Sony just revealed the new laser they’re developing alongside Tohoku University. Regardless of the future of physical media, the specs are astounding to consider.
The blue-violet laser fires ultra fast bursts of very thin beams of light. The wavelength measures 405 nanometers, pulsing for durations of 3 picoseconds. (A nanometer, as most of you know, is one billionth of a meter. And a picosecond is one-trillionth of a second.) The light output will be over 100x that of similar lasers.
Such a laser could read a next generation media with 20x the capacity of Blu-ray, meaning you could [...]