In a holographic data storage device, data are stored and retrieved as two-dimensional images. These images can be distorted in various ways. Generally, sync marks are used to acquire exact pixel values in a distorted image. However, this inevitably results in some loss of data density. In this research, a virtual detector that follows the rows of an image like a compact disk (CD) track is used to acquire the data pixels in a distorted image without sync marks. The proposed method can compensate for image distortion without any loss of data density. The feasibility of the new technique is demonstrated by simulation. The procedure is also evaluated on the basis of signal-to-noise ratio and bit error ratio.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)