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1.7 Gbit/in.2 gray-scale continuous-phase-change femtosecond image storage

1.7 Gbit/in.2 gray-scale continuous-phase-change femtosecond image storage
1.7 Gbit/in.2 gray-scale continuous-phase-change femtosecond image storage
We demonstrate high-density, multi-level crystallization of a Ge2Sb2Te5 thin film using tightly focused femtosecond laser pulses. The submicron spots with 8 distinct data storage states are written on a 1.08 µm square grid. The significant change in reflectivity of every specific state of crystallized spot allows easy optical reading and identification. As a demonstration, two gray-scale images are written into the storage medium. Our results open up potential applications in ultra-fast two-dimensional parallel cognitive computing and holography.
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Wang, Qian
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Maddock, Jonathan
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MacDonald, Kevin F.
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Hewak, D.W.
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Zheludev, Nikolay I.
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Wang, Qian
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Rogers, E.T.F.
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Roy, Tapashree
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Craig, C.
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MacDonald, Kevin F.
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Hewak, D.W.
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Zheludev, Nikolay I.
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Wang, Qian, Maddock, Jonathan, Rogers, E.T.F., Roy, Tapashree, Craig, C., MacDonald, Kevin F., Hewak, D.W. and Zheludev, Nikolay I. (2014) 1.7 Gbit/in.2 gray-scale continuous-phase-change femtosecond image storage. Applied Physics Letters, 104. (doi:10.1063/1.4869575).

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We demonstrate high-density, multi-level crystallization of a Ge2Sb2Te5 thin film using tightly focused femtosecond laser pulses. The submicron spots with 8 distinct data storage states are written on a 1.08 µm square grid. The significant change in reflectivity of every specific state of crystallized spot allows easy optical reading and identification. As a demonstration, two gray-scale images are written into the storage medium. Our results open up potential applications in ultra-fast two-dimensional parallel cognitive computing and holography.

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Published date: 2014
Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre

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Local EPrints ID: 363653
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/363653
ISSN: 0003-6951
PURE UUID: 997a31fc-8af7-4ff4-8082-cbd7688f0647
ORCID for C. Craig: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-6919-4294
ORCID for Kevin F. MacDonald: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3877-2976
ORCID for D.W. Hewak: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-2093-5773
ORCID for Nikolay I. Zheludev: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1013-6636

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Date deposited: 28 Mar 2014 14:45
Last modified: 03 Dec 2019 02:03

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Author: Qian Wang
Author: Jonathan Maddock
Author: E.T.F. Rogers
Author: Tapashree Roy
Author: C. Craig ORCID iD
Author: D.W. Hewak ORCID iD

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