Spinning disk test stand for two-color, tungsten oxide based optical memory system

Rebecca Bussjager, Mark Getbehead, Joseph M. Osman, Dan Hinkel, David Grucza, Thomas McEwen, Brook Myers, Nathan Holzhauer, Joseph Chaiken

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We have constructed and tested a spin stand based demonstration system for a new form of optical memory. Based on a new two color storage process which utilizes a form of tungsten oxide as the physical medium, this system offers potential advantages in storage density, write speed, signal to noise, processing flexibility, data robustness, and overall cost. In this paper we describe the system and its performance on prototype disks. Issues regarding choices of wavelengths, write power and speed will be discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE Aerospace Applications Conference Proceedings
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages14
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1999 IEEE Aerospace Conference - Snowmass at Aspen, CO, USA
Duration: Mar 6 1999Mar 13 1999


OtherProceedings of the 1999 IEEE Aerospace Conference
CitySnowmass at Aspen, CO, USA


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Bussjager, R., Getbehead, M., Osman, J. M., Hinkel, D., Grucza, D., McEwen, T., Myers, B., Holzhauer, N., & Chaiken, J. (1999). Spinning disk test stand for two-color, tungsten oxide based optical memory system. In IEEE Aerospace Applications Conference Proceedings (Vol. 3, pp. 329-342). IEEE Computer Society.