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Photonics Startup Aims to Commercialize TB Discs

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CLEVELAND, Oct. 22, 2012 — Businesses and consumers may soon have a cheaper, more manageable way to store large amounts of digital data, thanks to a university startup that aims to make optical films capable of holding 1 to 2 TB — or about 50 Blu-ray movies. As an alternative to storing data on energy-wasting magnetic discs or cumbersome magnetic tapes, Folio Photonics will use optical technology first developed by the Center for Layered Polymeric Systems at Case Western Reserve University's School of Engineering to make an optical film with 64 data layers. “A disc will be on the capacity scale...Read full article

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