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Electron trapping: a new approach to rewritable optical data storage
Author(s): Paul Goldsmith; Joseph Lindmayer; Charles Y. Wrigley
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Paper Abstract

A new approach to rewritable optical data storage is under development which has the potential for satisfying all of the key requirements for a dynamic on-line data storage system including removability, high data density, high speed and long cycle life. The approach utilizes an electron-trapping (ETTM) storage media consisting of alkaline earth crystals doped with rare-earth elements. Thin crystalline films of these media deposited on disk substrates can store information in the form of trapped electrons. The information is written, read, and erased entirely.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1990
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1316, Optical Data Storage, (1 August 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.22008
Show Author Affiliations
Paul Goldsmith, Optex Corp. (United States)
Joseph Lindmayer, Quantex Corp. (United States)
Charles Y. Wrigley, Quantex Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1316:
Optical Data Storage
Maarten de Haan; Yoshito Tsunoda, Editor(s)

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