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16 September 2003 Characterization of photochromic bit-wise volumetric storage media for space applications
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Proceedings Volume 5069, Optical Data Storage 2003; (2003)
Event: Optical Data Storage 2003, 2003, Vancouver, Canada
We report playback performance results of volumetric optical data storage disks that are made from a new class of light-absorbing (photo-chromic) compounds. The disks are first exposed to a simulated space environment. In order to simulate the space environment, a vacuum oven bakes the disks for certain amount of time at a designated temperature. Test results in this temperature study are fit into an Arrhenius model. Disks are also exposed to radiation doses similar to those found in a space environment. Disks fail in high temperature and large proton-dose conditions. Heavy ions do not cause significant disks failure. The prevention of disk failure due to harsh space environments is also discussed.
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Yan Zhang, John Butz, Jason B. Curtis, Neil A. Beaudry, Warren L. Bletscher, James Kevin Erwin, Dak Knight, Thomas D. Milster, and Edwin P. Walker "Characterization of photochromic bit-wise volumetric storage media for space applications", Proc. SPIE 5069, Optical Data Storage 2003, (16 September 2003);


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