Special Issue "Optical Memory"


A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 November 2013)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Yoshimasa Kawata
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Shizuoka University, Johoku, Naka, Hamamatsu 432-8561, Japan
Website: http://optsci.eng.shizuoka.ac.jp/members_kawata.html
E-Mail: kawata@eng.shizuoka.ac.jp
Phone: + 53 478 1069
Fax: +53 471 1128
Interests: laser microscopy, three-dimesinsional imaging theory, photorefractive optics, three-dimensional memory, nonlinear optics

Special Issue Information


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  • holographic recording
  • multilayered recording
  • near-field recording
  • multiwavelength recording
  • multi level recording
  • material science
  • nano fabrication
  • signal processing
  • basic theory
  • new applications

Published Papers (5 papers)

Appl. Sci. 2014, 4(2), 158-170; doi:10.3390/app4020158
Received: 8 December 2013; in revised form: 12 March 2014 / Accepted: 20 March 2014 / Published: 8 April 2014
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Appl. Sci. 2014, 4(2), 148-157; doi:10.3390/app4020148
Received: 21 November 2013; in revised form: 5 March 2014 / Accepted: 17 March 2014 / Published: 31 March 2014
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Appl. Sci. 2014, 4(1), 57-65; doi:10.3390/app4010057
Received: 18 November 2013; in revised form: 12 February 2014 / Accepted: 18 February 2014 / Published: 13 March 2014
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Appl. Sci. 2014, 4(1), 19-27; doi:10.3390/app4010019
Received: 30 November 2013; in revised form: 15 January 2014 / Accepted: 24 January 2014 / Published: 20 February 2014
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Appl. Sci. 2014, 4(1), 1-18; doi:10.3390/app4010001
Received: 15 November 2013; in revised form: 16 December 2013 / Accepted: 9 January 2014 / Published: 22 January 2014
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Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

Type of Paper: Article
Shift-peristrophic multiplexing for holographic data storage
Hiroyuki Kurata, Shuhei Yoshida, Yu Tsukamoto and Manabu Yamamoto
Department of Applied Electronics, Tokyo University of Science, Yamasaki 2641, Noda, Chiba, 278-8510 Japan; E-Mail: ymanabu@te.noda.tus.ac.jp
Holographic data storage (HDS) is a promising technology that has huge capacity. A multiplexing method play a significant role in increasing the data capacity. Various multiplexing methods have been researched so far. In this paper, we proposed shift-peristrophic multiplexing using spherical reference beam and experimentally verified that this method is efficiently increase the data capacity. A series of holograms was recorded with shift multiplexing and rotating recording material with the axis of rotation being perpendicular to the material’s surface. This method can realize more than 1 Tbits/inch2 data density recording. Further more if we maximize the performance of a recording medium, nearly 5 TB per disk capacity would be available.

Last update: 13 September 2013

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