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Potential of Ge-Sb-Te phase-change optical disks for high-data-rate recording in the near future
Author(s): Noboru Yamada
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Paper Abstract

Achieving disk overwrite at a high-data-rate depends on increasing both the disk revolving speed and recording bit density. This work was done to estimate the possible data transferring rates that can be expected in the near future. It is projected that combining the typical phase-change material Ge-Sb-Te and a `thermally-balanced structure' to decrease over-write distortion, several 10 Mbps will soon be obtained by a red laser and more than 100 Mbps will be obtained by a blue laser.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 July 1997
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3109, Optical Data Storage 1997 Topical Meeting, (30 July 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.280690
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Noboru Yamada, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3109:
Optical Data Storage 1997 Topical Meeting
Henryk Birecki; James Z. Kwiecien, Editor(s)

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