Information theoretic limits to the capacity of volume holographic optical memory

Mark A Neifeld, Wu Chun Chou

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We derive the information theoretic limit to storage capacity in volume holographic optical memories for the limiting cases of dominant intensity noise (Gaussian noise) and dominant field noise (Rician noise). These capacity bounds are compared with the performance achievable using simple Reed-Solomon error-correcting codes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)514-517
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Optics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 10 1997


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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