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Variable threshold detection for 3D page-oriented optical data storage systems
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Paper Abstract

We propose a new method to determine dynamically the threshold in volumetric (3D) page-oriented optical data storage (PODS) systems that use an incoherent (non-holographic) imaging format. In these systems, the inter-symbol interference (ISI) and inter-page interference (IPI) that occurs with very high data packing density are two major sources of error during data retrieval. Traditional readout systems based on a fixed binary decision threshold provide poor results. Our variable threshold detection method identifies the amount of interference from three dimensions for each data element (pixel) and adjusts the threshold value based on that information. In simulation results, the variable threshold method exhibits significant improvement over traditional detection methods.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 January 2006
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6027, ICO20: Optical Information Processing, 60274L (20 January 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.668418
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Tawei Ho, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
Nopparit Intharasombat, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
Alexander A. Sawchuk, Univ. of Southern California (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6027:
ICO20: Optical Information Processing
Yunlong Sheng; Songlin Zhuang; Yimo Zhang, Editor(s)

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