Cryogenically Cooled Optical Dynamic RAM

  • A. E. Johnson
  • E. S. Maniloff
  • T. W. Mossberg
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 43)


Optical Dynamic RAM (ODRAM) is the first entry in an entirely new class of memory devices, offering price and performance levels that are unachievable with any other technology. ODRAM will have the capacity of magnetic hard drives but will allow up to a three order of magnitude improvement in access time. ODRAM will pro vide this performance advantage at a fraction of the cost of Silicon RAM. The extraordinary performance levels offered by ODRAM, which are the direct result of operation at cryogenic temperatures, will easily justify the expense of cryogenic operation. ODRAM offers a new and unique opportunity for cryogenic technology to address large markets and become an important technology in future Computing and communications applications.


Storage Material Cryogenic Temperature Hard Drive Record Size Memory Product 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. E. Johnson
    • 1
  • E. S. Maniloff
    • 1
  • T. W. Mossberg
    • 1
  1. 1.Templex TechnologyEugeneUSA

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