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30 August 2006 Volume holographic storage and beam shaping analyzed by Gaussian beam decomposition
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The theoretical and numerical difficulties encountered in the analysis of volume holographic information storage and beam shaping are mitigated here by a mathematical procedure to expand the reconstructed wave into a superposition of simple Gaussian beams. The theoretical result is used here to explore some characteristics of bit-oriented holographic storage in volume holograms and the possibility of using volume holograms for beam shaping. Simulation results demonstrate the power of the method, show good correspondence with earlier experimental studies, and provide clues for further developments.
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Joseph Shamir "Volume holographic storage and beam shaping analyzed by Gaussian beam decomposition", Proc. SPIE 6311, Optical Information Systems IV, 63111G (30 August 2006);


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