Abstract

Complete pages can be read at one stroke from a proposed optical memory consisting of a stack of holographic plates, a mode-locked laser, and a fast detector array. Advantage is taken of the finite time of flight in order to discrimate the holographic reflection from different plates. A hundredfold increase of storage capacity over a single-plate holographic memory can be maintained with negligible increase in access time.

© 1974 Optical Society of America

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