While mocked in recent years FMD, Fluorescent Media Disc, will be the winner either per se or I.P.Lucent
, Intellectual Property giant, holds the keys to Fluorescent optical storage, farmed out to InPhase Technologies
. And also in a research consortium of giants: ricoh, Zeon Chemicals, toolex, liteon (the wretches to whom plextor outsourced their previously awesome optical gear), STEAG HamaTech, Imation, Hitachi Maxell, Bayer Material... InPhase Technologies was founded in December 2000 as a Lucent Technologies venture, spun out of Bell Labs research. InPhase owns 14 patents that were developed at Bell Labs, and has exclusive royalty free rights to another 28 patents. Over 400 patents and disclosures have been filed by InPhase Technologies.
HTL or LTH with respect to BluRay ring any bells?
Unfortunately for un InPhase pushed FM in a difficult direction and hit a 'restructuring' financial wall.
Signal Lake is a true believer but will also play licensing games when push accosts shove as it primarily invests in portfolios.
aside: I had hoped digital paper would have found a wider market than amazon lock-in with kindle.
bdxl ~ 128 gig capacity is stretching to reach the mere initial capacity of FMD.
And BooRay requires a spinning platter at ever higher rotational speeds. FMD has no such pesky limitation. FMD can
be fabricated in rotating optical format should the market choose. But will NOT require every faster rotational speeds especially as the current optical market is too leary (lazy) to implement obvious solutions.
Sony as always cheats at sales numbers. Subtract from drive total sales all playstation sales. NOW compare with HD-DVD. Oh, my, BluRay is not the hyped winner as they would prefer historically.
Holography breaks through the density limits of conventional storage by going beyond recording only on the surface, to recording through the full depth of the medium. Unlike other technologies that record one data bit at a time, holography records and reads over a million bits of data with a single flash of light. This enables transfer rates significantly higher than current optical storage devices. High storage densities and fast transfer rates, combined with durable, reliable, low cost media, make holography poised to become a compelling choice for next-generation storage and content distribution needs.
Polytopic multiplexing is a new method of overlapping holograms that, when combined with other multiplexing techniques, can increase the capacity of a volume holographic data storage system by more than a factor of 10. This is because the method makes possible the effective utilization of thick media. An experimental demonstration of this technique is also presented. © 2004
A holographic system is presented, along with experimental results that demonstrate data densities of 500 Gbit/in^2 ~ 2006
retrieval speeds in the terabytes per second? rotating optical device trauma! Extreme Kerr?
data retrievable easily from damaged media? not rotating optical!
Future-ready for graphene mobility
- Less sensitive to imperfection in media and drives than CD/DVD;
fluorescent technique does not depend on interference effects and
requires less stringent manufacturing requirements for media and drives
- Emitted fluorescent light from any given layer is non-coherent, eliminating
problems of —parasite interference“
- Limited-lateral spatial resolution system twice that for coherent light-based
systems (e.g., CD/DVD using reflective layer).
- Compatible with present CD/DVD formats, having the ability to handle the
same data rates over each of its layers
- using existing red-laser technology yielding 150 GB discs. When blue lasers become cost-effective, FMDs with terabytes of capacity
Development has been foolishly constrained to compatibility with current optical laser specs. Compare to Holographic Data Storage System (HDSS) an IBM-Darpa research effort.
. Well before IBM research was Raytheon
research into biological storage, then their own holography optical phased array for beam steering
, to quantum storage. Consider modern day Raytheon's colloidal quantum dots
(or intersection with RFID)
Will R-RAM be as resisted too? (no pun intended) or as patentented ReRam? (simplified: throwing levers with current as bit storage. no physical levers. Or imagine a pair of swinging doors which accomodate in and out. Instead of swinging to center they retain the last direction flow.)
Resist "cloud" (internet farm marketing), sheeple, especially the deep pockets crytographic arms race -- beowulf. LOCAL storage avoids the prying eye.
privacy is essential to liberty