Optical Holographic Data Storage

K. Curtis*, L. Dhar, W. L. Wilson

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

3 Scopus citations


Holography is a compelling choice for next-generation data storage needs. It enables storage densities and data transfer rates beyond the current optical technologies. Holography can surpass the storage densities of traditional optical recording because it goes beyond the two-dimensional approaches to write data in three dimensions. In addition, unlike conventional technologies that record and recover digital data serially, holography allows the reading and writing of millions of bits of data with a single pulse of light, enabling data transfer rates of billions of bits per second.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComprehensive Nanoscience and Technology
PublisherElsevier Inc
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9780123743909
ISBN (Print)9780123743961
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Archiving
  • Bragg
  • CMOS Camera
  • Data storage
  • Holography
  • Laser
  • Multiplexing
  • Optical
  • Photopolymer
  • Spatial light modulator

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)


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