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Effect of anisotropy, color center concentration, and recording parameters on volumetric optical data storage in aluminum oxide single crystal media
Author(s): Mark S. Akselrod; Sergei S. Orlov; Gleb M. Akselrod
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Paper Abstract

Recording and readout in two-photon absorbing Al2O3:C,Mg optical data storage media was investigated for crystals having different concentrations of color centers and for two orientations of the crystal optical c-axis. The writing and reading efficiency of the media was increased by taking into account the anisotropy of optical absorption and by rotating the laser light polarization vector synchronously with the disk rotation. The parameters for writing and non-destructive reading of the bits in the volume of a single crystal disk are reported.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 September 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5380, Optical Data Storage 2004, (9 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.556725
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Mark S. Akselrod, Landauer, Inc. (United States)
Sergei S. Orlov, Landauer, Inc. (United States)
Gleb M. Akselrod, Landauer, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5380:
Optical Data Storage 2004
B. V. K. Vijaya Kumar; Hiromichi Kobori, Editor(s)

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