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Eternal 5D data storage by ultrafast laser writing in glass

Eternal 5D data storage by ultrafast laser writing in glass
Eternal 5D data storage by ultrafast laser writing in glass
Securely storing large amounts of information over relatively short timescales of 100 years, comparable to the span of the human memory, is a challenging problem. Conventional optical data storage technology used in CDs and DVDs has reached capacities of hundreds of gigabits per square inch, but its lifetime is limited to a decade. DNA based data storage can hold hundreds of terabytes per gram, but the durability is limited. The major challenge is the lack of appropriate combination of storage technology and medium possessing the advantages of both high capacity and long lifetime. The recording and retrieval of the digital data with a nearly unlimited lifetime was implemented by femtosecond laser nanostructuring of fused quartz. The storage allows unprecedented properties including hundreds of terabytes per disc data capacity, thermal stability up to 1000 °C, and virtually unlimited lifetime at room temperature opening a new era of eternal data archiving.
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Zhang, Jingyu
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Drevinskas, Rokas
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Patel, Aabid
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Beresna, Martynas
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Kazansky, Peter G.
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Zhang, Jingyu
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Drevinskas, Rokas
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Zhang, Jingyu, Čerkauskaite, Aušra, Drevinskas, Rokas, Patel, Aabid, Beresna, Martynas and Kazansky, Peter G. (2016) Eternal 5D data storage by ultrafast laser writing in glass. SPIE Photonics West: Laser-based Micro- and Nanoprocessing X, United States. 13 - 18 Feb 2016. pp. 1-16 . (doi:10.1117/12.2220600).

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Abstract

Securely storing large amounts of information over relatively short timescales of 100 years, comparable to the span of the human memory, is a challenging problem. Conventional optical data storage technology used in CDs and DVDs has reached capacities of hundreds of gigabits per square inch, but its lifetime is limited to a decade. DNA based data storage can hold hundreds of terabytes per gram, but the durability is limited. The major challenge is the lack of appropriate combination of storage technology and medium possessing the advantages of both high capacity and long lifetime. The recording and retrieval of the digital data with a nearly unlimited lifetime was implemented by femtosecond laser nanostructuring of fused quartz. The storage allows unprecedented properties including hundreds of terabytes per disc data capacity, thermal stability up to 1000 °C, and virtually unlimited lifetime at room temperature opening a new era of eternal data archiving.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 2016
Venue - Dates: SPIE Photonics West: Laser-based Micro- and Nanoprocessing X, United States, 2016-02-13 - 2016-02-18
Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre

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Local EPrints ID: 396809
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/396809
PURE UUID: 0fff8883-d0df-4255-82cf-9d9690da4884
ORCID for Aušra Čerkauskaite: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-2476-7797
ORCID for Aabid Patel: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-9902-5192

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Date deposited: 14 Jun 2016 13:16
Last modified: 15 Jul 2019 20:22

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Author: Jingyu Zhang
Author: Aušra Čerkauskaite ORCID iD
Author: Rokas Drevinskas
Author: Aabid Patel ORCID iD

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