micro-holographic

micro-holographic

A holographic storage method from General Electric. Announced in 2009, initial discs are expected to store 500GB, and drives are also expected to play Blu-ray, DVD and CD media as well. See holographic storage.
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GE researchers said they have successfully demonstrated a threshold micro-holographic storage material that can support 500 gigabytes of storage capacity in a standard DVD-size disc.
GE's micro-holographic discs will be able to be read and recorded on systems very similar to a typical Blu-ray or DVD player.
GE researchers have successfully demonstrated a threshold micro-holographic storage material that can support 500 gigabytes of storage capacity in a standard DVD-size disc.
According to a report by BBC News, the micro-holographic disc, which is the same size as existing DVD discs, is aimed at the archive industry.
Micro-holographic discs can store more data than DVDs or Blu-ray because they store information on the disc in three dimensions, rather than just pits on the surface of the disc.
The company claims that the hardware in the new technology is so similar to current optical storage technology today, micro-holographic players can made backward compatible to play back CDs, DVDs and BDs.
Because GE's micro-holographic discs could essentially be read and played using similar optics to those found in standard Blu-ray players," Lawrence said "Our technology will pave the way for cost-effective, robust and reliable holographic drives that could be in every home.
Timothy's design is a circular, handheld device operated by a micro-holographic "virtual" buttons and is called Orbit.
GE's micro-holographic material can support on one disc the same storage capacity as 20 standard Blu-ray discs
GE's research team has successfully demonstrated a micro-holographic material that can support data recording at the same speed as Blu-ray discs.
GE's Micro-Holographic Discs will have 20 times the storage capacity of a standard Blu-ray disc and be read with systems similar to today's Blu-ray and DVD Players
The GE team successfully recorded micro-holographic marks approaching one percent reflectivity with a diameter of approximately one micron.