High density, high performance data storage via volume holography: The Lucent platform

William L. Wilson*, K. Curtis, M. Tackitt, A. Hill, T. Richardson, S. Campbell, A. Hale, L. Dhar, A. Harris, C. Boyd, M. Schilling

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A data storage system based on a multiplexing method is developed. Taking advantage of closely coupled materials and system development effort, a research prototype system capable of automated storage and recovery of pixel matched holograms is constructed. The approximately 480 Kb/page system is the first of its kind using a photopolymer media. Raw bit error rates of the order of 10-5 are observed for recorded data pages recovered in 280 μm polymer films. Simple error correction codes allowed error free recovery of a wide variety of stored data types from photopolymer films.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)426-428
Number of pages3
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Issue numberSUPPL.
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1999 Joint International Symposium on Optical Memory and Optical Optical Data Storage (ISOM/ODS'99) - Koloa, HI, USA
Duration: Jul 12 1999Jul 15 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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