Abstract

The growing demand for data storage in computing systems has stimulated the investigation of optical memory techniques because they offer a potential improvement in packing density of about two orders of magnitude over the apparent limits of conventional magnetic storage techniques. Physical properties and optical memory characteristics of magnetooptic thin films of manganese bismuth have been investigated with regard to both bit-oriented and holographic memories. All the required technology for design of a bit-oriented memory appears to be available, but several key components required for a holographic memory still remain to be developed.

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