Dr. Kevin R. Curtis
CTO at RealD Boulder
SPIE Involvement:
Symposium Chair | Conference Chair | Author | Instructor
Publications (14)

SPIE Journal Paper | February 14, 2014
OE Vol. 53 Issue 02
KEYWORDS: Objectives, Multiplexing, Holographic data storage systems, Holography, Holograms, Signal to noise ratio, Spatial light modulators, Mirrors, Laser systems engineering, Data storage

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | July 31, 2009
Proc. SPIE. 7505, Optical Data Storage 2009
KEYWORDS: Signal to noise ratio, Optical filters, Mirrors, Holograms, Holography, Cameras, Remote sensing, Multiplexing, Spatial light modulators, Objectives

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | July 11, 2007
Proc. SPIE. 6620, Optical Data Storage 2007
KEYWORDS: Signal to noise ratio, Phase conjugation, Holograms, Holography, Cameras, Fourier transforms, Multiplexing, Spatial light modulators, Holographic data storage systems, Tolerancing

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | September 13, 2006
Proc. SPIE. 6335, Organic Holographic Materials and Applications IV
KEYWORDS: Optical filters, Optical design, Holograms, Holography, Cameras, Data storage, Multiplexing, Spatial light modulators, Relays, Optical storage

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | September 1, 2005
Proc. SPIE. 5939, Organic Holographic Materials and Applications III
KEYWORDS: Optical filters, Holograms, Holography, Cameras, Data storage, Chemistry, Multiplexing, Spatial light modulators, Optics manufacturing, Prototyping

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | October 26, 2004
Proc. SPIE. 5521, Organic Holographic Materials and Applications II
KEYWORDS: Holograms, Holography, Roads, 3D image reconstruction, Data storage, Chemistry, Manufacturing, Multiplexing, Spatial light modulators, Optics manufacturing

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Conference Committee Involvement (2)
Optical Data Storage 2010
23 May 2010 | Boulder, United States
ISOM/ODS
14 July 2008 | Waikoloa, Hawaii, United States
Course Instructor
SC917: Holographic Storage: Advanced Systems and Media
This short course addresses the fundamental principles and design issues pertaining to digital holographic data storage (HDS). The fundamental principles of holography, including formation of and diffraction from thick diffraction gratings, are explained. Multiplexing techniques for thick gratings based on Bragg, momentum, or correlation techniques are discussed and explained with an introduction to k-space analysis. The system architecture of phase conjugate polytopic-angle based systems is presented and their key design issues explained. The monocular architecture version of angle-polytopic is also explained. The metrics used to determine basic system performance and limitations are discussed. Write strategies and record scheduling for achieving high capacity in HDS systems are described. The concepts and issues with mastering and replication of holographic media are also explained. For angle multiplexing based systems, the servo systems and tolerances are discussed. These include thermal compensation and disk position and tilts. Key system component (laser, SLM (Spatial Light Modulator), optical design, and detector) requirements for high performance HDS systems are discussed. The data channel for HDS systems is particularly different than conventional optical storage systems. The key issues such as over-sampled detection, interleaving, and error correction are presented. HDS media requirements are explained and related to drive performance. Techniques for testing basic media parameters are also presented.
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