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Optical Engineering

Bit-error rate and system limitations on the storage capacity of volume holographic memory systems
Author(s): Adil Lahrichi
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Paper Abstract

Abstract. The theoretical storage capacity of data in the form of volume holograms is estimated to be of the order of a terabit per centimeter cube. However, the practical limit of the capacity is set by the system parameters. A model is shown that uses system parameters such as bit error rate, data access time, number of holograms, and noise to yield practical estimates of the capacity. The model calculates the impact of different system parameters on the capacity and shows the bottlenecks for this technology.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 2001
PDF: 8 pages
Opt. Eng. 40(11) doi: 10.1117/1.1409394
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 40, Issue 11
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Adil Lahrichi, Fotonix (United States)


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