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Advanced multilayer optical data storage: origins and future prospect
Author(s): Sadik Esener
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Paper Abstract

Fifty years have elapsed since the first concepts in volumetric memories have been put forward. Nowadays, the perceived need for low cost removable TB/disk storage systems is one more time fueling the development of 3D media, recording and readout systems. This paper, by reviewing some of the key historic moments and accomplishments in the development of volumetric recording systems attempts to shine light on possible future developments and directions while paying a tribute to many of the researchers that have contributed to the development of this field: in particular to Dr. Hans J. Coufal who for many years has provided vision, guidance, and leadership by leading recent INSIC Technology Roadmap efforts and organizing this conference. He is and will be greatly missed at a time when our common dreams may become a commercial reality.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 February 2008
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 6903, Advanced Optical Concepts in Quantum Computing, Memory, and Communication, 690302 (19 February 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.772306
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Sadik Esener, UCSD (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6903:
Advanced Optical Concepts in Quantum Computing, Memory, and Communication
Zameer U. Hasan; Alan E. Craig; Philip R. Hemmer, Editor(s)

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