the number of layers. Using two-photon, thresholding or hard clipping materials generates less crosstalk noise at the same data density than a linear material, and the dynamic range of these materials can be used more effectively resulting in higher single microhologram diffraction efficiencies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4261-4267
Number of pages7
JournalOptics Communications
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - szept. 1 2008


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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