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Erasable Optical Liquid Crystal Disc Memory
Author(s): H. Birecki; S. Naberhuis; F. J. Kahn
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Paper Abstract

An erasable optical disc memory with smectic liquid crystal (LC) as the active medium has been fabricated and tested. Using appropriate dark field optics, we have demonstrated writing, reading and erasing at data rates of 13.5 MHz with a bit spacing of 1.25 microns. Although not all problems with this memory have been solved, we think the concept is viable with an expanded research effort in materials and system aspects.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 November 1983
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0420, Optical Storage Media, (10 November 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.936068
Show Author Affiliations
H. Birecki, Hewlett Packard Laboratories (United States)
S. Naberhuis, Hewlett Packard Laboratories (United States)
F. J. Kahn, Hewlett Packard Laboratories (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0420:
Optical Storage Media
Alan E. Bell; Albert A. Jamberdino, Editor(s)

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