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High-capacity liquid-crystal memory medium using optical alignment technology
Author(s): Wayne M. Gibbons; Paul J. Shannon; Shao-Tang Sun
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Paper Abstract

A novel optical storage media based on the optical alignment of liquid crystals is reviewed. The high birefringence of the liquid crystal combined with the high spatial and angular control of the liquid crystal orientation using light can lead to new, high capacity, optical storage media. Our work demonstrating that monomeric optically aligned liquid crystal can be subsequently photopolmerized to form stable polymer films further allows for the use of this technology for read-only storage media. Issues regarding the advantages and disadvantages of these potential storage media will be discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 October 1997
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3143, Liquid Crystals, (30 October 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.279259
Show Author Affiliations
Wayne M. Gibbons, Elsicon, Inc. (United States)
Paul J. Shannon, Elsicon, Inc. (United States)
Shao-Tang Sun, Elsicon, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3143:
Liquid Crystals
Iam-Choon Khoo, Editor(s)

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