Abstract

A new concept of high-density memories by arrays of multidirectional V-shape pits and remote polarization readout is proposed. The polarization readout principles are examined by two model experiments. The first experiment with an array of 1 μm deep V-pits fabricated by FIB on a Si wafer, carried out under polarization microscope observation, confirmed the concept by the expected contrast variation among the pits images. Accuracy of the remote readout was examined by the second experiment configuring total reflection V-pits by a rectangular prism glued underneath a glass plate. Polarization detection sensitivity of the V-pit direction was found to be ±0.14°, which should easily accommodate 1.4°=180°/128 separation for 7 bits recording at every single V-pit.

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2006 (4)

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[CrossRef]

H. Ono, T. Akutsu, N. Kawatsuki, K. Kato, T. Shiraku, and T. Tachibana, "One-beam polarization multiplex recordings in photocrosslinkable polymer liquid crystals," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 45, L1010-1012 (2006).
[CrossRef]

S. Jie, X. Duan-Yi, Q. Guo-Sheng, H. Hua, Z. Qi-Cheng, and X. Jian-Ping, "Multilevel read-only optical recording methods," Chin. Phys. 15, 1788-1792 (2006).
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[CrossRef]

2000 (1)

J. Ashley, M.-P. Bernal, G. W. Burr, H. Coufal, H. Guenther, J. A. Hoffnagle, C. M. Jefferson, B. Marcus, R. M. Macfarlane, R. M. Shelby, and G. T. Sinserbox, "Holographic data strage," IBM J. Res. Dev. 44, 341-368 (2000).

1975 (1)

Akutsu, T.

H. Ono, T. Akutsu, N. Kawatsuki, K. Kato, T. Shiraku, and T. Tachibana, "One-beam polarization multiplex recordings in photocrosslinkable polymer liquid crystals," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 45, L1010-1012 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Araki, T.

Ashley, J.

J. Ashley, M.-P. Bernal, G. W. Burr, H. Coufal, H. Guenther, J. A. Hoffnagle, C. M. Jefferson, B. Marcus, R. M. Macfarlane, R. M. Shelby, and G. T. Sinserbox, "Holographic data strage," IBM J. Res. Dev. 44, 341-368 (2000).

Aspnes, D. E.

Bernal, M.-P.

J. Ashley, M.-P. Bernal, G. W. Burr, H. Coufal, H. Guenther, J. A. Hoffnagle, C. M. Jefferson, B. Marcus, R. M. Macfarlane, R. M. Shelby, and G. T. Sinserbox, "Holographic data strage," IBM J. Res. Dev. 44, 341-368 (2000).

Braat, J. J. M.

A. S. van de Nes, J. J. M. Braat, and S. F. Pereira, "High-density optical data storage," Rep. Prog. Phys. 69, 2323-2363 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Burr, G. W.

J. Ashley, M.-P. Bernal, G. W. Burr, H. Coufal, H. Guenther, J. A. Hoffnagle, C. M. Jefferson, B. Marcus, R. M. Macfarlane, R. M. Shelby, and G. T. Sinserbox, "Holographic data strage," IBM J. Res. Dev. 44, 341-368 (2000).

Coufal, H.

J. Ashley, M.-P. Bernal, G. W. Burr, H. Coufal, H. Guenther, J. A. Hoffnagle, C. M. Jefferson, B. Marcus, R. M. Macfarlane, R. M. Shelby, and G. T. Sinserbox, "Holographic data strage," IBM J. Res. Dev. 44, 341-368 (2000).

Duan-Yi, X.

S. Jie, X. Duan-Yi, Q. Guo-Sheng, H. Hua, Z. Qi-Cheng, and X. Jian-Ping, "Multilevel read-only optical recording methods," Chin. Phys. 15, 1788-1792 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Guenther, H.

J. Ashley, M.-P. Bernal, G. W. Burr, H. Coufal, H. Guenther, J. A. Hoffnagle, C. M. Jefferson, B. Marcus, R. M. Macfarlane, R. M. Shelby, and G. T. Sinserbox, "Holographic data strage," IBM J. Res. Dev. 44, 341-368 (2000).

Guo-Sheng, Q.

S. Jie, X. Duan-Yi, Q. Guo-Sheng, H. Hua, Z. Qi-Cheng, and X. Jian-Ping, "Multilevel read-only optical recording methods," Chin. Phys. 15, 1788-1792 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Hoffnagle, J. A.

J. Ashley, M.-P. Bernal, G. W. Burr, H. Coufal, H. Guenther, J. A. Hoffnagle, C. M. Jefferson, B. Marcus, R. M. Macfarlane, R. M. Shelby, and G. T. Sinserbox, "Holographic data strage," IBM J. Res. Dev. 44, 341-368 (2000).

Hua, H.

S. Jie, X. Duan-Yi, Q. Guo-Sheng, H. Hua, Z. Qi-Cheng, and X. Jian-Ping, "Multilevel read-only optical recording methods," Chin. Phys. 15, 1788-1792 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Ichimura, I.

Jefferson, C. M.

J. Ashley, M.-P. Bernal, G. W. Burr, H. Coufal, H. Guenther, J. A. Hoffnagle, C. M. Jefferson, B. Marcus, R. M. Macfarlane, R. M. Shelby, and G. T. Sinserbox, "Holographic data strage," IBM J. Res. Dev. 44, 341-368 (2000).

Jian-Ping, X.

S. Jie, X. Duan-Yi, Q. Guo-Sheng, H. Hua, Z. Qi-Cheng, and X. Jian-Ping, "Multilevel read-only optical recording methods," Chin. Phys. 15, 1788-1792 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Jie, S.

S. Jie, X. Duan-Yi, Q. Guo-Sheng, H. Hua, Z. Qi-Cheng, and X. Jian-Ping, "Multilevel read-only optical recording methods," Chin. Phys. 15, 1788-1792 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Kato, K.

H. Ono, T. Akutsu, N. Kawatsuki, K. Kato, T. Shiraku, and T. Tachibana, "One-beam polarization multiplex recordings in photocrosslinkable polymer liquid crystals," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 45, L1010-1012 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Kawakami, S.

Kawatsuki, N.

H. Ono, T. Akutsu, N. Kawatsuki, K. Kato, T. Shiraku, and T. Tachibana, "One-beam polarization multiplex recordings in photocrosslinkable polymer liquid crystals," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 45, L1010-1012 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Macfarlane, R. M.

J. Ashley, M.-P. Bernal, G. W. Burr, H. Coufal, H. Guenther, J. A. Hoffnagle, C. M. Jefferson, B. Marcus, R. M. Macfarlane, R. M. Shelby, and G. T. Sinserbox, "Holographic data strage," IBM J. Res. Dev. 44, 341-368 (2000).

Marcus, B.

J. Ashley, M.-P. Bernal, G. W. Burr, H. Coufal, H. Guenther, J. A. Hoffnagle, C. M. Jefferson, B. Marcus, R. M. Macfarlane, R. M. Shelby, and G. T. Sinserbox, "Holographic data strage," IBM J. Res. Dev. 44, 341-368 (2000).

Ono, H.

H. Ono, T. Akutsu, N. Kawatsuki, K. Kato, T. Shiraku, and T. Tachibana, "One-beam polarization multiplex recordings in photocrosslinkable polymer liquid crystals," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 45, L1010-1012 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Osato, K.

Pereira, S. F.

A. S. van de Nes, J. J. M. Braat, and S. F. Pereira, "High-density optical data storage," Rep. Prog. Phys. 69, 2323-2363 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Qi-Cheng, Z.

S. Jie, X. Duan-Yi, Q. Guo-Sheng, H. Hua, Z. Qi-Cheng, and X. Jian-Ping, "Multilevel read-only optical recording methods," Chin. Phys. 15, 1788-1792 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Saito, K.

Sasaki, Y.

Sato, T.

Shelby, R. M.

J. Ashley, M.-P. Bernal, G. W. Burr, H. Coufal, H. Guenther, J. A. Hoffnagle, C. M. Jefferson, B. Marcus, R. M. Macfarlane, R. M. Shelby, and G. T. Sinserbox, "Holographic data strage," IBM J. Res. Dev. 44, 341-368 (2000).

Shiraku, T.

H. Ono, T. Akutsu, N. Kawatsuki, K. Kato, T. Shiraku, and T. Tachibana, "One-beam polarization multiplex recordings in photocrosslinkable polymer liquid crystals," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 45, L1010-1012 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Sinserbox, G. T.

J. Ashley, M.-P. Bernal, G. W. Burr, H. Coufal, H. Guenther, J. A. Hoffnagle, C. M. Jefferson, B. Marcus, R. M. Macfarlane, R. M. Shelby, and G. T. Sinserbox, "Holographic data strage," IBM J. Res. Dev. 44, 341-368 (2000).

Studna, A. A.

Tachibana, T.

H. Ono, T. Akutsu, N. Kawatsuki, K. Kato, T. Shiraku, and T. Tachibana, "One-beam polarization multiplex recordings in photocrosslinkable polymer liquid crystals," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 45, L1010-1012 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Tadokoro, T.

Tsuru, T.

van de Nes, A. S.

A. S. van de Nes, J. J. M. Braat, and S. F. Pereira, "High-density optical data storage," Rep. Prog. Phys. 69, 2323-2363 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Yamasaki, T.

Appl. Opt. (3)

Chin. Phys. (1)

S. Jie, X. Duan-Yi, Q. Guo-Sheng, H. Hua, Z. Qi-Cheng, and X. Jian-Ping, "Multilevel read-only optical recording methods," Chin. Phys. 15, 1788-1792 (2006).
[CrossRef]

IBM J. Res. Dev. (1)

J. Ashley, M.-P. Bernal, G. W. Burr, H. Coufal, H. Guenther, J. A. Hoffnagle, C. M. Jefferson, B. Marcus, R. M. Macfarlane, R. M. Shelby, and G. T. Sinserbox, "Holographic data strage," IBM J. Res. Dev. 44, 341-368 (2000).

Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. (1)

H. Ono, T. Akutsu, N. Kawatsuki, K. Kato, T. Shiraku, and T. Tachibana, "One-beam polarization multiplex recordings in photocrosslinkable polymer liquid crystals," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 45, L1010-1012 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Rep. Prog. Phys. (1)

A. S. van de Nes, J. J. M. Braat, and S. F. Pereira, "High-density optical data storage," Rep. Prog. Phys. 69, 2323-2363 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Other (2)

H. G. Tompkins and W. A. McGahan, "Spectroscopic Ellipsometry and Reflectometry," (Wiley, New York, 1999).

T. Kawashima, Y. Sasaki, Y. Inoue, Y. Honma, T. Sato, S. Ohta, and S. Kawakami, "Polarization imaging camera and its application by utilizing a photonic crystal," presented at The 32th Optical Symposium, Japan, 5-6, Jul. 2007.

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