Application ID: 34921
When two coherent light beams intersect, an interference pattern appears. If this occurs in a material that is sensitive to light, with intensities greater than a certain exposure threshold, the interference pattern is recorded in the material as a modulation of the refractive index and a hologram is produced.
In this tutorial model, a beam enters a holographic material from the left boundary while another enters it from the top boundary. This simulates a bit-by-bit holographic data storage, including data recording and retrieval. In the recording process, the two beams intersect and create an interference fringe pattern, which is recorded in the hologram carrying the single-bit data.
This model example illustrates applications of this type that would nominally be built using the following products:
however, additional products may be required to completely define and model it. Furthermore, this example may also be defined and modeled using components from the following product combinations:
The combination of COMSOL® products required to model your application depends on several factors and may include boundary conditions, material properties, physics interfaces, and part libraries. Particular functionality may be common to several products. To determine the right combination of products for your modeling needs, review the Specification Chart and make use of a free evaluation license. The COMSOL Sales and Support teams are available for answering any questions you may have regarding this.