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Optical digital recording was pioneered by James T. Russell of Battelle (which manages Pacific Northwest National Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy). The technology enables information to be stored as a track of dots about one micron in diameter. The technique now is used by major manufacturers of compact disk technology.

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Document Title: CD Player
Category: Computer Science
Media Type: Photos
Date of Image/Photo: July 1991
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