Posted Mon Jul 26, 2010 at 07:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward
The powerful blue-violet laser can read discs with twenty times current capacity.
Sony's research and development team is always up to something exciting. Whether it's OLED televisions or new processors, they usually have something up their sleeves worth talking about. The latest announcement from Sony certainly reflects that.
The company has cooked up a new blue-violet ultrafast pulsed semiconductor laser that's capable of some very impressive things. For starters, it can read data from a disc with a capacity twenty times that of Blu-rays. That's a full Terabyte for those keeping score at home.
It's still a new tech, and it's pretty unlikely that we'll be seeing it brought over to the home any time soon. But who knows, in the next five or ten years we could be getting entire seasons of television in 1080p all stored on a single disc.
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