Principles and techniques of optical data storage

Masud Mansuripur, Glenn Sincerbox

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We review the field of optical data storage and describe the various technologies that either are in use today or are likely to play a role in the near future. Our emphasis will be on optical-disk and holographic optical storage.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1780-1796
Number of pages17
JournalProceedings of the IEEE
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1997


  • Erasable optical data storage
  • Holographic data storage
  • Magnetooptical recording
  • Optical disk
  • Phase-change optical disk

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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