5 Dimensional DVD

CONTENTS        Introduction Generation of Optical Recording 2-D Optical Storage 3-D Optical Storage 4-D Optical Storage 5-D Optical Storage Recording and Reading Process .

. Here we show true five dimensions optical recording. It uses extremely tiny gold particles called nanorods as the recording medium. 5D DVD exploits the colour and polarization of light.  It utilizes five dimensions to store data.INTRODUCTION  5D DVD can store 300 times more than that a ordinary DVD can hold. Major hurdle is the lack of recording medium.


more data can be stored.  Data area for DVD disc is larger than that for CD.  The main drawback of 2D technology is the diffraction of light. .  As pit size decreases. the width of laser also decreases.  Smaller pits means.2-DIMENSIONAL OPTICAL STORAGE  Here data is written in pits on the surface of the disc.

a photochemical change takesplace.  In Holographic storage the data storage is volumetric. . the laser is focused at different depth for different layers.  The number of layers is severely limited to 10 layers.3-DIMENSIONAL OPTICAL STORAGE  It includes multi-layered and holographic storage.  In multi-layered optical storage data is held multiple layers.  In order to record data.  During reading of data.

.  Individual bits can have different colours of encoding schemes. colour dimension.4-DIMENSIONAL OPTICAL STORAGE  This optical storage makes use of an additional dimension.  Laser beams of different colours are used to encode data.

 Each layer contains extremely tiny gold particles called ³nano-rods´.5-DIMENSIONAL OPTICAL STORAGE  Dimensions of data storage are three spatial dimension.  Reading laser only interacts with a single layer at laser focus. colour and polarisation.  Nanorods of difference sizes respond to different colours of light. .

.  Optical extinction of gold nanorods is influenced by their orientation.GOLD NANORODS  It exhibits tunable absorption as a function of aspect ratio.

 During reading. . it turns into spheres. the specific nanorods shine when they absorb the dimlight.RECORDING AND READING PROCESS  For recording.  Nanorods of specific size absorb a specific wavelength and are aligned with direction of lights polarization.  When the laser beam is focused on rods. a tunable laser is focused on a gold nanorod layer.

.  Can be manufactured on a large scale.  Compact and light.ADVANTAGES  Large storage space.

 Not easily re-writable.DISADVANTAGES  Slow Writing speed. .  Cost Concerns.  Impracticality of using Titanium Sapphire Femtosecond Laser.

FIELDS OF APPLICATION  Medical Field  Space Research  Financial Sectors  Entertainment Sector .

CONCLUSION  Promising approach for bulk data storage.  By introducing color and polarization dimension to existing technology.6 TB  With new advancement the storage can be increased to 10TB . storage capacity can be increased to 1.