Optimizing holographic data storage using a fractional Fourier transform

Nicolas C. Pégard, Jason W. Fleischer

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We demonstrate a method to optimize the reconstruction of a hologram when the storage device has a limited dynamic range and a minimum grain size. The optimal solution at the recording plane occurs when the object wave has propagated an intermediate distance between the near and far fields. This distance corresponds to an optimal order and magnification of the fractional Fourier transform of the object.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2551-2553
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number13
StatePublished - Jul 1 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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