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CD-erasable (CD-E) disk technology
Author(s): Hiroko Iwasaki; Michiharu M. Abe; Ben A. J. Jacobs; Anthony G. Dewey
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Paper Abstract

CD-ROM has established itself as the preferred medium for the cost-effective distribution of software and various types of multimedia information. The ongoing price reductions of write- once CD-R media and drives are broadening the application range of CD-R from CD- prototyping and small-scale data distribution towards data archiving and bck-up at the desktop. The addition of erasability would increase the attractiveness of recordable CD technology and enable its wide-spread use for personal recording of all types of data files with convenient data interchange. A CD-erasable system (CD-E) with the following characteristics would be very desirable: 1) compatible with existing computer systems and software, 2) erasable with direct overwrite (DOW), 3) recordable using CD-R recorders with minimum modification, 4) readable on CD-ROM players with minimum modification, and 5) reliable. The potential of Ag-In-Sb-Te phase-change materials for CD-E discs and some basic studies have been previously reported by Ricoh. In this paper, we present detailed results of DOW recording on Ricoh's CD-E discs at 2.4-2.8 m/s (CD double speed). We conclude that reliable writing and reading as outlined in the concept above can be achieved with this CD-E system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 September 1995
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 2514, Optical Data Storage '95, (8 September 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.218749
Show Author Affiliations
Hiroko Iwasaki, Ricoh Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Michiharu M. Abe, Ricoh Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Ben A. J. Jacobs, Philips Research Labs. (Netherlands)
Anthony G. Dewey, IBM Almaden Research Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2514:
Optical Data Storage '95
Gordon R. Knight; Hiroshi Ooki; Yuan-Sheng Tyan, Editor(s)

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