Collinear holography data storage (CHDS) is a promising solution for “cold data” storage in the big data age. Studies adopt “amplitude type” and “phase type” orthogonal reference have been sequentially reported for the performance improvement of CHDS. Data from different users can be storage and readout separately by different orthogonal reference, which is meaningful for the application of security data storage. In this paper, a newly “phase type” orthogonal reference specified by a Hadamard orthogonal matrix is proposed for identity information storage. Each one Hadamard vector on behalf of a “phase type” reference, and the symbols “1” and “-1” in Hadamard matrix stands for the phase of 0 and pi of the reference pixel. Several different data pages are recorded using different orthogonal reference in advance, and there is only the specific data page which is matched to the orthogonal reference can be reproduced in the process of reconstruction. The action mechanism of orthogonal reference is analyzed, and the feasibility of the system is verified by numerical simulations and primary experiments.
In polarization holography, the polarization information is recorded in the photopolymer material by interference, and the polarization state of the reconstructed wave can be calculated accurately by tensor method. Based on the guidance of tensor theory, this paper systematically analyzes the method of faithful reconstruction under any interference angle independent of exposure energy, and gives experimental verification under the condition of 40° interference angle. This conclusion is helpful to broaden our understanding of polarization holography based on tensor theory, and can be applied to the research of polarization multiplexing multi-channel holography.
The concentration of photosen-sitizer is an important factor affecting the properties of holographic materials. Most researchers use doping or copolymerization methods to increase the saturation dissolvability of photo-sensitizer. However, the addition of multiple components will reduce the molecular mass of the photoproducts and the polymer substrate, resulting in poor stability of the grating. In this paper, we studied the solubility of phenanthraquinone (PQ) in MMA at different temperatures. At 60 °C, the solubility of PQ could reach 1.8%. Meanwhile, we found that the thermo-initiator concentration of 2,2-Azobis(AIBN) affected long-chain carbon polymerization. Therefore, proper concentration balance has a huge impact on the performance of the materials. Finally, we obtained a relatively suitable concentration balance of PQ/PMMA photopolymer, making it more suitable for volume holographic data storage.
Faithful reconstruction, which is a key phenomenon in optical data storage, is significant in polarization holography and has attracted much attention. It is defined as the reconstructed wave being identical to the signal wave. We design an experiment to observe the faithful reconstruction of elliptical polarization holography in which the two orthogonal elliptical polarization waves are applied in the recording stage. In the experiment, phenanthrenequinone-doped poly methyl methacrylate is used as the recording material, and the angle between the signal and reference waves is ∼56 deg. We control the exposure time of recording material to observe the faithful reconstruction of orthogonal elliptical polarization holography. How to obtain the faithful reconstruction is interesting work; therefore, we propose a prerequisite for faithful reconstruction. Although the prerequisite is derived from orthogonal elliptical polarization holography, it could also be applied in orthogonal linear and circular polarization holography. The result may be helpful for understanding the faithful reconstruction of orthogonal polarization holography.