Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > News > Blu-ray's here, but blues beckon

March 2nd, 2008

Blu-ray's here, but blues beckon

Abstract:
TWO weeks ago, Toshiba hit the headlines when the giant Japanese multi-national announced it would no longer manufacture high-definition DVD players and recorders. It was seen as a massive victory for backers of the new Blu-ray Disc technology, which can store 50 gigabytes of data - or almost six times the capacity of a dual-layer DVD.

But Professor Min Gu is already predicting the death of Blu-ray. The director of the centre for micro-photonics at Swinburne University says demand for increased optical disc storage is expected to grow exponentially and, within five to 10 years discs of a one-petabyte capacity - more than 50,000 times what current DVDs can hold - will be required.

Talking to Professor Gu is like listening to a science-fiction novelist describing a new world of high-tech devices: 3-D television screens broadcasting high-definition stereoscopic films from a nano-crystal player operating in five dimensions; satellite images beamed to military installations on earth recording more data on a single disc than could be held on 100,000 regular DVDs.

With a $1 million, five-year grant from the Australian Research Council, the Swinburne team is using nanotechnology to break the Blu-ray barrier. Because Blu-ray uses a blue-violet laser to read and write data, Professor Gu says it is limited at the ultraviolet end.

"We want to record multi-dimension information, recording three dimensions on a disc but also in different colours at different wavelengths and with different polarisations of light so we can make use of five dimensions," he says.

Source:
theage.com.au

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Sandia use confined nanoparticles to improve hydrogen storage materials performance: Big changes from a small package for hydrogen storage February 25th, 2017

New nano approach could cut dose of leading HIV treatment in half February 24th, 2017

Atom-scale oxidation mechanism of nanoparticles helps develop anti-corrosion materials February 24th, 2017

Atomic force imaging used to study nematodes: KFU bionanotechnology lab (head - Dr. Rawil Fakhrullin) has obtained 3-D images of nematodes' cuticles February 23rd, 2017

Announcements

Sandia use confined nanoparticles to improve hydrogen storage materials performance: Big changes from a small package for hydrogen storage February 25th, 2017

New nano approach could cut dose of leading HIV treatment in half February 24th, 2017

Atom-scale oxidation mechanism of nanoparticles helps develop anti-corrosion materials February 24th, 2017

Atomic force imaging used to study nematodes: KFU bionanotechnology lab (head - Dr. Rawil Fakhrullin) has obtained 3-D images of nematodes' cuticles February 23rd, 2017

Photonics/Optics/Lasers

'Lossless' metamaterial could boost efficiency of lasers and other light-based devices February 20th, 2017

Liquid metal nano printing set to revolutionize electronics: Creating integrated circuits just atoms thick February 18th, 2017

Research opens door to smaller, cheaper, more agile communications tech February 16th, 2017

1,000 times more efficient nano-LED opens door to faster microchips February 5th, 2017

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project