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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Assistant Professor Kriehn
Provost's Award 2005 - Wide Angular Aperture Holography
Objectives
This proposal seeks to optimize the geometry for simultaneous reading and writing of holographic information within a photorefractive crystal where each of the optical reading and writing beams may contain a wide angular aperture (number of angles).  The work is based upon a theoretical and experimental geometry known as the equal-curvature, parallel-tangents condition, which can be used for holographic data storage and radio frequency (RF) signal processing applications.  The theoretical work performed here will be used as a basis for providing results that can be demonstrated experimentally.  Furthermore, this proposal will allow the development of the Optical Communication Laboratory for undergraduate and graduate education and research in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, and will provide a pivotal step in the revitalization process of the College of Engineering.