GE Demonstrates Holographic Storage | May 4, 2009 Issue - Vol. 87 Issue 18 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 87 Issue 18 | p. 21 | Concentrates
Issue Date: May 4, 2009

GE Demonstrates Holographic Storage

Department: Business
GE is readying holographic storage.
Credit: General Electric
GE is readying holographic storage.
Credit: General Electric

General Electric researchers have demonstrated a material that the company says could be used to make holographic storage media about the size of DVDs that can store 500 gigabytes of data, or about 100 DVDs' worth of information. In principle, holographic storage media should store more information than ordinary DVDs because they will use three dimensions of space for storage rather than two, as DVDs do. "Our technology will pave the way for cost-effective, robust, and reliable holographic drives that could be in every home," says Brian Lawrence, the leader of GE's holographic storage program.

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