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optical data storage (ODS)

The storage of information via optical means, primarily employing a low-power laser to inscribe data on a photosensitive surface as pits or phase differences and to read such data via reflected light in the retrieval stage. Optical data storage techniques are commonly used for writing and reading CD-ROM and DVD information as well as optical holography.

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