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Title    Say Goodbye to the Dots and Dashes to Enhance Optical Storage Media
Date    Thursday February 04 2021, @05:00AM
Author    requerdanos
Topic   
from the angular-wizardry dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=21/02/03/2313205

Arthur T Knackerbracket has processed the following story:

Purdue University innovators have created technology aimed at replacing Morse code with colored “digital characters” to modernize optical storage. They are confident the advancement will help with the explosion of remote data storage during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

[...] Rather than using the traditional dots and dashes as commonly used in these technologies, the Purdue innovators encode information in the angular position of tiny antennas, allowing them to store more data per unit area.

"The storage capacity greatly increases because it is only defined by the resolution of the sensor by which you can determine the angular positions of antennas," said Alexander Kildishev, an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering in Purdue's College of Engineering. "We map the antenna angles into colors, and the colors are decoded."

[...]This new development not only allows for more information to be stored but also increases the readout rate.

"You can put four sensors nearby, and each sensor would read its own polarization of light," Kildishev said. "This helps increase the speed of readout of information compared to the use of a single sensor with dots and dashes."

Future applications for this technology include security tagging and cryptography. To continue developing these capabilities, the team is looking to partner with interested parties in the industry.

Journal Reference:
Maowen Song, Di Wang, Zhaxylyk A. Kudyshev, et al. Enabling Optical Steganography, Data Storage, and Encryption with Plasmonic Colors, Laser & Photonics Reviews (DOI: 10.1002/lpor.202000343)


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  1. "following story" - https://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2021/Q1/say-goodbye-to-the-dots-and-dashes-to-enhance-optical-storage-media.html
  2. "Purdue University" - https://www.purdue.edu/
  3. "electrical and computer engineering" - https://engineering.purdue.edu/ECE
  4. "10.1002/lpor.202000343" - https://doi.org/10.1002/lpor.202000343
  5. "Original Submission" - https://soylentnews.org/submit.pl?op=viewsub&subid=47201

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