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Design of high-numerical-aperture Fourier objectives for holographic memory card writing/reading equipment
Author(s): Gabor Erdei; Jozsua Fodor; Peter Kallo; Gabor Szarvas; Ferenc Ujhelyi
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Paper Abstract

A pair of special Fourier transforming objectives intended for use in a Holographic Memory Card (HMC) writing/reading equipment have been designed and fabricated. At writing in, the objective Fourier transform a binary pattern, representing the data displayed by an SLM, into the storage medium of the HMC, where the Fourier transform is recorded as a polarization hologram. At reading out, the objectives inverse Fourier transform the reconstructed hologram onto the surface of a CCD array. The Fourier space NA of the objectives is high enough to achieve a theoretical data density of 1 bit/μm2. For comparison reasons we designed two optically identical objectives of basically different structures: one is an aspheric glass doublet, the other is an all-spherical five-element system (arranged in two lens groups). Computer analysis of the objectives shows that both systems are diffraction limited in object and Fourier space and have a distortion of less than 1%. In this paper we overview the theory of Fourier objectives, present our design method, describe the optical behavior of the designed systems, show our test results performed on the fabricated aspheric objective and present our experiences at manufacturing aspheric glass lens prototypes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 October 2000
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4093, Current Developments in Lens Design and Optical Systems Engineering, (24 October 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.405239
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Gabor Erdei, Optilink Hungary, Ltd. (Hungary)
Jozsua Fodor, Optilink Hungary, Ltd. (France)
Peter Kallo, Optilink Hungary, Ltd. (Hungary)
Gabor Szarvas, Optilink Hungary, Ltd. (Hungary)
Ferenc Ujhelyi, Budapest Univ. of Technology and Economics (Hungary)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4093:
Current Developments in Lens Design and Optical Systems Engineering
Robert E. Fischer; Robert E. Fischer; R. Barry Johnson; Warren J. Smith; Warren J. Smith; William H. Swantner, Editor(s)

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