To Store Data, a Hologram ‘Picture’ Is Worth a Million Bits
March 22, 2001 | Source: New York Times
Bell Labs spinoff InPhase Technologies is developing a new data storage system using 3D holograms, due out in a few years. It will allow a CD-ROM size disc to hold 400 gigabytes, enough to store 100 full-length feature films.
The technology will feature an ultra-high-speed data transfer rate, allowing for downloading an entire digitized movie in 30 seconds.
The U.S Defense Department’s National Imagery and Mapping Agency is a sponsor.