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Optical tape system: evaluation of recorder and media
Author(s): G.W.R. Leibbrandt; J. A. Kahlman; Gerard E. van Rosmalen; Joris J. Vrehen
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Paper Abstract

A linear optical tape recorder has been developed and its performance is evaluated. Write-once and rewritable tape samples are tested and on the basis of these results the expected performance of the recorder is concluded. In the recorder data are written and read back with the spot from a single laser that is scanned over the surface with a 10- faced polygon, rotating at up to 3500 Hz. The data density is 1.6 micrometers 2/user-bit, offering 70 Gbyte storage capacity in a VHS-C like cassette. Read and write data rates up to 4.4 and 3.2 Mbytes respectively can be achieved. A novel tape guiding systems winds the tape at a velocity exceeding 20 m/s, offering an average access-time of 1.5 s.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 July 1997
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3109, Optical Data Storage 1997 Topical Meeting, (30 July 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.280681
Show Author Affiliations
G.W.R. Leibbrandt, Philips Research Labs. (Netherlands)
J. A. Kahlman, Philips Research Labs. (Netherlands)
Gerard E. van Rosmalen, Philips Research Labs. (Netherlands)
Joris J. Vrehen, Philips Research Labs. (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3109:
Optical Data Storage 1997 Topical Meeting
Henryk Birecki; James Z. Kwiecien, Editor(s)

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