semiconductor disk

semiconductor disk

[′sem·i·kən‚dək·tər ‚disk]
(computer science)
A large semiconductor memory that imitates a disk drive in that the operating system can read and write to it as though it were an ordinary disk, but at a much faster rate. Also known as nonrotating disk.
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Dr Jennifer Hastie led the project to demonstrate the first tunable diamond Raman lasers, achieved by incorporating the Raman crystals into semiconductor disk lasers; a novel type of tunable laser extensively developed at the Institute of Photonics said that Raman lasers work by firing a pump light beam through a crystal, thus creating heat, and as that heat is generated the laser beam is converted to a different colour.
She added that if the initial colour of the pump light is tunable, for example that provided by a semiconductor disk laser, we can achieve tuning of the Raman laser colour.
Infrared light injected into a microscopic semiconductor disk follows a similar course, circulating along the disk's edge for long periods with little diminution in intensity.
This timely publication presents a review of the most recent developments in the field of Semiconductor Disk Lasers.
Red Semiconductor Disk Lasers by Intracavity Frequency Conversion
Based on HDS' unique Scalable Architecture, the 7700 is the first product in the Scalable Storage Server series and complements the other products in the HDS Pathfinder Family of storage products, including the 7400 Tape Product Family, the 7900 Semiconductor Disk, and the 7600 Disk Storage Subsystem.
Note to Editors: HDS Pathfinder Family, 7400 Tape Product Family, 7900 Semiconductor Disk, 7600 Disk Storage Subsystem, Extended Serial Adapter, and ExSA are trademarks, and Technical Assistance Program/Service for Disk Analysis, and TAP/SDA are service marks of Hitachi Data Systems Corp.
In addition to supporting the HDS Cartridge Tape Subsystem Series of the 7400 Tape Product Family, the Media Manager Series complements the other products in the HDS Pathfinder Family of storage products, including the Scalable Storage Server Series, the 7900 Semiconductor Disk, and the 7600 Disk Storage Subsystem.
Note to Editors: 7400 Tape Product Family, Pathfinder Family, 7900 Semiconductor Disk, and 7600 Disk Storage Subsystem are trademarks, and Technical Assistance Program/Tape Optimization Service and TAP/TOS are service marks of Hitachi Data Systems Corp.
Current applications range from digital cameras to semiconductor disks, while NANDs versatility and cost-performance position makes it the ideal memory for electronic books and digital music players (MP3).
1 PC Card sockets directly (up to eight, by cascading four 468s), PCMCIA hard disks and semiconductor disks, as well as memory and I/O cards.

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