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The Drexon® Product Family For Laser Recording And Digital-Data Storage --A Status Report--
Author(s): Jerome Drexler
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Paper Abstract

The Drexon® medium is no longer a research project. After six years of research, development, and product engineering, it has emerged into a family of optical-data storage products. First delivered as a 30-cm disk in November 1980, this material is now available in card, tape, and minidisk formats. The card and tape products evolved from a fundamental differentiation--mass memories versus compact memories. Our original work concentrated in the mass memory area where 0.8-micron holes and 2 gigabytes per disk are desired. Today, approximately one-half of our effort is in this area. The other half is directed at compact optical data storage, using 5-micron holes and data capacities of 2 to 50 megabytes. The appearance of this market for compact memories parallels the emergence of the personal computer age. Our goal in the mass memory disk area is to develop long-life, low-cost products with sufficient sensitivity, CNR, and bit-error rate performance for advanced digital-data storage systems. Our goal for compact memories with similar qualities is to link our laser recordable cards, software ROM cards, and microtape cassettes to personal computers, video game machines, and office automation products.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 November 1983
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0420, Optical Storage Media, (10 November 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.936048
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Jerome Drexler, Drexler Technology Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0420:
Optical Storage Media
Alan E. Bell; Albert A. Jamberdino, Editor(s)

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