High Density Optical Memory.
Annual rept., 1 Jul 72-30 Jun 73.
ILLINOIS UNIV URBANA COORDINATED SCIENCE LAB
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The continued development of the photochomic memory has resulted in the design and construction of a second generation KCl memory system and an enhancement of the performance of the original system. Apparatus for coloring memory crystals by means of electron bombardment has been developed making possible the matching of crystal thickness to the depth of field of the focusing lens. Studies of KClNaCl properties indicate that thermo-electric cooling units may be used to simplify the cryostat units for housing the crystal. In the immediate future, the control logic will be integrated with the new memory. This will facilitate the storage and retrieval of a large number of bits and allow interfacing the memory with a computer for long term, high speed reliability tests.
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