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Two-photon absorption-based 3D optical memories
Author(s): Frederick B. McCormick Jr.; Ilkan Cokgor; Sadik C. Esener; Alexander S. Dvornikov; Peter M. Rentzepis
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Paper Abstract

The rapid advance of image-dependent information processing and entertainment applications has accelerated the need for data storage solutions that offer high capacity and high data transfer rates while maintaining low system and media costs. Volume optical memories based on 2-photon absorption-induced photochromism enable random access writing and erasure to individual bits, lines, planes, or sets of planes within the volume of the memory media. The 3- dimensional nature of the storage enables high storage capacities (theoretically 1012 bits/cm2) and parallel readout for high data transfer rates (1-100 Gb/s). The customizable nature of the media (dye-doped plastic) and efficient fluorescent mechanism of the memory readout promise cost-effective system and media solutions. Characterization experiments for erasable and read-only media have been performed, and system experiments for automated recording, and portable read-only memories have been designed and constructed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 January 1996
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2604, High-Density Data Recording and Retrieval Technologies, (15 January 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.230065
Show Author Affiliations
Frederick B. McCormick Jr., Call/Recall, Inc. (United States)
Ilkan Cokgor, Call/Recall, Inc. (United States)
Sadik C. Esener, Call/Recall, Inc. (United States)
Alexander S. Dvornikov, Call/Recall, Inc. (United States)
Peter M. Rentzepis, Call/Recall, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2604:
High-Density Data Recording and Retrieval Technologies
Ted A. Schwarz; Martin Francis, Editor(s)

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