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A New Optical Storage System with Terabit-Per-Second Readout

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
56999
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
70108S02-I
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SCIENCE RESEARCH LABORATORY INC
15 Ward Street Somerville, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: A New Optical Storage System with Terabit-Per-Second Readout
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-02ER83507
Award Amount: $99,869.00
 

Abstract:

70108 There is an ever-increasing need for storage of larger quantities of data and for more rapid readout. This project will develop a new volumetric data storage method with far greater capacity and much faster readout than any other now existing or in development. The bits, stored as connections between optical waveguides, are both written and read with lasers, making the readout very fast, a Terabit/s or more. The technique avoids crosstalk due to medium nonlinearity, has no need for thermal fixing of data, and requires only ordinary materials, polymers and metal, for the storage medium. In Phase I, waveguide structures will be fabricated and tested. The coupling between waveguides that stores a one will be analyzed in detail and the writing of data will be demonstrated. Finally, ways to increase writing speed will be identified. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by the awardee: A new data storage system with very rapid readout should have application to the maintenance and use of large databases (particularly image databases such in medical, scientific, government, and military environments) and to the mass recording of large digital video information for the entertainment industry.

Principal Investigator:

Peter Rostler
6175471122
rrostler@srl.com

Business Contact:

Johah J Jacob
70108
6175471122
jjacob@srl.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Science Research Laboratory, Inc.
15 Ward Street Somerville, MA 02143

EIN/Tax ID: 042786396
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No