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CD-compatible erasable disk
Author(s): James H. Coombs; A. P.J.M. Jongenelis; W. van Es-Spiekman; Ben A. J. Jacobs; A. H. M. Holtslag
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Paper Abstract

We have experimentally demonstrated the feasibility of a fully backward compatible erasable Compact Disc. Such discs require new phase change materials; we have identified such materials by means of novel selection criteria, finding that a range of GeTeSe alloys possess both the required recording and optical properties.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 October 1994
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 2338, 1994 Topical Meeting on Optical Data Storage, (12 October 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.190170
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James H. Coombs, Philips Research Labs. (Netherlands)
A. P.J.M. Jongenelis, Philips Research Labs. (Netherlands)
W. van Es-Spiekman, Philips Research Labs. (Netherlands)
Ben A. J. Jacobs, Philips Research Labs. (Netherlands)
A. H. M. Holtslag, Philips Research Labs. (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2338:
1994 Topical Meeting on Optical Data Storage
David K. Campbell; Martin Chen; Koichi Ogawa, Editor(s)

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