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Three-dimensional memory based on birefringent polymeric materials
Author(s): Winston Ho; Gajendra D. Savant; Jay Hirsh; Tomasz P. Jannson
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Paper Abstract

A polarization vectorial holographic recording medium has been investigated for the development of high performance three-dimensional optical memory storage architectures. The approach has been to fully characterize the molecular and bulk properties of the polarization vectorial holographic (PVH) recording medium, and to optimize material performance for memory applications. Response time, write/read/erase speed, and fatigue of the PVH medium have been dramatically improved. The response time has been reduced to 80 μs. No material fatigue has been observed in over one million read/write/erase cycles. We also demonstrated high-speed (< 1 kHz) write/read/erase cycling. These improvements are the result of a detailed investigation of the molecular photophysics which allowed the optimization of material and recording parameters.

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Date Published: 2 February 1993
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Proc. SPIE 1773, Photonics for Computers, Neural Networks, and Memories, (2 February 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.983232
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Winston Ho, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Gajendra D. Savant, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Jay Hirsh, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Tomasz P. Jannson, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1773:
Photonics for Computers, Neural Networks, and Memories
Stephen T. Kowel; John A. Neff; William J. Miceli, Editor(s)

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