CD Data Bits
Bertho Boman


I had problems reading a CD in the computer so I figured I would read it bit by bit the hard way. The picture was taken with a 100X microscope objective and direct projection to a Nikon D2H camera. Some day when I get more time I will work on increasing the resolution further.

Full frame

This is a low resolution picture of a section of the CD.

Section frame

This is a cropped section of the picture above at full resolution.
The vertical lines are the tracks on the CD. The track to track spacing is 1.6 micro meters, so the dots are about 1 micron in diameter.
A regular strand of hair would completely cover this picture.