Digital holographic storage system incorporating optical fixing

Opt Lett. 1997 Nov 15;22(22):1722-4. doi: 10.1364/ol.22.001722.


Digital holograms have been written in stoichiometric Pr:LiNbO(3) in a two-color recording scheme, demonstrating what is to our knowledge the first all-optical nondestructive readout of digital data. Using writing light at 800nm and gating light at 476 nm, we stored and retrieved 256-kbit digital data pages with a raw bit-error rate BER of <10(-4) .