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Slidestore-A Laser Mass Memory For Image Storage
Author(s): Leslie L. Burns
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Paper Abstract

SlideStore is an improved optical memory concept that uses metalized glass slides 4 by 4 inches by 60 mils thick as the recording medium. Digital information. is recorded onto these glass slides by ablation of the metal film with a laser beam. Each slide will hold 2.9 x l09 user bits. The information recorded in the present system is digitized pictorial information that has been run-length encoded to increase the packing density. Each slide will hold approximately 12,000 correspondence type documents. A SlideStore is configured to hold 2000 slides in one read write module. The data rate is 5 megabits per second and the error rate is less than 1 in 1011 bits. The engineering prototype is now undergoing systems tests.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 February 1980
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0200, Laser Recording and Information Handling, (12 February 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.958071
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Leslie L. Burns, OMEX (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0200:
Laser Recording and Information Handling
Albert A. Jamberdino, Editor(s)

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