UCF Team Develops 1 Terabyte Capacity DVD

Amidst the battle between HD-DVD and Blu-Ray are new developments that may change the whole game of media storage. At the University of Central Florida, Chemistry Professor Kevin D. Belfield and his team have developed a new technology that allows an incredibly massive amount of data to be stored on a single disc. Although the data is stored very compacted, it is stored permanently without the possibility of damage that you experience with VHS or DVDs. With these two other formats, the quality can diminish overtime and wear out.

They were able to achieve this breakthrough dubbed as the Two-Photon 3-D Optical Data Storage System by developing a technique of shooting two lasers on to a recording surface. These two lasers are each at a different wavelength and create a very specific image that is sharper than those of current techniques.

Compared to the Blu-Ray Disc that can now store up to 25GB, Belfield's technique can store at least 1,000GB at high-definition quality. The UCF team has received a $270,000 three-year grant from the National Science Foundation to continue this work.

UCF Researcher develops DVD which holds 1 Terabyte [Via: Newlaunches]