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Holographic Optical Memories -Promise And Problems
Author(s): John T. LaMacchia
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Paper Abstract

Optical memories based on holo-graphic storage have the potential of large volume, rapid access and relative-ly low cost. Estimates of up to 108 bits of storage, random access times of a few microseconds and per bit costs of a few hundredths of a cent are reasonable. Yet to our knowledge such a compelling combination of cost and performance does not exist in a marketable system. What then is the problem, or problems? In this talk we will explore both the promise and several of the problems encountered in the development of a read only holographic optical memory.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 October 1971
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0025, Developments in Holography II, (14 October 1971); doi: 10.1117/12.953494
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John T. LaMacchia, Bell Telephone Laboratories Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0025:
Developments in Holography II
Brian J. Thompson; John B. DeVelis, Editor(s)

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