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Performance Measurements From Digital Optical Disk Systems
Author(s): G. J. Ammon; R. F. Kenville; A. A. Litwak; M. S. Nigro; C. W. Reno
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Paper Abstract

RCA has been working on digital data storage applications of optical discs since 1976. The basic optical technology utilizes ablative recording on laser sensitive materials, providing immediate playback of the stored data. Recently, complete systems have been built which fully establish the feasibility of digital optical disc storage for high data rate (beyond 200 Mb/s), high storage density (5x1010 bits/disc) and low bit error rate (<10-8). This paper briefly describes the hardware which has been developed. The main theme of the paper is the reporting and analysis of the test results that are being derived from this hardware.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 May 1982
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0329, Optical Disk Technology, (27 May 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.933372
Show Author Affiliations
G. J. Ammon, RCA Corporation (United States)
R. F. Kenville, RCA Corporation (United States)
A. A. Litwak, RCA Corporation (United States)
M. S. Nigro, RCA Corporation (United States)
C. W. Reno, RCA Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0329:
Optical Disk Technology
Robert A. Sprague, Editor(s)

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