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Aspects of the application of image and data storage in compact disk formats
Author(s): David H. Davies; David F. Clark
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Paper Abstract

The utility of the compact disk to store data and images is almost unparalleled, yet to date little has been achieved in the market place. This paper first reviews the basics of CD-ROM (the data equivalent of CD audio technology), outlines the varieties of CD disks in development, and reviews the standards. Then from the analysis of the device a set of advantages and disadvantages are derived that apply to laser optical storage of digital data in particular in CD formats. A set of application ground rules follows with some typical examples of good and bad applications. Finally the future is examined as it relates to new evolving optical disk trends and how they could impact CD formats and applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 1991
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1401, Optical Data Storage Technologies, (1 March 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.26137
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David H. Davies, SBR Associates (United States)
David F. Clark, 3M Co. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1401:
Optical Data Storage Technologies

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