Microholography: 500GB DVD-sized discs

Microholography: 500GB DVD-sized discs

Jul 10

A group of scientists working together with the Institute of Optics and Optical Technologies at the Technical University of Berlin claim to have discovered a way to store 500GB worth of data on DVD-sized discs. The scientists are members of the Microholas Project, coordinated by Dr. Susanna Orlic, which plans to double the storage capacity to 1TB by 2010.

The Project aims to implement a microholographic recording techniques which record data to nanostructures in the recording process. By combining multilayer storage and holographic multiplexing, “microholography” allows data to be stored in three dimensions. The technology works by replacing the two-dimensional pit-land structures currently found on CDs and DVDs with microgratings, which are “holographically induced” using two laser beams. In other words, instead of recording to a series of bumps and pits like standard CDs, the new technology creates three-dimensional holographic grids that can be used for reading and writing data throughout the physical structure of the disc.

News Source: Ars Technica

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11 comments

  1. I don’t know why I still cannot fond this technology in Azerbaijan where from I’m.

  2. Well…
    I am so sad that I don’t know why I still cannot fond this technology in Azerbaijan where from I’m.

  3. This is a seriously huge dvd.

  4. seriously huge dvd.

  5. How handy!

  6. aren’t those called blu-rays?

  7. The technology works by replacing the two-dimensional pit-land structures currently found on CDs and DVDs with microgratings, which are “holographically induced” using two laser beams.

  8. How handy!!!

  9. Seriously huge dvd.

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  11. This is really amazing. A needed for me to store my files. I would definitely grab this one.

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