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Author Fujitani, Larry
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Keyword Laser disk drives versus magnetic disk drives ♦ On-line tertiary storage ♦ Applications for laser disk drives ♦ Laser disks and the dawn of the information age ♦ New technology ♦ On-line secondary storage ♦ Optical disk space
Abstract Commercially available only recently, the optical disk drive uses a laser beam to burn impressions onto a plastic disk. Employing a highly focused beam rather than a diffuse magnetic field to write, the laser optical disk drive yields storage densities up to 10 times those of magnetic disks.
Description Affiliation: Optimem, Sunnyvale, CA (Fujitani, Larry)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2005-08-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal Communications of the ACM (CACM)
Volume Number 27
Issue Number 6
Page Count 9
Starting Page 546
Ending Page 554


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Source: ACM Digital Library