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Best Project Finalist Award for Femtoprint Technology paper presented at CLEO post deadline session

Published: 21 June 2013

A group of researchers from the Optoelectronics Reseach Centre at the University of Southampton have been awarded, "Best Project Finalist" at the photonics industry's renowned Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) in San Jose. 

The paper, "5D Data Storage by Ultrafast Laser Nanostructuring in Glass," was presented by the Physical Optics group from the ORC during CLEO's prestigous post deadline session last week. It presents their latest work on the on the so-called 'Super-man memory crystals,' a project lead by researcher Martynas Beresna, which is conducted in a joint programme with Eindhoven University of Technology.

Martynas said: ‘We are developing a very stable and safe form of portable memory using glass, which could be very useful for organisations with big archives. At the moment companies have to back up their archives every five to ten years because hard-drive memory has a relatively short lifespan. 

"Museums who want to preserve information or places like the national archives where they have huge numbers of documents, would really benefit."

The researchers are working with a Lithuanian company to market the crystals. (Can we say who?)

"I am very proud of what we have accomplished as a group and this certainly comes as a stimulus for new EC projects together and a very successful spin-off!" says Yves Bellouard, Associate Professor at Eindhoven  

CLEO's ever-popular post-deadline paper presentations drew a large audience with over 1500 participants attending the post deadline sessions. Conference attendees eagerly travelled from room to room to hear the newest significant research in rapidly advancing areas at the earliest possible opportunity.

 

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