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
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.