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Applications of acousto-optics in holographic memories
Author(s): Boris S. Gurevich; Simon B. Gurevich; Kubanychbek M. Zhumaliev; Imil A. Akkoziev; Salmor A. Alymkulov
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Paper Abstract

Acousto-optic deflectors (AODs) are used for data by-page recording as holograms, and for data extraction from the hologram sampled by the AOD. The possibilities and characteristics of AODs define information capacity of the holographic memory devices as well as architecture and parameters of their separate components. Usually 2 AODs are used for 2-D hologram recording, and 3 AODs -- for volume multiplex recording. The calculations of amount of the recorded holograms which can be provided by different AODs have been carried out in the present work, and the limits of information capacity increasing at expense of optimal using of both AODs and recording media, have been appointed. The specific attention have been paid to the hologram 3-D recording with angular multiplexing where information capacity can be increased by 2 orders. The difficulties to be overcome in order to achieve the biggest information capacity, have been noted. Another subject of study is the problem of the sampled data arbitrary access rate increasing which can be provided by AODs application. It has been noted that minimum access time is limited, and this limitation is connected with the duration of the signal transmission through Bragg cell and with the time of signal transmission and processing in other components of holographic memory. It has been shown that information quality of holographic memory grows along with increasing of the number of used AODs. It has also been noted that if the memory parameters are close to their limits, the cross-talks grow, and the optimum must be found.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 September 1999
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3801, Photorefractive Fiber and Crystal Devices: Materials, Optical Properties, and Applications V, (20 September 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.363952
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Boris S. Gurevich, BASK Ltd. (Russia)
Simon B. Gurevich, A.F. Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute (Russia)
Kubanychbek M. Zhumaliev, National Academy of Sciences (Kirgizstan)
Imil A. Akkoziev, Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic Univ. (Kirgizstan)
Salmor A. Alymkulov, Kyrgyztelecom (Kirgizstan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3801:
Photorefractive Fiber and Crystal Devices: Materials, Optical Properties, and Applications V
Francis T. S. Yu; Shizhuo Yin, Editor(s)

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