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Optical Readout Of Magnetic Tapes
Author(s): J. P. Castera; J. C. Lehureau
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Paper Abstract

Magnetic tape has a potential storage density quite comparable to that of optical media. Furthermore it takes advantage of a long history of industrial development leading to low price high quality and availability. Tests on commercial VTR showed that the noise limitation to very high density lies in the head and playback amplifier noise rather than in the tape itself. Another strong limitation to high density recording on tape is the inability to integrate headstacks to a very high level.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 May 1987
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0702, International Topical Meeting on Image Detection and Quality, (18 May 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.966785
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J. P. Castera, Thomson Central Research Lab (France)
J. C. Lehureau, Thomson Central Research Lab (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0702:
International Topical Meeting on Image Detection and Quality
Lucien F. Guyot, Editor(s)

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